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Ikea Hack Vintage Paper Cutter

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Ikea Hack Vintage Paper Cutter

Ikea Hack Mala of a Vintage Paper Cutter

I know I’m not the only one inspired by Pinterest!

Today I’m joining a group of bloggers, to Rock Our Knockoff Tour – inspired by Pinterest!

After looking how and low and not wanting the pay the high price of a vintage paper cutter, I decided to create my own.

Yes, I got it from the kids section at Ikea. It’s the Mala Tabletop paper holder.

Ikea Hack $6.99 Mala in to Vintage Paper Cutter
Ikea $6.99 Mala in to Vintage Paper Cutter

Ikea Hack Mala with Modern Masters Paint

Ikea Hack to create a vintage paper cutterI used Modern Masters Metal Effects – Bronze with Blue Patina

  • Paint the piece with primer first, let it dry according to directions.
  • Paint the bronze paint over the primer, let that dry.
  • Use a spray bottle to spray on the blue patina aging solution.

Great for making wood look like metal.

Vintage Paper cutter Mala Ikea hack
Vintage Paper cutterCan you see the resemblance? 

Ikea Mala hack Vintage Paper CutterI used the Metal Effects on the center only and painted the rest with spray paint.

Ikea hack paper cutterWhat do you think about my Pinterest ispired Ikea Mala hack?

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    17 thoughts on “Ikea Hack Vintage Paper Cutter”

    1. I absolutely love your use of MM Metal Effects on this, you used my favorite color combination. I had no idea Ikea sold these, it would be so nice to have but I agree that I needed a little pizzaz thrown into the mix, and your touches made it absolutely perfect! It’s been great touring with you 🙂

    2. I love this! My friend has a vintage paper holder that her grandparents used when they packaged meat from butchering hogs. She has it in her classroom now and every time I go into her room I wish it were mine. An Ikea is 3.5 hours from me so I’ll have to put this on my “to-buy” list for the the next time I’m there because I’d love to have one of these.


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