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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Where are the Bananas?

OK, so you know that quote
" Necessity is the Mother of Invention " ?

That's exactly how this came about.
Our Bananas always seemed to be in the way. 
In a bowl on the top of the kitchen table, of course.
Our kitchen table has become everything but.
Move them here, move them there.  
Then when you want one it's like a treasure hunt! LOL

Yes, yes, I've seen those Banana Hangers in the store.
My counter space is practically nil.
 Where would I put the darn thing?

I happened to walk out back and lo and behold my light bulb turned on.
It's usually pretty dim, it shines on occasion -

I'm in the middle of collecting hand trowels for a sign post and had tossed other infrequently used hand tools nearby for our annual garage sale.

The answer was staring me right in the face!
Hand cultivators!

I grabbed them up headed inside and ran them 
through the sanitize cycle of my dishwasher.

After letting the wood handles dry for a few
weeks - those darn real life interruptions again -
I got to work.

Gathered some supplies:
Modge Podge
paint brush 
(or if your in a hurry with no time to clean a brush, Qtips work great!)

I wanted the base under my napkin to be a clean white
 so the pattern would show through in all its glory.
The wood handles got a coat of white craft paint. 

While the paint dried I separated my napkin

and started tearing it into small to medium pieces. 

By tearing it into pieces it makes it easier to apply it to the round handles. 

It also makes it harder to see any seams

Completely covered

Gave it a full coat of Mod Podge to seal it.
I let it dry to completely cure for a few days.

Here's one completely done

With Bananas :)

Here's the other!

Holding Bananas also :)

I love the way they turned out.
I love that you can coordinate them with you kitchen decor.
And hang them on the wall, where they aren't in the way!

So easy to do, but if you find yourself stretched on time, 
check out my Etsy Shop where an extra one will be.

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Enlarge, print, enjoy!


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