Fly repellent: WATER & A PENNY IN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG. Pinner said "Yes, it works! Temps have been upper and no flies in my back yard. I spoke with a women who grew up on a dairy farm and she swears by it; said they used 5 pennies.
Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.
Ketchup Bottle as Pancake Batter Dispenser. Repurpose an empty ketchup bottle into a pancake batter dispenser and pour the right amount every time! It's also less messy and it makes it easier for making smiley face pancakes for the kids!
Store matches in mason jar, add a piece of sand paper in the cap on which to strike the matches. Great for an emergency kit. **I'm adding - put the sandpaper INSIDE until used in case the jar gets WET>