Thank goodness! Gone are the days where the average woman is pictured in a dress down to the floor, sleeves down to her wrists, and a collar up to her neck! No more images of that poor woman, hair all askew, flour on her face, slaving over the table, rolling her own bread dough! It can exhaust you just thinking about it! Thankfully, bread comes in a bag now and no rules are keeping us from wearing something a little more comfortable. Speaking of the modern woman, have you even seen your rolling pin lately? Is it sitting in a drawer somewhere, alone and forgotten? That’s a tragic ending for something that once served women so well! Break out that rolling pin and give it a new life! Instead of wasting away it can become a beautiful décor piece for your kitchen!
A wooden rolling pin looks gorgeous when decorated. Use a large sticker, a rub-on applique or even rubber stamping methods to decorate it. Or, paint it and write “Mom’s Kitchen” on it with a paint marker. Another option is to forget about painting it and simply write a phrase or even a scripture across the rolling pin.
You can easily create a look that won’t interfere with using the rolling pin, if you still use it. For instance, you can use colored tape to create stripes around the handles. When you’re finished decorating the pin – or not – you can make a quick and easy stand to display it.
Two Styrofoam blocks and a wooden or Styrofoam base is what you need to make the rolling pin stand. The stand works well for someone who uses their rolling pin, from time to time, or for those who want to turn it into a décor piece. The blocks you choose should be fairly short, somewhat wide, and rather thick, however, you can choose from several different sizes. You’ll find the Styrofoam blocks at any craft store.
Use a knife, emery board or similar implement to carve or scrape away a portion of the block. Create a scooped place, that arches from one side to the other, at the top of each block. This will create an indentation in each block for holding the handles of the rolling pin. Paint the blocks with tempera paints to keep from melting the Styrofoam.
Paint the Styrofoam or wooden base to match the Styrofoam blocks. Mount one block to each end of the base but make sure you position them to hold the rolling pin just right. The arch of the blocks should hold each handle, somewhere close to the pin itself. After you have them glued in place, simply rest the rolling pin on the stand, and stand back to enjoy your new kitchen décor!