Easter is a crafter’s holiday. There’s no doubt about that. It’s part of what makes the day so fun. But at the end of the day all you’re left with is an empty carton of eggs, pastel stains on the kitchen counter and a belly full of the chocolate Easter bunny that was supposed to be for the kids. This got us thinking about other fun and simple crafts for the whole family that have a bit of a longer shelf life. Here’s an idea that came to us from one of our readers. Using a piece of pecky cypress, a little bit of varnish and some leftover knobs from a recent kitchen redo they were able to create a signature hanging rack perfect for coats or hats. What’s better, you can adapt this overall look to suit whatever your needs might be. Looking for a stylish towel hanger for your bathroom? Try using reclaimed antique door knobs instead of kitchen hardware for a sturdier hold. Going for the eclectic look? Try mixing different kinds of porcelain knobs. And you can get the kids involved in the fun. Have them pick out their favorite knobs from a bin at your local hardware store and, before you know it, they’ll be excited about hanging up their coat when they walk in the house. Maybe the biggest benefit of this quick craft – it doesn’t clean you out of tomorrow’s breakfast.
Other options for holding larger items: