Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fancy Wheat Grinder

So, I mentioned before I used my awesome host benefits to get the wheat grinder I have been wanting.
I have been waiting to use up the last of my flour so I can fill up my canister fresh.

Unfortunately this means my new wheat grinder has been sitting on my counter looking pitiful and taking up valuable space!

Moving it would help free up my counter, but it would still look pitiful. So, I decided it needed a cover!

Using some old scrap fabric, I made a simple slip cover for the box.

Drape the fabric over and pin the sides at the top and bottom...

 Trim excess fabric so it's easier to manage...

 You could mark it better, but I just used my pins as guides and sew a straight line at each corner/side.

I used double-fold bias tape to finish the bottom edge and give it some color. 
Or, you could just leave a 1/2" or so past the bottom of the box and hem it.

Doesn't it look so much better now? And happier on top my cabinets, not cluttering up the counter! 
Doesn't get much easier than that! Less than 20 minutes, start to finish.

Now, time to go bake some stuff and use up the last of my flour so I can grind some new and try this thing out!

1 comment:

  1. that is cute! we just bought wheat today, so now we need a grinder. we're just going to buy a cheapo one