Cut the trunk of your Christmas tree into discs to edge flower beds or walkways! See 9 more reuse ideas for your Christmas tree! (Photo: Kolin Smith)

Cut the trunk of your Christmas tree into discs to edge flower beds or walkways! See 9 more reuse ideas for your Christmas tree! (Photo: Kolin Smith)

From reviving old paint brushes to removing polish build up and mineral deposits from showerheads, vinegar can multitask in any room of the house. We show you 10 uses! | Photo: Mark Weiss | thisoldhouse.com

From reviving old paint brushes to removing polish build up and mineral deposits from showerheads, vinegar can multitask in any room of the house. We show you 10 uses! | Photo: Mark Weiss | thisoldhouse.com

To glue down a loose self-stick vinyl tile, simply place a sheet of foil over it, and press a hot iron over the foil until the adhesive backing melts and sticks to the subfloor. | Photo: Nancy Andrews | thisoldhouse.com

To glue down a loose self-stick vinyl tile, simply place a sheet of foil over it, and press a hot iron over the foil until the adhesive backing melts and sticks to the subfloor. | Photo: Nancy Andrews | thisoldhouse.com

Preserve Cut Flowers: Save your bouquet by mixing a few drops of vodka with a teaspoon of sugar to inhibit the production of ethylene, which makes flowers wilt (Photo: Beth Perkins)

Preserve Cut Flowers: Save your bouquet by mixing a few drops of vodka with a teaspoon of sugar to inhibit the production of ethylene, which makes flowers wilt (Photo: Beth Perkins)

A handy and affodable way to sharpen dull scissors: fold a sheet of foil several times and cut through it. | Photo: Laura Moss | thisoldhouse.com

A handy and affodable way to sharpen dull scissors: fold a sheet of foil several times and cut through it. | Photo: Laura Moss | thisoldhouse.com

Apply a thin coat of car wax to brass door knockers, mailboxes, and other outdoor fixtures to keep them from tarnishing. | Photo: Nancy Andrews | thisoldhouse.com

Apply a thin coat of car wax to brass door knockers, mailboxes, and other outdoor fixtures to keep them from tarnishing. | Photo: Nancy Andrews | thisoldhouse.com

Poke the bottom of a pie plate with a knife; make alternating vertical and horizontal slits. Fill with vegetables that might otherwise slip through your grill grate, such as sliced peppers or asparagus.

Poke the bottom of a pie plate with a knife; make alternating vertical and horizontal slits. Fill with vegetables that might otherwise slip through your grill grate, such as sliced peppers or asparagus.

Use sash chains to steady billowing curtains: slide lengths into the bottom hems of the panels.

Use sash chains to steady billowing curtains: slide lengths into the bottom hems of the panels.

Affix a small sponge to a ruler or dowel and use it to mop up moisture inside a narrow-neck container. | Photo: Nancy Andrews | thisoldhouse.com

Affix a small sponge to a ruler or dowel and use it to mop up moisture inside a narrow-neck container. | Photo: Nancy Andrews | thisoldhouse.com

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