Ikea Hack: Paper Towel Holder Turned Into a Crochet Thread Organizer
My friend recently took up crocheting. Her thread collection was slowly growing and unfortunately so was the tangled blob holding the spools together. We re-purposed this old Ikea paper towel stand into a functional organizer for all of her spools of thread.
My friend had way too many spools of yarn to hold in a paper bag .
I had an old Ikea paper towel holder that I was interested in replacing and thought this would be a great way to use it.
I picked up some wooden rods for under 2 dollars. I used 3/8th of an inch rods. Those were the only things I needed to buy for the project.
I drilled 3 holes into the stand, 2 inches apart from each other. I wanted the horizontal crossbars to be offset so I only drilled through one wall of the stand on each side. On this side I started drilling 1 inch from the top. On the opposite side, I started drilling 2 inches from the top.
I cut the rods into 4 and a half inch pieces.
My friend managed to blend some paints to perfectly match the stand, but different colored crossbars would look great too. Here you can see the other side of the stand where I began drilling from 2 inches down.
I stuck the rods into a cardboard box to dry.
I used a simple all purpose glue to glue the rods into the stand. Waited for the glue to dry, and that was it :)
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