Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wrapping Paper Holder





I have been following several wonderful blogs over the past few months and have been inspired to join in on the fun. This is my first posting and I linked this to Between Naps on the Porch, Metamorphosis Monday. This is an easy project. I hope it inspires you as much as you all have inspired me.



Just last week my dear mother was asking what I had done with my three tier pie/ plate rack. Not having need for one, it was residing in my studio storage closet collecting dust!



Then last week while cleaning out a few closets, I discovered I needed a place to corral my wrapping paper. So....




Being very "thrifty" and prone to re-purposing I put my wrapping paper rolls into the plate holder. I was encouraged to see that my idea worked, however, I thought a deep flat bowl or plate in the bottom rung would make this portable. Unfortunately, I had no such bowl.


Until...


I cleaned out my pantry later that day and found this deep flat bowl, most likely from Chinese take out. So I tried it on the bottom rung and ...

It Fit!


I now have a great portable storage place for wrapping paper.


21 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Very clever makeover and I get the honor of being your first commentor! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging and good for you to jump right into a blog party...a great way to get started.

g.suzie said...

Welcome, I'm sure you will be hooked now, it is fun and ideas like yours are always inspiring! Great job, keep those posts and ideas coming our way!

~Caro~ said...

Ok, how freakin' KEWL is that idea?! Youre genius!

LizO said...

I just love to see what people have done with items not originally designed for...this is a genius idea.

Shady Creek Lane said...

How clever is that? Bloggers who share their ideas are the best. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

Linh C. said...

Now that's original! Love it!!!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Welcome to blogland! What a great idea!

Jane

Beth said...

Great idea for a plate holder! Loveit!

Julie said...

wow great new use!!!
xoxo
Julie

Michelle said...

I'm going to look for something similar for my wrapping paper. In fact I'm going to look for several of them!

Great idea!

Sherrie said...

What a great idea! So unique!

Thank you for sharing this.

Sherrie

sara@augustfields said...

what a GREAT idea :)

The DIY Show Off said...

Genius! Guess what I have sitting collecting dust too? Thanks for the idea! ;)

Roeshel

Shirley said...

That is an excellent idea!! I have one of those around here that I only use on Christmas Eve!! Think I'll go hunt for it. Welcome to blogland : ))

ImagineCozy said...

Now that is smoething I have never seen --- what a great idea. I could really use one of those.
-Angela

ritad said...

How clever! A great repurpose.
ritad

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

MORE than clever! GREAT idea! And..it has Fall leaves on it! What could be better?

Jan said...

What a way to think outside the box! How clever!

Merrie said...

I have that ones identical twin hiding in my basement...and the Mr just tossed all of our gift wrap into that basement just last weekend because he was sick of the bins of it hanging out in our master closet.
Now I wish we had a dish like the one you fit into the bottom.
I think I'm hungry for chinese now...
Thanks for the clever idea, Im stealing it!

Sharlotte said...

Well aren't you creative! I would have NEVER have thought of this! I love the idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

pk said...

It's so fun to see a completely new idea! Very creative.