This was one of my favorite DIY projects to do for a few reasons. One, it took some garage-salin’ and thrift-store scouring to find my rolling pins. Two, I cut the pins and attach them to my board. Three, I just love love LOVE the way it turned out. Let me tell you how easy this DIY project really is!
After I gathered my supplies and found the perfect rolling pins to use, I scavenged a old piece of cedar barn wood. You really can use any rolling pins, but I really wanted older pins that had a warn-look from rolling out hundreds of pies! I also like the barn wood I found, because it had old nail holes with dents and scratches ~ just perfect for the vintage look I was after.
I spray painted my barn wood with one of my favorite paints from Krylon Indoor/Outdoor in Satin Ivory. It dries super fast and works on just about any surface. I covered the entire piece of wood but didn’t worry too much about perfection as I then took a piece of 220 sand paper to sand away the paint to allow the wood to show through.
I cut the pins at a chop saw at about a 22 degree angle so they would tilt up. The nice thing about cutting the pins in half is you actually can make 2 of these!
After a couple of measurements and arranging the pins in the order I liked, you screwed the pins to the board from the back. We also squired a bit of Liquid Nails down the center of the pin so the dowel of the handle would stay put now that it was cut in two.
So far I had about $20 invested between the pins & the paint (still have lots of paint left). We already had the liquid nails and the barn wood. Once everything was together I just let it sit for about 24-48 hours to let the Liquid Nails really take hold. Once it dried, I attached two heavy-duty saw tooth picture holders to the back to allow for easy hanging and a strong hold.
That’s about it! Easy Peasy!
But perhaps you have some old pins of your grandmothers that you want displayed so you can appreciate them daily. This would be a perfect project for that!
Or if you have a more modern style, you can always purchase new pins, even paint them all a fun red or silver and attach them to a piece of birch wood. Be warned, the newer pins have a metal dowel inside when cutting. Either way, be prepared for lots of compliments on the touch of whimsy in your home. And you get to say… “I did it myself!”