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Rolling Pin Jute Holder

March 27, 2012

Those ladies have done it again!  5 bloggers have gotten together and decided to have a Mission Possible link party each month.  I’ve just been over to check out some of the link ups, and decided I want to join the party, too!Smile  This month the theme is “It’s a Cinch”…easy ideas and tutorials.

Since the theme is “quick and easy”, I want to share with you one of the quickest new little decor ideas I’ve found recently.

A bare wall in my new craft room needed some accessorizing.  This picture in Pottery Barn’s latest catalogue inspired me:

rolling pin

Actually, a lot of things about the picture inspired me, but that rolling pin in the center top was what caught my eye.  How clever!

I set out to make my own version.  I had an old rolling pin of my Grandma’s that still spins wonderfully.  I placed one end of the jute against the rolling pin, and spun it quickly with my other hand.  {There were no hands left to take pictures of this step…but I think you get the picture!}  I spun the jute until I had a good amount evenly distributed on the rolling pin.

rolling pin straight on

 

I then tied extra jute on each handle to form loops to hang from, knotting the ends.

Old porcelain electrical conduits were screwed onto the wall for decorative hangers.

jute rolling pin holder side

 

A little jute “clothesline” with clothespins hold some of my favorite paint swatch colors {but they could easily hold notes in an entryway, too}.

rolling pin straight on

 

And ~ bonus! ~  Not only does it look neat, it functions well, too.  When I want to actually use some jute, I just pull the string and it unwinds nicely.

 

Linking to:  Thistlewood Farm, At Home with K