Baker’s Rack Organizing with Cupcake Pinwheel Garland

Last week during the Grateful Giveaways, I shared my repurposed Baker’s Rack. Years ago I had a neighbor give me a Baker’s Rack that she wasn’t using. After moving a few years ago, we didn’t have a good place for it so we used it in the garage. And actually for a little while outside as well, for a potting shelf.

I knew that at some point I could give it new life and have the perfect spot for it. My office has become a bit overwhelming, to say the least, and I definitely work much better when everything is organized.

With just a few cans of spray paint and some scrapbooking supplies that I had on hand for the Cupcake Pinwheels, I created not only a spot to keep things organized, but it’s also really cute. Especially the Cupcake Pinwheel Garland!

First, the Baker’s Rack…

Doug helped with the painting, he used Krylon gray primer and then I found some paint on clearance at Walmart. Bahama Sea…I think spray paint is my new best friend!

While it was drying, I made the Cupcake Pinwheel Garland. Last year, when I made the Pinwheel Garland for the Summer Mantel, I knew there would be more Pinwheels to come. With some cute cupcake scrapbook in hand, I gathered up the supplies…

Cupcake Pinwheel Garland Supplies:

  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Brads
  • Tiny Clothespins {I found these at Walmart in the office supplie area}
  • Glue

Since I already shared the tutorial on how to make the pinwheels, I won’t bore you again. Head on over and check it out!

Aren’t they pretty? The thing I love about the Pinwheels is that they are so versatile. Put a stick on them for cute plant decoration, and be sure to watch soon for a fun Pinwheel Cupcake!

Add the pinwheels to a ribbon with the clothespins.

I just love being organized!!

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  1. how cute is that garland!!! nice display
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  2. That garland is adorable! Great job of refurbishing and repurposing the baker’s rack too!

  3. Aimee says:

    Love your Bakers Rack makeover – it’s gorgeous! And what an adorable pinwheel garland – so sweet!
    Happy Easter! : )

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  4. Stephanie says:


    Have a blessed Easter!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents
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  5. mary says:

    You have inspired me! I love the baker’s rack for scrapbooking!!!!

  6. kathryn says:

    so cute! love the pinwheels. looks great!


  7. Andrea says:

    I love this. I have one similar and I just bought blue spray paint to give it a makeover. You have inspired me to get started.

  8. Abby says:

    Love the organization and bright colors!

  9. P K Glitz says:

    So now I am really wishing I had never gotten rid of my Baker’s rack. Simply beautiful and love the pinwheel banner

  10. I think spray paint is my new best friend also! Your baker’s rack is such a great color and I love the pattern on your storage containers. I love how organized everything is. ~ Yvonne

  11. That is so cute! I sure wish I’d seen this when we had a cupcake party for my daughter’s 9th birthday (she’s 10 now). But think of all you could do with this – 4th of July – Easter – Birthdays. Too cute!
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  12. Oh dear! Forgot to mention how much I loved the new color of your baker’s rack. Very cheery!
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  13. Girl in PInk says:

    What a wonderful transformation! I love the color you chose for the rack and the pinwheel garland really adds fun detail that makes it unique and special! Nice photos too!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    p.s. I am going to follow you! I look forward to checking out your pinwheel tutorial too! Thank you!

  14. Haley Davis says:

    Oh my! That is way cute! Totally lovin’ it!
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  15. Oh my goodness this is just simply ADORABLE! Love, Love it!

  16. I love the pinwheels! How fun! The fresh coat of paint made it look like a brand new and different piece all together.

  17. I love cute and useful!

  18. Amanda says:

    I love the color!! I almost bought one similar to this at a yard sale this weekend:( Now I wish I would have!! The pinwheels are a great touch!!

  19. Megan G. says:

    Fun! I just found a (free) ugly silver baker’s rack on a curb in my neighborhood. I grabbed it, spray painted it ivory, and now we’re using it as a sort of potter’s table/toy organizer on our back porch. I love repurposing stuff that would have been trash!

  20. maggie says:

    oooh awesome, luv the colour paint.
    Would luv for our readers to see this, please add it to our linking party.
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  21. Roberta says:

    I had one of those bakers racks…I think my mom got it for us from Spiegel’s catalog. They do hold a lot and we also found many uses for it over the years. Love the bright color and how you are using it in your studio. Following you from the Spray Paint party. Have a great week, fondly Roberta

  22. Tina says:

    So cute! That is now my next project. Just wondering….where did you get the adorable paisley fabric organizers???

  23. CUTE! I have a smaller baker’s rack that I lifted from my neighbor’s trash pile one day. It’s been sitting in my greenhouse holding pots, but this is *much* cuter!
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  24. Kari says:

    This looks fantastic! I love the pinwheels-they are so precious. I would love it if you linked this up with my weekly link party Tutorial Tuesday

    Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  25. Ruth says:

    Love it!!! It looks fantastic. Spray paint is wonderful.

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  26. Roberta says:

    I have a bakers rack, was getting tired of it, you have given me a great idea, I love yours.
    Thanks so much.

  27. Missy Gener says:

    Stopping in from Made by You Mondays on Skip to my Lou. This is such a cute project! I especially love the banner, how clever!

  28. SA says:

    Super cute. What’s the name of the cupcake scrap paper? And where did you get it from?

  29. Debbie says:

    I have this exact same baker’s rake only mine is gold and white. I am redoing my kitchen and really want to get rid of the gold so was thrilled to see what you had done. It looks great! Any special kind of paint I need to use or just anything that works on metal? Any advice would be appreciated.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Debbie, I would suggest Krylon paint for metal, you should also use a primer, it will give it a good coat and look better.
      Good luck! Let me know how your Baker’s Rack turns out.


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