It’s not a huge stretch of the imagination to think of a drinking glass as a vase, or a handful of soda bottle lids as a future necklace. Many crafty people look at something ordinary and envision a totally different outcome for it. From a plate as a door greeting, to a towel as a stuffed animal, many common things have alternative uses. But a rake? Does a rake offer any possibilities at all, when it comes to creating something new for your home? You already know the answer to that: of course it does! In nearly any room of the house, you’ll find that a rake can be a nice, rustic accent, and much more. Hang a rake on a wall and you can make an organizer, a floral arrangement, a wine center, or another home decorator piece.
A leaf rake, although somewhat flimsy, is sturdy enough to hold a lot of different jewelry pieces. The handle of the rake isn’t necessary for making the jewelry organizer. You can remove it properly or saw it off. When you hang the rake head on the wall, the tines can hold necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, rings, and other jewelry.
A heavy garden rake is much better than a leaf rake when it comes to making any number of rustic organizers for a bedroom, bathroom, or even the kitchen. Without the handle, hang the rake head on a wall in a closet, and use it to organize ties, belts, scarves, and other accessories. Hang the rake on a bedroom wall to hold to hold similar things, plus purses, jackets, and more.
Leave the handle on a garden rake and make a cute floral display – inside or out. Fill a large plant pot with dirt, gravel, or other heavy material. Slide the rake handle into the center of it, and pack the dirt tightly around it. Use the tines on the standing rake to hang assorted plants. When you tie a wire onto a potted plant, and hang it on the rake, it’s a cute way to display it. Line identical plants on the tines, all in a neat row, or hang various plants at assorted heights, for even more interest.
Hang just the head of a garden rake on a kitchen wall and it makes a rustic wine glass holder. Although one rake will only hold four or five glasses, that’s perfect for some families. Additional rake heads can be hung if more glasses are to be displayed. Just turn a glass upside-down, and slide the stem of it between two tines on the rake.
A rake head can be hung to hold leashes and collars for pets, keys and such in an entryway, ribbon and cord in a craft room, towels in the bathroom, or to hold cords, belts, and tools in a garage. With any rake craft, you can use it as it is, or paint it for a fresh, new look.