This was such an easy project. I started with a vintage wood spool and an old dictionary.
Cut out the definition for "teach", size it to the spool and mod podge it on.
These are a few others I made
Place a trinket or bead onto organza ribbon and thread it through the hole of the spool. Make sure the bead is larger than the hold in the spool. This keeps the spool on the ribbon. Tie the top of the ribbon and voila! You have a beautiful ornament that your child's teacher can hang on her tree or near her desk.