Clever Reuse Ideas
From our popular "10 Uses" column -- creative ways to reuse household items
Clever Reuse Ideas
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Make a hanging herb garden with a zip tie: Drill drainage holes in a tin can and a hole near the top; fill the can with soil and herbs. Thread a zip tie through the top hole and fasten the can around a railing.
Use a zip tie to unclog a drain: Fasten together several long zip ties in a chain; you'll need about five to reach the trap. Cut barb-like notches along the ties with wire cutters. Snake one end into the drain and move it up and down to loosen debris and hair clogs.
Tuft a chair seat with a zip tie: Try substituting zip ties for strong upholstery thread. Drill two holes 3/8 inch apart through the wood seat base, the foam, and the fabric of a chair cushion. Loop a zip tie through the three layers and tightly cinch it beneath the seat to create the tufting. Cover the tie on the seat with a matching button.
Don't throw out those Altoid tins! They make great containers for small items that too often get lost and jumbled in "everything" drawers.
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Genius Altoid Tin Storage Bin Idea These things take up so much less space than those little drawer organizers.
Junk drawer organizing using empty Altoid tins - doesn't have to be office supplies, could be anything small
Junk drawer organizing using empty Altoid tins. Really good idea
Altoid Tin Storage Bin. Neat junk drawer storage idea!
Niiiiiiice junk drawer organization idea.
Use a paper-towel tube and drinking straws to trap earwigs: Fill the cardboard core with large-diameter straws and place it under a plant where you see earwig damage. The earwigs will crawl into the straws. Grab the tube and cover the ends with your hands. Hold it over a bucket of soapy water and shake the earwigs into the bucket.
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Just like you don’t HAVE to use magnetic spice racks in the kitchen, you don’t HAVE to use shower caddies in the bathroom! Could be the perfect organizational upgrade for a small home office wall or craft room. Install a whole row of them if that’s what you need!
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organizing craft supplies using a shower caddy! - seems like a good idea in a space where you have a dedicated craft room. I could possibly work this into my craft corner. Design is still a major concern for me, since it's still my bedroom.
A shower caddy that you don't use anymore...turned into craft organizer! I picture this as a gift wrap station.
Clean & Scentsible: Craft Room Organization Ideas >> LOVE this idea! (using an old shower caddy for craft room organization)
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Tea tins turned windowsill herb garden via Apartment Therapy
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Kitchen window ledge herb garden with vintage tea tins
re-purposed tea tins as planters. Cute idea.
Eclectic kitchen herb garden design repurposed tea tin planters - Must find old tins!
Window sill herb garden with vintage tea tins. Use any old tin to plant!
Re-use Twinings Tea tins for indoor herb garden. Tip: Place pebbles at bottom of tin before planting to allow for drainage.
Inspiration: Windowsill Garden — Melbourne
What to do with the crib your kids have outgrown.
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Upcycle a Baby Crib into storage for a home office or craft room.
Baby Crib to Craft Table
Recycled crib: this is a cool idea for our childhood crib if no one else plans to use it.
crib to desk - love this! Very good idea for recycling crib.
great crib repurpose idea-reuse as a craft table. My Baby bed???
Recycled crib: Pretty smart! Would work in a craft room
Mounds of colorful wrapping paper on your living room floor making you feel a little guilty—wasteful, even? Here are a few creative reuse ideas to ease your conscience.
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Christmas Gift Wrapping
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Ten fun hacks for the Ikea Knuff magazine file--from this mail station to a modular coffee table, a corner shelf and a docking station! | via homedit.com
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DIY mail holder. Like it just as much as the shutter idea! Although I've never seen these magazine holders..
Mail station made of magazine holders. You could add more magazine racks for departmentalized storage.
DIY Mail Organization This is a diy mail station made of magazine holders. xoxo Ann:)
Organize the Office - DIY Magazine Holder Shelves & Mail Station. Brilliant.
DIY shelves from magazine holders - cool idea for when you need cubbies!
10 Ways In Which To Use 1 Simple Item: Ikea Knuff Hacks
Check out this easy DIY wreath alternative--a hanging monogrammed chalkboard wood slice with instructions from Caitlin Swann at mydailybubble.com
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DIY Alternative to a Wreath | My Daily Bubble
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Start saving those wine corks to repurpose as this fun cork bulletin board via A Beautiful Mess!
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Eye-catching DIY memo board: Frame a pretty scrap of fabric or wallpaper, hang in a high traffic area, and use a dry-erase market to jot down reminders on the glass. via Real Simple
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DIY fancy white board. Frame fancy paper or a picture and use a dry erase marker on the glass.
I want this for our kitchen! love the background - maybe it's a piece of wallpaper or scrapbook paper?? DIY Dry Erase Board by Real Simple: Use a picture frame!
DIY Dry Erase Board using picture frames. Cute idea to use small ones to label food
white board from old picture frame
Use a Picture Frame as Dry-Erase Board Stay on top of your errands with an eye-catching DIY memo board: Frame a pretty scrap of fabric or wallpaper, hang in a high traffic area, and use a dry-erase market to jot down reminders on the glass. Extra points for attaching the marker to the frame with a coordinating ribbon.
10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home
To make decorative luminaries, drill holes in pint-size cans, making a pattern. Place a votive candle in each can. | Photo: Tina Rupp
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10 awesome ways to reuse paint cans! #upcycle #DIY
They would look cool rusted! To make decorative luminaries, drill holes in pint-size cans, making a pattern. Place a votive candle in each can. | Photo: Tina Rupp
Fill a large paint can with sand or gravel, and stick a garden torch in the middle. | Photo: Ryan Benyi
Flagstone Patio, Fire Pit
Flagstone patio is charming and inexpensive
Adirondack chairs painted black surrounding copper fire pit, backyard inspiration.
Create storage for pencils or brushes: Place adhesive-backed magnets on the bottoms of small paint cans (use a hot-glue gun for extra hold). Attach to an inexpensive magnetized knife strip on the wall. | Photo: Ryan Benyi
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New or used, these metal pails have a variety of uses around the house | Photo: James Worrell
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Window-Frame Trellis: Turn an old window that's missing its glass into a support for climbing vines. Here, a single sash is attached to an elevated planter made from scrap wood. As an alternative to a window, use a Windsor-style chair with vertical spindles in the backrest. Place potted plants on the seat and train tendrils around the spindles. | Photo: Courtesy of Lark Books/Sterling Publishing
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an old window frame without glass makes a trellis for climbing plants Turn an old window that's missing its glass into a support for climbing vines. Here, a single sash is attached to an elevated planter made from scrap wood. As an alternative to a window, use a Windsor-style chair with vertical spindles in the backrest. Place potted plants on the seat and train tendrils around the spindles.
Old Window Frame Trellis
Old Window Frames Outdoors | an old window frame without glass makes a trellis for climbing plants
Turn Salvaged Junk Into Garden Ornaments
Protect your stovetop: Use pie plates to surround gas burners or to line burners on an electric range. Cut a hole in the center large enough for the burner, as needed. | Photo: Misha Gravenor/The Image Bank/Getty
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Prevent melted-wax mess: Place pie plates under burning candles outside to stop wax from dripping onto your table or patio. | Photo: Tetra Images/Getty
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Use a pie tin as a mini roller tray. It is the perfect size to hold small amounts of paint when doing minor touch-ups around the house. | Photo: Janice Richard/E+/Getty