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DIY Kraft Paper Grocery List

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Today's DIY project is one I've actually had it in my house for awhile (if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen it here). But since I haven't shared it on the blog yet, I thought today would be a good time! I had the idea to mount a roll of kraft paper in our kitchen for menu planning, grocery lists, and to-do lists in general. But instead of buying a big roll of real kraft paper for upwards of $20, we got a roll of painter's masking paper from the hardware store for less than $5! It was the perfect size for what we had in mind, and it looks the same as kraft paper (it's just a little bit thinner).

DIY kraft paper grocery list | At Home in Love

Supplies for DIY kraft paper grocery list (cheap, easy, and cute!)

We wanted something that would allow us to easily switch out the roll once we used up all the paper (like a one-sided towel rack). But we didn't find anything that we liked, so I had the idea to simply hang the roll from some rope! We screwed eyelet hooks into the wall, then tied the rope onto them with the kraft paper hanging in the middle. Total cost? Under $10! So easy, and I think it looks more unique and interesting than a towel bar anyways.

DIY grocery list with kraft paper + rope

We use this paper for grocery lists, notes to each other, and reminders for doctor's appointments/things we need to do. It's really convenient--and when it's time for us to go grocery shopping, I just cut the list off and start over. When we're ready for a new roll, we'll just untie one end of rope, switch out the empty roll, and tie the rope back on! Easy peasy.

Rope + kraft paper grocery list

You could use rope and eyelet hooks to hang all sorts of things: toilet paper, paper towels, hand towels, etc. It looks cute--and best of all, it's super cheap and easy!

What do you think of this project? Have you done anything similar?

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  1. Posted by Jenn V on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    I love this idea! It looks really cute and functional. I also have that pottery barn basket! I'm going to use it for baby stuff, but I like it in the kitchen.
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

      Thanks Jenn! Yes, that basket is very versatile. I've already used it for several different purposes since I got it :)
  2. Posted by Mel on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    Awesome! Where'd you get that roll of kraft paper?
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

      Home Depot! In the painting section, they have a few different size rolls of painter's masking paper. Best of all, they're really cheap--about $3!
  3. Posted by Kayli Schattner on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    This is such a cute idea! I've never thought to use Kraft paper in that way. I'm definitely going to think about doing this! x
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

      Thanks--you totally should!
  4. Posted by Lena on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    How clever–I love this idea!
  5. Posted by Debbie on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    What fun! I love functional, inexpensive, and cute projects. Great job!
  6. Posted by Clare on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    What a good idea! I write so many lists-this would be sp very helpful.
  7. Posted by Renae on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    Love this idea! And love your washi heart too!
  8. Posted by kelsey on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

    this is so darling!
    kw ladies in navy
  9. Posted by Jane - jacaranda Designs on Friday, July 26th, 2013

    LOVE this idea! I'm always searching for a scrap of paper to write my lists on.
  10. Posted by Rachel on Friday, July 26th, 2013

    Ooh I love this idea- genius and so pretty! I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.
    • Posted by Aileen on Friday, July 26th, 2013

      Hi Rachel! I'd love that--go for it :)
  11. Posted by Richele on Friday, July 26th, 2013

    Love this DIY! Simple and looks too cute! Thanks for sharing :)
  12. Posted by Leah on Saturday, July 27th, 2013

    Love it, and how you styled the little table underneath. I'm thinking about doing something like this for towels in my bathroom - can not stand the ugly towel bars we have there right now, and this is a DIY I could do myself.
    • Posted by Aileen on Saturday, July 27th, 2013

      That's a perfect use for a rope holder! I hate ugly towel bars too. And yes, it's super easy--definitely doable with just one person.
  13. Posted by Trollblume on Saturday, July 27th, 2013

    Your whole blog is so lovely! Such an amount oif inspiring ideas.
    Greetings from Germany.
    • Posted by Aileen on Saturday, July 27th, 2013

      Thanks so much!
  14. Posted by emily on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

    This is so great! Very clever and useful. Happy to have discovered your darling website!
  15. Posted by Elizabeth on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

    I can't wait to make this! It's just the quirky, interesting addition I need in my kitchen.
    I wrap gifts with the large rolls of painter's paper.
    I found your blog from The Nesting Place weekend links.
    Thank you!
    • Posted by Aileen on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

      I love using kraft paper for gift wrap! So glad you found me :)
  16. Posted by jamie on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

    this is wonderful! I can't wait to hang one in my kitchen... thanks for sharing your idea
  17. Posted by renda major on Monday, August 5th, 2013

    Great idea. I will make it and attach a piece of 1" strip molding to the wall under the paper. Thread the paper under the molding so that when I have made my list I can tear it off and take it with me.
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, August 5th, 2013

      Smart! I like that idea a lot.
  18. Posted by Andrea on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

    Just found this adorable idea via Pinterest. Love it! Totally installing one of these in my kitchen! Looking forward to poking around your blog for other great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!
  19. Posted by Dana @ Cooking at Cafe D on Monday, August 12th, 2013

    I truly love this idea.
    And, I found it at The Home Depot for only $2.47

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Trimaco-9-in-x-180-ft-Brown-All-Purpose-Masking-Paper-12909/202040754#

    Blessings,
    ~ Dana
    Cooking at Cafe D
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, August 12th, 2013

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing that link.
  20. Posted by Lana on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

    I love this! What a clever idea!
  21. Posted by Dusty. on Saturday, September 28th, 2013

    Adorable! I am totally a chronic list maker. I just can't help I think in lists. This is such an adorable idea! (wait, I already said that) That is a good idea to use for other things like toilet paper or paper towels. Definitely going to do this.
  22. Posted by jin on Friday, November 8th, 2013

    uber cute diy! and loves me some washi tape! swoon. i live in austin. if ya ever need suggestions on where to eat, where to go, what to do - just let me know! i'll be more than happy to to give y'all heads up. =)
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  24. Posted by sheryl on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

    why not just use a paper towel holder?
    • Posted by Aileen on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

      You could totally do that too! I thought the rope was cute :)
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