She Buys Cooling Racks From The Dollar Store - Uses Them In Brilliant Different Ways Around The Home
FaithTap Staff 3/2/2016
When we see metal cooling racks, we assume that a hot, fresh batch of cookies are getting ready for us to munch on!
That may be true in the kitchen, but in the DIY world, these inexpensive wire racks can be used to make all sorts of innovative and "cool" projects for the home.
Shoe Rack Dryer
With the chilly winter months quickly approaching, we're all mentally preparing ourselves for rain, sleet and snow! These wet conditions stick to our shoes and track through our homes, but not anymore!
Simply lay the metal cooling rack over a catch pan of some sort in your entryway or mudroom (like you see below), and the rain or snow will slide off in a clean manner. This trick also helps dry the shoes faster since they won't be sitting with moisture trapped within them!
If you have hoards of fabric that's stuffed away in a drawer or on a shelf, organize them easily with this helpful use for a cooling rack.
Use a ribbon to attach the cooling rack to a plastic hanger and run the pieces of fabric through them! You can store nearly two-dozen pieces with just one cooling rack. This cooling rack hack would be especially great for a seamstress with slippery silky fabrics that won't stay put in a pile!
With the holidays right around the corner, it's hard to find a place to display all of the lovely Christmas cards sent our way! On the counter? Too crowded. On the fridge? Not enough room.
But now there's any easy and effective solution!
All you need to do is hang two or three cooling racks (decorated with ribbons and bows, of course) and attach the cards you receive to the slats with clothespins. Not only will your cards be out for everyone to see, but all of your guests will want to know where you bought the eye-catching display!
Earrings always get hooked on each other and turn into a jumbled mess in a jewelry case or drawer. But not anymore!
Simply hang a cooling rack from the back of your closet or bathroom door and your earrings will have an organized home! You can even store your necklaces and bracelets from the bottom rung! Now you don't have to rummage around in a drawer to find a matching pair to wear.
If you want a whimsical chandelier in your home, without spending a ton of money, this is the way to go! You'll need a wire cooling rack, 2-3 yards of fabric in different shades of white (or other colors if you want a burst of color), a strand of twinkle lights, a white extension cord, lace, chenille, embroidery thread, a needle, two screw hooks and a drill.
First you'll tie the pieces of fabric in strips around the cooling rack, while weaving the twinkle lights through the slats. Then you'll weave the lace, chenille and thread around the four corners of the rack - these pieces of fabric and thread will be what holds the chandelier up.
There are just a few more steps to complete before you have your very own stunning chandelier! For the full set of instructions, check out the A Beautiful Mess website!