Okay…..in totally random news that has absolutely nothing to do with hooks made from fruit crates…..but I let Friday pass without sharing it….
…..they have a new menu item at the county fair.
From the people who brought you funnel cakes and giant turkey drumsticks and caramel covered popcorn and bubble gum cotton candy (are you getting hungry yet)…..there’s a new county fair snack in town.
Ummm…..aren’t they missing something?
Hasn’t someone already come up with that idea?
Last time I ate one…..it was a fried corn tortilla chip.
And besides…..why waste your time and energy on Doritos……
….when there’s stacks of Oreos around. 🙂
And now back to our regularly scheduled program.
I made these hooks for the butler’s pantry out of the end of a fruit crate.
I know it’s simple.
I completely understand that I’m totally stating the obvious. But….seriously…..can you think of the possibilities?
Pepsi crates and Coke crates and hometown crates and farmer’s market crates and on and on and on. And each crate makes two sets of hooks.
All you need is that random crate you have sitting around in your attic or storage building or barn or basement…..the crate that has been waiting for a project.
Just like this one.
How to Make Fruit Crate Hooks
(so easy that if you blink you will miss the directions)
Start with some of these.
Take the two ends off the crate. You know…..the pretty part.
With the fancy writing.
And a little faded and a couple of dents are a good thing.
Then find some knobs.
Or like these.
I got both sets at Hobby Lobby. They have the best selection of super-affordable knobs.
Then measure equal distance from the edges and drill a hole.
I did this myself.
It was easy.
The only challenging part was matching the right drill bit for the size of screw-on part of your knob.
Here’s what it looks on the flip side when you attach the nut to the back of the knob.
You can add picture hangers to the back to hang it.
Or you can nail it right into the wall.
Done. Done. And done.
PS The earlier reference to deep-fried Oreos is purely a theoretical one.
I only eat carrot sticks at the county fair. 🙂
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