Showing posts with label ideas for rolling pins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ideas for rolling pins. Show all posts

May 8, 2014

ROLLING PIN IDEAS


A few weeks ago, I had an idea after watching an "Everybody Loves Raymond," episode. If you haven't seen the show, over at Raymonds Moms' house, she has a rolling pin on the wall that holds mail.

So I went and bought a handful of rolling pins at the Dollar Mart for only $1.19 each, the wooden ones. And I tried my hand at making them. Well, turns out I'm not great at cutting the back off of the round rolling pins to make them flat against the wall. And the cuts to hold the mail.....well, they turned out awful. Take a look:


See how the lines came out all uneven? I had used a table saw for that and apparently it wasn't the right tool. lol.

And anyhow, I then came up with an idea to use some country homespun fabric and cover up my mess. That way I could try to salvage the wooden rolling pins. And here's what I decided on doing:

As you see in the photo above, I cut a piece of fabric to fit over the pin itself. Then I used a hot glue gun to glue it around the pin. I only glued the back of it. And it has held fine like that.



I also painted the handles in a flat back with some craft paint from Michaels. It just gave them a little bit more prim look.


And I took some craft wire and attached a metal star just to prim it up a bit more.

Lastly, I attached a sawtooth hanger on the back, which is the flat side, to make for easy hanging. I nailed in the small tacks that came with the kit. The kit was found at the Dollar Mart also, for only $1.19.


And that was pretty much it. After taking the pics, I decided to take some sand paper and rough up the handles a bit more. And they did look better after that. And that's all there was too it.

It was a craft fail that actually turned out salvageable. lol.



Happy Crafting Ya'll,
~Lisa

Mar 1, 2013

Vintange Styled Rolling Pins


Of course these aren't genuine vintage rolling pins. I know they don't even look close, but they were my shot at adding a little character to the brand new ones. I love rolling pins. I have them stashed here and there all over my house. But I don't care for them much, when they are brand new and plain. Now the older ones, I'll never touch with a paint brush. lol. Just the new ones.  I got mine at the local Dollar Mart for only $1.39 each. Awesome! Here's one in the brand new form:


First I painted each handles a kitcheny color. I went with regular red, blue and colonial green.



Then I took a lead pencil and drew on a few sayings. The "Dairy" idea stemmed from a photo of a board I saw over at a blog called  MissMustardSeed, where my total inspiration for this post came from, actually!Her blog is awesome, btw, and you definitely should check it out!




Then I painted in the letters with an off white, let it dry, then lined each outline in the matching color. I skipped finishing the blue handled one for now because I have other plans for it soon! :-)

Next, after all dried, I took some light grained sand paper and roughed them up a bit. Then I stirred up a mixture of approximately 95% all purpose sealer and 5% acrylic brown paint. This is what I use instead of the gel stain that is on the market. It probably doesn't work as great, but it fits my needs.

Then I brushed it on in light, even strokes. Just one coat done it for me on each. See the next pic of the difference of one with and one without.

You can always mix the homemade gel stain a little darker or lighter as needed. Just increase the amount of paint you add to the sealer.

I let them dry, then hang them up on my hand made rolling pin holder. (CLICK HERE to view the post where I made rolling pin holder.) And wa~la. Here they are.



What do you think? Do you like the plain ones or the painted ones best?