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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 4, 2008

Gingerbread Rolling Pin

Welcome again! I was cooking in my kitchen at the stove, and I looked over into my crock filled with rolling pins.....and thought hmmmm.....could I decoupage a rolling pin? This is how it turned out!
I spray painted the handles red, decoupaged a red polka dot print, then I printed the saying on my computer and then decoupaged it. Last I hot glued on all the other fun things.




I found some more rolling pins at the thrift/consignment store...thinking I have some more ideas 'rolling' around in my head!

Per someone's request I am showing you an inexpensive appliance cover up I made using artist canvas, fabric, and some ric rac/ribbon. I bought one medium and two smaller canvases. I just laid them on fabric, hot glued the fabric on the back side and then I hinged them together using velcro strips. It is flimsy but covers the toaster and Kitchen Aid. I think if I do it again I would use artist canvas that has a wood frame (a little more money) and use actual hinges that you could screw in. But it solves my dilemna and for that I liked it. If you had a prim kitchen, you would use prim fabric, perhaps even wood that is stenciled and hinged together. I even thought of using vintage tablecloths or napkins to cover a canvas....Tina over at Cherry Cottage did this on a large scale and put the canvases on her wall. I also think I should have measured and gotten taller canvases....but for now it will have to stay this way!


Thanks for coming by!
Blessings,
Debbie

14 comments:

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

The rolling pin is darling!! And now I am thinking about the stretched canvas idea - with the hinges, as TV cover up. I have done altered art on them and hinged them as gifts for my mom and MIL but painted and distressed, just might solve my ugly TV dilemma!!

Leslie said...

How cute! Great idea :)

Have a great day!

Leslie

CozyGirl said...

What a good idea ! I love the little rolling pin ! Way to cute !
Janae :-)

Kaye said...

Love your gingerbread kitchen! Love your rolling pin! Keep the great ideas "rolling" out to us!

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Another great post, what a cute rolling pin! You have SO MUCH talent!!

Janene said...

Love the rolling pin...I love gingerbread men!
Thanks for the appliance cover up...I'm sure it will help so many people, I know that it did for me!
Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Wow....will you make me one...kidding. What talent you have. I love reading your blog because I am but a "country gal"... no longer live on the farm, but do miss it. It's a wonderful life! Hard, but oh so worth it. You are really very amazing. Makes me want to leap up and use my talents rather than be on here so much. I just have to remember there is a "time and season" for everything. My moment is to concentrate on Ed, and in breaks in the hospital, etc., I hope on here. People like you keep everything worth remembering and wishing and hoping ... things will be as they should... "smile", move forward and be happy and I know all we be well. Thanks

onlymehere said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I love it!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

AGAIN... you are just so creative. Cute Cute Cute!

Tracey said...

Oh my freakin goodness!!! I loveee the rolling pin!! I am soooo doing this project sooon!

I love your ideas!
Hugs!
Tracey

hIWTHI said...

Oh my gosh is that ever cute!

April said...

Love it!! I love all of your gingerbread stuff!

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Sooooooooo cute! As usual, you are full of great ideas!

Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your new rolling pin! You are very creative and clever!