Introduction: Multi-purpose Holder From Kitchen Whisk

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This Instructable shows you how to build a multipurpose holder for displaying everything from fruits & vegetables to your beloved cellphone charger using a simple metallic kitchen whisk.
You'll need a pincer tool, a metallic kitchen whisk (thanks to HBB for this one) and both of your hands.

Step 1: Remove Central Metallic Holder

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First of all you need to remove that metallic holder piece in the center of the whisk. Use a pincher to cut the metal next to the holes of each "arm" of the whisk. Then you can remove the metallic holder.

Step 2: Fold First "petal"

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Bend up one of the petal-shaped whisk part so that it is perpendicular to the handle. Make it a little curved up so that it can sustain the weight of a small object. Leave the petal which is planar to the "wall holder" so that it can rest along the wall ( see next step )

Step 3: Fold Rest of Petals Save One

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Fold up all "petals" except one  : the petal which is in the same plane as the "wall holder" will act as a stabilizer.

Step 4: Tweak Stabilizer

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Make sure the stabilizer touches the wall all the way. You can make it more "round" for more stability

Step 5: Put on a Nail on the Wall and Load It Up

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Stability can be further enhanced with blue-tack (patafix) or hanging a small load to the stabilizer petal.

Comments

Kiteman (author)2010-09-26

That's a great idea, but...

What happens when you've used a clove or two of the garlic bulb?

;-)

antioch (author)Kiteman2014-07-29

1 or 2 won't reduce the diameter of the bulb.
;-)

chicks_with_sticks (author)2010-09-26

I love this idea! By modifying the shapes of the holding petals, stirring spoons and other kitchen utensils could be held.
And the reason I love it so much:
With a bit of extra wire, it could be modified to hold eggshell halves. Fill with soil and a seed, and it makes a great seed-starter!
Is there any way to add additional petals?

> Is there any way to add additional petals?

Maybe using 2 whisks... I'd love to see the more advanced designs you can come to.

urs+m9n (author)2010-10-01

This is excellent and I love that is a use for my wisk that I have not used since i bought it years ago.

rimar2000 (author)2010-09-26

Very creative!

octapoda (author)2010-09-26

this is soooo much more useful than a whisk. i love your way of thinking. thanks!

jarikcbol (author)2014-08-05

Awesome! I think you could probably also twist each loop into a figure 8 and hold two smaller items per loop.

ICanTryAgain (author)2014-08-04

so smart

Verticees (author)2014-07-28

Wow it looks great, and its very creative!

mainerfreebird (author)2011-01-08

Genius! I love it. I want to go destroy my wisk now. Wisks come it lots of sizes, including very tiny, so this could be used for lots of things. I would like to do a grouping of three on my wall, sm, med, and lg. Thanks for a brilliant, simple and inexpensive idea. ( I was thinking, how cute with small terra cotta plant pots with cat grass or whathaveyou).

Fanny Fink (author)2010-12-11

practical. now all I need is to decide what to put on from the kitchen :) thank you.

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