I started by painting the spools. I used crackle paint on the green one and spray paint on the other two.
I used Mod Podge to glue a circle of paper to the bottom.
Then I filled the hole with seed beads, dropped some E6000 on top, and glued a button, cabochons, or paper flower on top. I then inserted a memo pin (Tim Holtz line).
Finally, I used Mod Podge to adhere a strip of paper to the spool.