I didn't really have any "real" wood for this, so I used extra base board we had lying around. I sawed it myself! Then I carved holes and hot-glued little pieces of wooden sticks (i used chopsticks) to hold the spool in place! Be sure to sand down the sharp spots. It's no fun getting a splinter.
wood (or baseboards like I used! lol), saw (please be careful!), TONS of wooden chopsticks or a long skinny wooden pole (from Michaels), wood carving utensil, hot glue, hammer, nails, sand paper