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3 unusual upcycles for your cheese grater

Posted on 28 March 2016

Who’d have thought that the traditional cheese grater would become the focus of so many exciting upcycling projects? In this feature, we’ll look at 3 ways this archaic kitchen utensil can be revamped and repurposed around your home.

1)     Make your own inexpensive earring holder

We love this idea from @turningclockbac for revitalising your old cheese grater into a stylish earring holder that can sit proudly on your bedroom dressing table. All that’s required is a can of spray paint and a little creativity to jazz up your old kitchen utensil into a homemade jewellery storage solution.

We think these would be great to give as a personalised gift to a friend who loves their jewellery! 

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2)     De-clutter your kitchen

Are you always looking for places to store your fresh herbs? Or are your work surfaces cluttered with utensils?

If the answer is yes, then we might have found the solution. Vintage and industrial looks are hot kitchen trends right now and we couldn’t think of a better item than the metal cheese grater to add a touch of individuality to your kitchen accessories.

Follow this simple step-by-step guide from @HomeroadSusan to create your own here.

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3)     Create your own cheese grater organiser

Office workspace can often seem dull and boring. So why not add a touch of glamour to your desk with your own personalised stationary organiser created from your old cheese grater.

Even better, it can double up as a magnetic memo board to store your office notes and reminders! If you’re feeling crafty, see how @LiveLaughRowe made some button magnets here.

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If you’ve upcycled your cheese graters we’d love to see what you’ve done with them – share a snap with us on our Facebook or Twitter

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