As you know well, I make a lot of cut out cookies. This means I have a LOT of cookie cutters. (Not as many as some people who do this exclusively, but plenty to keep me busy.) Recently, I wanted to make a batch of cookies and I went into the pantry to find myself staring at this.
All of my cookie cutters were crammed into this single container (where they used to fit easily, I might add). You can see them balancing precariously on top and overflowing off to the sides. Every time I needed a cookie cutter, I had to get out the whole thing and spread everything out to find what I was looking for. If I attempted to carefully pull one out, they fell all over the floor causing much frustration and a few choice words. Enough was enough.
I decided I needed easier access and more organization. This empty space on the wall got me thinking…
So, I measured the empty wall space. Then I headed over to the hardware store and had them cut a piece of pegboard to fit the space. I also purchased peg board hooks.
I spread out all of my cutters and organized them as much as possible by category. Christmas, Halloween, sports related, etc. etc.
I placed the hooks in the pegboard, hung up the board, and then hung the cutters. This solution has been great so far. I’ve been able to grab whatever cutter I need quickly with no problem. I know this small board won’t hold my entire collection as it continues to expand, but I’ll probably make another board to keep in a different storage area in the future. Just thought I’d share in case it might be useful to anyone!