The kitchen is where we normally keep a lot of utensils either used for cooking or baking. At some point, these utensils get to a point where they cannot serve their purpose anymore, perhaps like a rolling pin that has put on too many miles. This kitchen item is normally made of hard and good quality wood and throwing out such great material would be a total waste.
If you ever have an unused rolling pin and you simply don’t want to throw it away, you can maintain its usefulness by re-purposing it! To help you with your project, we compiled 15 fabulous ways to find other uses for your old rolling pins. Read on and start reviving those pins.
1. Basket display
If you love baking too much and end up having more baking pins than you normally use, you can re-purpose your other pins by putting them in a metal basket and arranging them to make them look artistic and worthy of being displayed in your home. You can make this idea even better by painting your rolling pins in the color scheme that you prefer and putting them inside a more intricately designed metal basket.
Another way to make your rolling pins useful is by repainting them and transforming them to become bookends. Their sturdy nature will help in keeping your books perfectly aligned and arranged. You can be creative and repaint your rolling pins to match your home design.
3. Doorway display
If being artistic is where you’re trying to get to, you can always make use of this amazing idea for re-purposing your rolling pins. You can create a frame where you can place the rolling pins on top of one another. Once done, you can now hang this artwork on your doorway and voila! You now have an artistic yet affordable entryway that your guests will surely love.
4. Flower Hanger
This rolling pin re-purposing idea is meant for the person who loves flowers. Since rolling pins are made of wood, they can be considered as the perfect tools to use in holding up vases of lovely flowers in your garden or porch. You just have to make sure that the pins are carefully attached to your ceiling before hanging any flower vase beneath it.
5. Garden display
Rolling pins are quite versatile items because they can also be made into lovely garden display or decorations. Tap your creative side and paint the rolling pins in the theme that you want to portray in your garden, just like the one in the image below. Having these artistic items in your garden surely adds charm to your property.
6. Jewelry holder
Accessories and jewelry are important because they accentuate the clothes you are wearing, and they can make or break your entire look! If you have one too many accessories on hand, one way to ensure that they are all in your line of view is by installing jewelry holders on your wall. One fabulous item that can be a great jewel holder is your old rolling pin. You can attach it against your wall and start putting all your precious jewelry and accessories!
7. Curtain rods
This rolling pin re-purposing idea makes use of both old pins and some hooks. Instead of buying a new curtain rod in case yours breaks down, why not make use of your old rolling pins and transform them? By adding a few hooks, you can now make use of the rolling pins as curtain rods that are not only cheaper but also stronger!
8. Kitchen island cloth holder
Working in the kitchen usually involves getting your hands wet. That’s why having a cloth to wipe your hands with is a must in this part of your home. You don’t need to buy kitchen cloth holders! Just grab your old rolling pin, attach it steadfastly to the kitchen island and you now have a cloth holder in no time at all.
9. Recipe holder
Most of the food we cook today are from recipes passed on from one generation to another. Every family has their unique takes on food and these are kept alive by lists and recipes that guide the family cook each time they grace the kitchen. Creating a recipe holder made of old rolling pins will not only make cooking a breeze, but it will also add a certain charm to your kitchen counter.
10. Hook rack
Another project that aims to re-purpose old rolling pins is by transforming them into huge hooks. You will have to cut the rolling pins and attach them to a frame in a slightly upward position so that they can be able to hold items in your home. If you place it in the hallway, this project can serve as a hook where umbrellas or even coats can be hanged.
11. Tiered tray
Now, this is a fancy way to bring you old rolling pins into a new purpose. Using a rolling pin in the middle, you can add metal plates where the pins will go through. Arrange the plates to make them look tiered. This tray can be used as another form of jewelry holder or as a food tray. You can be more creative and add color to your project.
12. Towel holder
Using old rolling pins as towel holders in your bathroom is also a great idea. You may install the rolling pin on the door of your bathroom cabinet so that accessing it will be easier. There is no need to buy expensive towel holder if you have the ever-reliable rolling pin with you!
13. Utensil holder
Rolling pins can also be useful when holding utensils in the kitchen. Just add a string that will hold the rolling pin up, add hooks to the rolling pin’s body and hang your utensils so you can easily find them when you cook.
14. Wall art
Who said that rolling pins are only for baking? This amazing kitchen item can be made into a work of art as well. You may place a few rolling pins in front of a frame and leave it on display in your living room. The idea of re-purposing old items will surely be a welcome idea to your guests who will see that you were able to make art out of old kitchen materials.
15. Wind chime
Another genius way to make good use of your old rolling pin is by turning it into a lovely door chime! Don’t be afraid to go all out in making this project. You can create your personalized door chime that will signal whenever a person comes in. With a few beads and clanking utensils, you now have a pretty chime that awaits guests by your doorway.
There you have it! These ideas of making use of old rolling pins are such a helpful way to keep our homes free of unused kitchen items. Whether we use them as an accessory holder or as a curtain rod or anything else that’s on this list, let me tell you that all of these re-purposing methods will not only help in achieving a cleaner and spacious home, it will also give the home a creative and artistic vibe.
Watch the video below to find out how you can make a cute rolling pin towel holder yourself:
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