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December 28, 2012

Surely this isn't the last Friday of the year - but, it is!  Let's
celebrate with some ingenious repurposing, shall we?

What a clever use of egg cartons - safely
store your Christmas tree balls in them.

Have a little furry friend who needs some extra outer-wear
during the cold weather?  Use that sock (whose mate you lost
last year) to create a custom sweater.

Very clever use of a vintage, metal game board.

Yes, those are keyboard keys glued to a barrette!

Turn an old tin into a charming little kitchen clock.

Glue magnets to the back of old spice tins
and use as handy pencil holders on the 'frig.

LOVE this old shutter shelf.

Here's another shutter treatment in a nursery:

This shutter is charmingly being used to display old photos:
Sarah Ramczyk

The next time you run across an old water hose caddy
at a yard sale, think about using it as a wine rack.

Are you saving a bottle to commemorate a special
event?  YouTube offers many video tutorials on
turning wine bottle into a vase.

How darling is this 'antique-door-
knob-turned-bath-towel-hook' idea?!

Got an old wood ladder hangin' around?  
Put it to work in your bedroom or laundry.

Find yourself with lots of promotional
tote bags?  Turn them into pillows.

Additional recycling tip:  stuff them with those annoying plastic grocery bags.

Sew Deerly Loved
I adore this idea.  Someone lovingly turned an old
bedside table into a precious little play kitchen.

Such an elegant touch - make stationary out of
old sheet music and add your own personal art.

Susan Simon
Wonder what to do with tarnished silver plated utensils?  How
about using them to make a wind chime?  What a sterling idea!

In the excitement of the coming New Year, I hope you include recycling,
upcycling, and repurposing on your list of resolutions.   Small efforts can
yield dramatic results, reduce landfill waste, and showcase your distinct style.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Some great ideas for repurposing. Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

  2. Fantastic ideas! Looking forward to 2013!

  3. I love this post . . . so many wonderful ideas. Not only are the ideas great but it helps us make a shopping list for special items to find while out yard sale and thrift store shopping.
    I love looking through the minds of creative genius's, Thanks :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  4. You really found some good repurposes for this post. Love 'em all. Thanks for following my blog. Now following you, too. I'll be baa-aack. :-) Happy new year!

  5. We've been using egg cartons to start seeds and to put away my crafting supplies. I love the idea of using the store ornaments. And the tin/pencil holders are brilliant!

  6. Lots of terrific repurposing, but I really love the use of old shutters! Delighted to have discovered your blog. Happy 2013!!!

  7. I am in awe of all your ideas. I want to try so many of them. I have one week before Christmas break is over so now I have to look for an old shutter or an old hose reel.

    Thanks for the inspiration.