Looking for a unique decor idea for a large family gathering, such as a birthday, Thanksgiving or Christmas? Our mini rolling pin makeover multi-tasks as a photo or Christmas card holder during the holidays and also as a place card holder for family gatherings!
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We found our mini rolling pins at the dollar store. A quick call to the store and they were able to order us in a box of them!
Hubs sliced off a bit of the rounded part to flatten it so it would sit on a table without rolling away!
Then he cut an angled slot in the opposite end to hold a photo or card at an angle so it could be easily seen. Hubs sealed the wood with clear varnish.
Orange is a colour that reminds me of harvest and Thanskgiving! We chose milk paint for the handles (which also got sealed with a topcoat). This is the assembly line of handles Hubs was milk painting in the garage:
Once the handles were dry, we reassembled them with the body of the rolling pin.
They’re perfect to display a Christmas card, as shown below.
Here’s a close-up:
We don’t have a fireplace mantel, but they’d be great in multiples to display multiple cards for the holidays!
However, they’d also be right at home in the kitchen. How cute would they be displayed the kitchen on a window ledge with a photo?
I originally designed these mini rolling pin holders to use at our wedding. Now we can use them as place settings at dinner parties. For each place setting, I made these ‘recipe cards’ with vintage blenders around the border. They can easily be printed four per page on card stock with a home computer, then cut.
At our wedding, all our rolling pins were set up on a hoosier table in the hallway to greet guests as they arrived. To see how awesome these looked as place card holders, check out this post.
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