I usually have a few project ideas rolling around in my head.
Things that I think would be fun to have, but don't fit into the "need-to-have" category.
When I am taking a trip to the hardware store, I check out their scraps and see if I could use any of them to create my daydream projects in a way that won't break the bank.
Sometimes I have to tweak the idea to make it work with materials, but that can be a fun challenge.
On Friday I stumbled upon a scrap of the board with holes in it.
I don't even know what it's called, but it was there, and I wanted it.
I snatched it up so I could build this:
Initially I wanted a wrapping station that would be large enough to hold rolls of wrapping paper, but thankfully my options were limited by my supplies and I had to make it smaller.
Now that it's all said and done, I'm really glad it's not too gigantic.
Here's a few of the supplies I had to work with:
A few strips of mdf, a board with holes:) and a piece of bead board.
I bought a larger strip of mdf to make myself a frame and I also bought a dowel to hold my ribbon.
All in all, the total project cost was about $8.
I cut the large strip of mdf that I purchased into pieces to work as the frame.
Before I tacked the frame together,
I measured and drilled two identical holes in the side boards for the dowel.
I also cut a shorter piece that would be the lower shelf and nailed to the inside of the frame.
I cut the backboards down to fit into place and then tacked them to the back of the frame.
I set everything out before hand to make sure that my wrapping supplies would actually fit.
After a bunch of cutting, nailing and painting,
I was able to hang up my supplies.
My SIL gave me some darling handmade gift cards and I am really excited to have a place to put them.
I'm going to have a hard time giving them away. Lol.
The Joe cut the angle of the crown for me. I couldn't figure it out and nearly botched it up irreparably.
A few zips through the mitre saw and now I have a beautifully straight line.
I tacked in a piece of mdf to separate the two different back boards,
and also to use as a hanging board if I decide to put it up on the wall.
I built the bottom shelf a tiny bit too short for the bottles I wanted to use,
so for them to fit, they'll have to be topless.
for the most part I like to keep this blog clean and family friendly.