The Pizza Peel

 I found it at a yard sale and the woman who sold it to me thought I was going to make pizza - such a silly idea!
I explained that I repurposed things and although I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, I'd think of something!  As you can see, it's pretty large:
It needed a good cleaning.  You could feel the oil in the wood.  A little Dawn dish soap and some scrubbing helped, but didn't remove all of the oil.

I considered a few ideas: 

-Just hang it on the wall. 
-Add some sort of witty kitchen/pizza phrase. 
-Wood-burn a design on it. 

None of which 'jumped out at me'.  

Then I remembered I had some grapevine wreaths that I had made last summer, so I dug one out along with a berry branch that was in the box with them. 
 A plan started to form in my mind, but first, I had to dismantle that berry branch.
The individual branches were wrapped around a central one so it was easy to take apart.  I separated the gold berries from the white.
They were cut off and set aside (you never know when you might need them for another project!)  Then the white branches were tucked-in to the grapevine wreath.
After they were all tucked, I attached the wreath to the pizza peel handle with fishing line.

More was needed, so I opened the package of heart min-skewers from the dollar store.
They were cut-down a bit and also tucked into the wreath.
Next, a bow! So I made a quick one with some scraps that I had.  I also opened up one of the bags of vintage jewelry and found a pretty earring.
Since it was a clip-on earring, I literally clipped in on the center string holding the bow together.
The bow was tied to the wreath and my project was finished!
Since nothing is glued to the wreath, I can change it up for each season.  
Annnnnnnd, since the wreath is attached to the handle with a loop of fishing line, I can take it off and go with a whole new look anytime I want.  

I like options, don't you?



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  1. I love this wreath!! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth party. Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. I love the fact that it can be changed so easily!

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  2. Great idea for repurposing the pizza peel and such a pretty wreath for Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks, Marie. It's the perfect kitchen accent!

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  3. Great idea and this turned out so cute!

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    1. Thank you, Zenda. I'd like to find more for a grouping on the wall. Wish me luck!

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  4. Hahaha...that's funny! I guess our brains are so conditioned to think in terms of art and repurposing that we don't even think about the items' real uses! I like your idea much, much better. Adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I really loved the look of it when I first spied it on a table. Now I want more of them!

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  5. Brilliant, I love temporary makeovers like this so you can switch things up regularly. That was quite a find :-)

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    1. Thanks, Julie. It WAS a find. I was so excited when I saw the price!

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  6. This is a wonderful kitchen decoration for Valentine's Day. It's a great example of repurposing to create a new artistic vision from old items. Thank you for linking up at Talent-Sharing Tuesdays.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I love finding ways to use old things again!

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  7. So cute. I love creating decor that I can change with the seasons. Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    XOXO,
    Niki

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    1. Me too, Niki. It's fun to change things up so easily!

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  8. Ingenious! I really love this idea and have a pizza peel hanging in my pantry that we never use. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. I can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  9. $1 is a really good price for that much wood, Ann. Your end results is cute and perfect for Valentine's day!
    Hugs,
    Rachelle

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    1. Isn't it? For that price, it was coming home with me - with or without a plan!

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