Vintage Kitchen Safety Grater To Fall Pumpkin Decor

August 24, 2017
This vintage safety grater was a recent find included in my August 19th post.  Today's project is a super easy and quick repurpose.

 The first step was to dry brush the bottom of the safety grater with Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint in Heritage.  Most of the paint I loaded on my brush was brushed onto my newspaper.
I also dry brushed this label holder from Hobby Lobby.  I printed out the word "pumpkins" on card stock using a font in Picmonkey 125 size font.  I sprayed the label holder and grater with Krylon Matte Low Odor Clear Spray .

I use these label holders so often that I have made a cardstock template to cut out cardstock labels to display in the holder.  If you want to secure the paper to the label, you could use glue or tape.  I have my label temporarily being held with a piece of jute, (in case I want to change the label).

Then I simply tied on a couple pieces of jute to my pumpkin stem.

Vintage Vegetable Grater "Pumpkin" Photo Holder
Does my grater look like a pumpkin?  Or just a rusty grater, LOL?  I used a magnet with a hot glued button to attach my photo.

Vintage Vegetable Grater "Pumpkin" Photo Holder
The little boy in the photo is my grandma's brother.

Vintage Vegetable Grater "Pumpkin" Photo Holder
Picture frames are so boring!

Check out this grater frame project too.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. This is so cute- I'm going to be looking for a safety grater now!

    Marilyn S.

  2. Great Idea Carlene. I have this and a fall card my sister gave me years ago that I just love. Plan to use your inspiration..on a whim I'll try using the background paper for a project. I think this will give a nice stencil effect on another paper project. Have a great weekend.

  3. I love the Be Grateful one............great idea. Would make fun gifts for friends who like vintage

  4. LOVE these grater ideas! It is so wonderful to repurpose these vintage items into something sweet and more modern. Happy Fall Y'all! Nettie from Spanish Fork, UT

  5. Your grater project turned out wonderful! Amazing what you can do with a garage sale item and a bit of imagination!

  6. Wonderful upcycles! Time to go a-shoppin' for some amazing pieces like this! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Another wonderful are just too clever, Carlene! This would be such a cute addition to my fall decor.....thanks for sharing.

  8. That is a very cute grater pumpkin! Love it. :)

  9. That is cute but I totally love the little grater one.


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