I have hundreds of spools of thread for my sewing and embroidery machine. I was looking for an economical solution for keeping the threads from unraveling and making a tangled mess. Because I have so many spools, most ready-made solutions would end up being too costly. Well I was at the Dollar Tree store this weekend and saw a pack of those rubber bands for the little braids. There was 750 in the package. WOW, for a dollar I would see if this was my solution. They are not what I would consider real rubber, they are more like an elastic plastic. They do work and are just large enough to go over one of the larger spools of thread. I am hoping they continue to work after being taken on and off multiple times but if they don’t, hey, I have 740 left in there.
They come in a variety of colors. I learned very quickly that you want to put dark ones on light-colored thread and light ones on the dark threads. They stretch out to about the size of thread too so it is hard to tell where they are on the spool. For three days they have worked, I will let you know if things change but it is a solution for me today. I hope this helps someone else.
I tried to take a picture of the plastic bubble card they came on but I could not get a good enough picture so you could tell anything. Just look in the hair styling supplies of any store. Some brand of them will be available.