Crafts for the Crafting Impaired
When Peggy sent in a video showing how she turned an eyesore bathroom into a pseudo-library, it was only the beginning of her clever ideas. Now she shows Rachael how to turn the dead space on the back of the kitchen cabinet into a spice rack fit for a mad scientist, and how to use Super Balls (who doesn't love those?) to add some fun and color in any room!
Superball drawer pulls and door knobs
"Super Balls are available in toy stores, gum ball machines and lots of other places," says Peggy, "but for a really good selection, go to www.orientaltrading.com. In the search box, type 'bouncing balls' and you'll find hundreds to choose from."
- Drill pilot holes in the drawer fronts. Get screws that are threaded all the way to the head, and that are long enough to go through the thickness of the drawer plus about 3/4 of the diameter of your Super Balls. Hold the ball tightly in front of the drilled hole and drive the screw through the hole, right into the ball.
Cabinet door spice rack step-by-step instructions
What you'll need: strips of sheet metal, heavy-duty double-stick foam tape (3M makes it), adhesive-backed magnetic sheets, elastic band (or you can cut up a stretchy hair band), white labels that you can write on, test tubes with tightly fitting tops.
- Measure the width of your cabinet door and have the hardware store cut a few strips of sheet metal to that width and about 4 inches in height. Remove the paper liners from the heavy-duty foam tape and back the entire surface of the sheet metal with the heavy-duty foam tape. With scissors, cut the magnets in strips (about a quarter of an inch wide), peel off the paper liner and adhere them to your test tubes. Stretch a piece of elastic band across the metal side, wrapping the ends around the back by a couple inches on each end. Make sure the elastic is taut, and stick the ends of the elastic band to the foam tape. Then, stick the metal up inside your cabinet door. If you make more than one row of test tubes, start with the first one near the bottom of the door, fill it with test tubes, and then put the next row above it, and so on, so you can see how much room to leave between the rows. Now you're cookin'!
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