The classic rolling pin conjures up images of cozy kitchens where wonderful aromas waft and good things come out of the oven.
Modern versions carry a different charm, that of efficiency and style. No matter what type of rolling pin you have or have inherited, perhaps, you can put it to good use for applications other than rolling out dough.
I’ve gathered several different holiday uses for the humble kitchen rolling pin.
Extend The Life of Your Ugly Christmas Sweaters
I’ve seen this rookie mistake before. Someone tries to be kind to their knits by hand washing them. Even ugly Christmas sweaters deserve good clean care. All is well and good until it comes time to take the piece out of the sink. It is heavy and drips. Knits absorb a great quantity of water. Before laying that piece to dry, many give in to the temptation to “gently” wring it out. Gently is a fallacy. Writing out a sweater will damage it over time. Instead of ringing, place the item on a thick towel and use the rolling pin the roll the water out. It works every time.
Create a Chic Little Kitchen Towel Holder
If you need a place to hang your damp kitchen towel, try this trick. Hang to standard coat hooks on the wall, side of the island or wherever you wish to hang your towel. Rest the rolling pin on its handles between the hooks. You just made your own instant chic towel holder.
Yes, we know rolling pins can help make pie, but if you don’t like to make pie crust and still feel obligated to do something associated with holiday food, use your rolling pin to crush things instead. You can crush nuts for cookies or graham crackers for a non rolled out pie crust. Pie!
Custom Wrapping Paper and Cards
Tell everyone your wrapping paper or holiday card is home made. It will be true, even if you only spent five minutes crafting it. Hunt around your home for an interesting texture. Avoid anything that is human for safety reasons. Place your paper over the texture and use the rolling pin in long rolling sweeps to press a design into your paper. You will have a custom embossed look for less.
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