This is a super easy Pinterest project for using a coffee mug tree as scissors storage. The hardest part was that it took a few months of searching to find an old mug tree at a thrift store. I finally found one for only $1.75. As I typically do, I forgot to take a before photo, but it was stained brown and looked similar to this one.
It was too cold outside at the time to spray paint, so I used white homemade chalk paint and painted it with a brush. I did not sand or prime first. (I have two or three homemade chalk paint recipes on my Craft Techniques Pinterest board.)
And voila! My scissors stand. The chalk paint is tough as nails and hasn't chipped or scuffed.
I love having all my scissors right on my table at my fingertips.
I have multiple pairs of the same kind of scissors, and I write what they're for on the handles with a Sharpie Pen. Fabric, Paper, and Crafts. I think this keeps them sharper longer. I also have scissors that cut different patterns, and I even have a pair labeled misc. for cutting thin wire, hacking off the glue dried on the top of the bottle, prying open jars, and all that stuff that will wreck your good scissors if you're tempted in a moment of frenzied weakness to grab for them.
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