I used my Silhouette machine to make a cute vinyl label for mine. So easy!
I’ve wanted a food dehydrator for a long time…and yesterday, I scored this bad boy at Savers! It’s old, but seems to be in great condition. It even came with the original manual taped to the top of it.
Best of all, it was only $12.99 – plus, I had a coupon for 25% off! Now that’s a steal.
I found it just in time for spring, when all those fresh fruits and veggies start popping up all over the place. I know there are veggie chips, dried fruit, and homemade fruit leather in our future!
There are endless recipes and ideas for food dehydrators – here’s a few I want to try:
These kale chips use nutritional yeast for their flavoring – yummy and extra healthy!
Oh, yum. I love chai anything, and this sounds like it would delicious with some vanilla yogurt.
Use mason jar rings as dehydrator molds – what a great idea!
What else should I make?
When Bruce bought this house, it came with lattice on every single window (to, ya know, complement the shutters and porch balustrade with heart-shaped cut-outs). He pulled down most of them years ago, and they resurfaced recently during the Great Shed Cleanout of 2011. With a little white spray paint and glue, I repurposed two of them into this great scarf rack.
You can do it too! Here’s how:
Hooks (for installation)
Locate some old window lattice. This lattice was made of plastic, so I’m hoping that means less snagging as I pull the scarves on and off the rack.
Spray paint the lattice a color that matches your décor. We don’t really have a décor, so I went with white.
Let the paint dry overnight. Just to be sure, I decided to forget about the project for about 10 days. The paint was really dry.
Stack the pieces together, overlapping them to create a pleasing geometric shape.
Find some industrial strength glue that you opened a couple years ago. Muck around with it until you manage to extract some still viscous glue. Ew, I said “viscous.”
Use said glue to glue the pieces together. Forget about the project for another several days.
We used these long-stemmed hooks to mount the scarf rack on the wall. This one went in a little crooked but you can’t tell once all the scarves are on there. I recommend using some wallboard anchors if you can’t find (or don’t feel like looking for) a stud.
Ta da! It’s getting cold around here, so this project is finished just in time for scarf season.