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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Re-purposing

One of the things I love to do to keep my home looking fresh and different is to use things in different ways. Some of the items I re-purpose are common household things used in different ways or in different rooms. Some of the things are older items used in a new way. Here are a few examples:
  • Use a terra cotta flower pot as a utensil holder in the kitchen or with spring here...think about using pots to house patio items like plastic ware, napkins, small candles etc.
  • Use a craft organized or lure box for jewelry. I also keep my wine charms in one
  • Use wine glasses filled with beautiful stones to create centerpieces
  • Use a utensil holder as a desk organizer
  • Use magnetic picture frames as note holders on the fridge...just slip the paper in and out to change announcements
  • Mug racks in the bedroom for jewelry and scarves
  • Use old pots as planters
  • Use leftover baby wipe containers to create craft kits
  • Old recipe boxes make good containers for filing birthday and other occasion cards

I am sure I have tons of other items I use....more lately when they pop into my mind or sight!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I use a recipe box for my homemade greeting cards-- just perfect !! They stay safe and not get wrinkled... I can quickly grab a card and mail it off real quick!!