March 10, 2007

Make Something "New" Out Of Something "Old!"
I don't know about you but I love to go to craft shows! One of the reasons I love to go is I can come away with the best ideas without ever having spent a cent! I wanted to share with you the following craft idea because it is so cute and easy! It takes maybe five minutes to make which is my kind of craft;)
Here is what you need:

artificial flowers

ribbon

fingertip towel
Grater~ yes, I said a grater!! If you look closely at the handle you can see mine is all bent, it's over 25 years old;)
Directions:
1. Take grater and turn upside down. (handle should be at the bottom)
2. Take flowers and put in opening at the top of the grater. Arrange to your liking.
3. Take ribbon and tie at the top right below the flowers.
4. Place fingertip towel through handle.
5. Hang on wall using hole that is already provided in the grater.
6. Enjoy your new decoration that you created!

23 comments:

Kelli said...

I LOVE it!!!! What a great idea and the spring flowers you used are beautiful!!
Kelli

Jodi said...

Very cute! And I agree - craft shows are a goldmine of creative ideas! :o)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is a cute idea!! :)

Would be adorable in a kitchen with a vintage towel hanging from it!

clarice said...

I LOVE you Susan, this is sooo dang cute. I have several old grater (that I put candles in) I am going to have to barrow this idea xoxox Clarice

Susan said...

I've seen these before! Years ago, someone made one for me, but I had forgotten about it. I'm glad you posted about it to remind me. LOL

deezie said...

well now that is just the cutest thing ever, and I love craft shows too thats for sure
deezie

Candy said...

cute!

Dannielle said...

What a "grate" idea! Love it!

Susan P. said...

Dannielle,thanks, you gave me a good giggle:) I am so "grateful" you left a comment! LOL Okay, I'll stop now;)

Christie Belle said...

Very creative, loved it!

La Tea Dah said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great idea! I love it! THANK YOU for sharing!

picketfencemom said...

What a cute idea...and the flowers are so colorful! A little creativity goes a LONG way!
Also, I think your idea of printing out the poem I posted on my blog and putting it on the fridge is a great idea! I think I'll do that too...to remind myself!
Hope you have a great start to a blessed week.
Hugs,
Amy

Karen said...

That's just too cute. I love new ways to use old things!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Very cute idea Susan!

Tracey said...

Now that is just too clever! I need something to hang a kitchen towel on, and I believe you just insprired me!

Rachel said...

What an adorable idea! I love it!

Mindy said...

Adorable idea....seen these before...it is a great idea of putting something old to use again! Have a great day...
Blessings...

Julieann said...

Susan!!!! No way!! I absolutely LOVE it--I am going to have buy another cheese grater..(LOL) I can't use mine, I use it too much--But I absolutely love this idea.

Julieann:)

judypatooote said...

I found your blog sight from Sharons Sept. morn...and thought I'd drop by.....I see your from VA. and the picture is from Williamsburg.....That is one of my favorite places....it has memories from trips every year with my two daughters,and two granddaughters one of which has passed away at 17 years old....we had some fun times their staying at the Lodge, and the girls dressed the part and had a great time....giving me a great memory....

I have a couple of those strainers, and never thought to do that.....very clever...I love craft shows, antique shows, and I love to make crafts.....

It was nice meeting you Susan....

Karen said...

Hi Susan,
I haven't heard from you in a while. I don't want to be nosy, just concerned. Hope and pray everything is ok.
Blessings,
Karen

Kelli said...

I was thinking about you too, Susan. I hope everything is ok.
Kelli

Anonymous said...

Susan,
I was thinking the same thing - wondering if everything is okay...hope all is well. You're in my thoughts and prayers, sweet friend.

Blessings,
Michelle (from MI)

Candy said...

Hi Susan, I was as well! As you know I emailed :) I thought maybe it was my computer not updating your blog for me or I was having computer trouble. But I see now you must be away. I am hoping all is ok with your MIL and family..
Love and BIG HUGS,
Candy