vintage grater photo holders.

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Over the course of the summer I happened upon five different vintage hand held graters at garage sales.  I love the patina on these old graters, so I thought it would be fun to turn them into something decorative.

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I started by adding some Tim Holtz rub-ons.  If you aren’t familiar with those, you can usually find them at Hobby Lobby or Michaels (or other craft stores near you perhaps?) or just google them because I’m sure you can also find them online.

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I just added random words, numbers and graphics to each one …

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and then clipped on an old photo.

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I feel fairly certain that these people ended up having a wonderful life, don’t you think?

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I hung them above one of the chippy windows at my sale last weekend.

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And they all flew out the door!

They were a fun and easy project, so the next time you see an old grater at a garage sale keep this idea in mind!

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9 thoughts on “vintage grater photo holders.

  1. Made me chuckle this morn as I saw this wonderfully sweet idea. I grated a few carrots last night for the meat loaf with mine at home. Can’t give that one up but have many others at the shop to decorate with now. Love the homey ideas! Thx, Made my morning!

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  2. I bought all 4! I hung them in my laundry room. I have a polaroid, so hung pictures of my kids on them from that camera. I also bought the window below them. I must have loved that area:)

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    1. I’m so glad you left me this comment Lindsay! It’s really fun for me to know that these went home with you and what you’re doing with them. What a fun idea to use polaroids of your kids! I bet they look darling!

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