How To Make Decorative Rolling Pins
When I found these vintage wooden rolling pins for sale on Facebook marketplace, I was super excited to grab them to use for this pretty DIY home decor project!
These make great gifts, too!
Here is a list of supplies you will need to make this DIY rolling pin project.
- wooden rolling pins
- chalk-type or acrylic paint
- mod podge
- striped transfer
- floral transfer of your choice
1. Paint The Rolling Pins
Paint the rolling pin your desired, light color, leaving the ends natural. Allow the paint to dry completely. Do NOT skip this step as it is important. If the paint is even a little bit wet, the floral transfers will not work. I suggest letting them dry overnight at least.
2. Apply Mod Podge
Apply a light layer of mod podge to the painted area as this will help the transfer to stick. Allow it to dry until it is sticky. You don’t have to let it dry overnight – it should still be slightly sticky – so, it only needs about 30-45 minutes to dry.
3. Cut the Transfer to fit the rolling pin
Cut a piece from the transfer to fit around your rolling pin. I made one that used a floral transfer and another that used a gingham transfer.
4. Rub The Transfer Onto the Rolling Pin
Begin rubbing the transfer onto the barrel of the rolling pin. This may take a while for the transfer to release, just be patient and continue rubbing until it is completely onto the rolling pin.
Perfect Rustic Decor
This was by far one of my favorite DIY projects. It is so versatile with the design choices. It makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Mine are displayed in a glass jar below.
Ya’ll, don’t forget to pin this project for later!