Drop Cloth Meets a Microwave Plastic Ring

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Our microwave quit working. We got rid of it, but not before I salvaged the plastic ring with rollers that goes under the glass plate. You never know when an idea will hit. :)

Ok. I saved the glass plate, too. I’m sure it will become a project at some point.

Yesterday, I had an idea for the ring.. 💡 I used it as a frame for a wreath!

I cut the little rollers off and cut strips of drop cloth about 6” long. I tied each strip onto the frame, fraying them as I tied. I tied the strips just once. I pushed them together as tight as possible so they aren’t going to work loose. Tying knots would make them too bulky.

It made a 12” wreath. I love the natural look achieved used from drop cloth.

After tying and pushing together as much as possible, I turned it over and that side became the front of my wreath. I think that side had a neater look, but it really doesn’t matter which side you make the front.

I love it hanging from a vintage window I have. Sorry about the pics. It is rainy and overcast today and I was having trouble with the reflection in the window glass. I smudged out my reflection as best I could (you’re welcome), but hopefully you can see how pretty it is anyway.

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  • Tvh7367603 Tvh7367603 on Jun 12, 2022

    very creative! I repurposed the ring and plate as a lazy Susan in a kitchen cabinet. Not as pretty as your idea but practical.

  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 16, 2022

    Hi Sharon, thank you for sharing your great repurpose project it is lovely and you are funny. I hope you don't mind but I want to warn you about using OLD doors and windows etc. and cleaning and sanding them. Paint made before 1978 had lead in it and it was illegal to use leaded paint by law after 1978. That being said there were many cans of paint out there that still had lead paint in them and most likely were used after that date. If you happen to want to use an old piece that has been painted and you want to see if there is lead in it Lowes, HD and I am sure other home improvement stores sell a lead test kit that is inexpensive. You can check the piece and take precautions when removing the paint. There are many links online to teach that. :)

    • Sharon Strothcamp Sumner Sharon Strothcamp Sumner on Jun 16, 2022

      Thank you And thanks for your concern and letting others know of this. The frame I had actually came this way. I did seal in any left over old paint with a clear matte sealer.