Thursday, June 10, 2010

Upcycled DIY Tutorial - Cookbook and Spoons into a Spice Pinch Caddy!


Now, Martha likes to keep those little bowls of salt and pepper handy for adding pinches while she is cooking

(and she is the queen of all things crafty after all)

and it is a great idea!

So, this is my version of Martha's pinch bowls.

You will love having open spices to add to your favorite soups and sauces as you cook!

And this is an easy, peasy upcycled project.

You will need:

1. a hardback used cookbook
(make sure you copy any recipes you like first)
2. old spoons (use ladles or you will have to bend them, which is easy actually- just bend slowly)
3. a large sawtooth hanger
4. 4 screws, washers and bolts
(the screws need to be just a wee bit longer than the depth of your book)
5. 2 copper pipe hangers (bring your spoons to the store when you buy them)
6. a drill and hammer (camera shy)


1. measure and hammer in your sawtooth hanger
2. line up your spoons and copper pipe hangers and mark your hanger holes (I wanted my copper pipe hangers to be in different places so bent one spoon slightly)
3. drill your starter holes and drill holes slowly

(remember this is how you started a fire when you were a girl scout, so drill SLOWLY)

4. screw in your hangers and add bolts on back
5. add your spices and you are all set



Here is another recycled book post you might like Baby Got Book.

And some amazing creations you can buy now on Etsy:


1. Gorgeous and clever recycled spoon necklace from Under Glass.
2. The Black Spot Books stunning handmade leather library
3. Beautiful spoon garden marker by Monkeys Always Look
4. Amazing book safe by Pommesfrites
5. Adorable mini wooden library book by Elloh

7 comments:

Gifts of Serendipity said...

This is genius!
Felicity

Orion Designs said...

Yet another incredibly clever project. Loving your blog!

Brenda said...

So darned clever and beautiful as well!

donauluft said...

absolut crazy idea, ...

Jennifer Mullin said...

Adorable! This would make a great little housewarming gift.

Linda Everett said...

Awesome tutorial Cat - wicked idea!

K is for Calligraphy said...

This should be in some sort of "Craft Hall of Fame"! You are brilliant Cat! xo, katy