Repurposing Ideas

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Here are some more repurposing ideas for you! Enjoy!

~Leftover Wine as Cooking Wine~

Simply decant leftover wine into pretty liquor decanters

and use it in all your favorite

recipes that call for wine!

~Single Earrings as Pushpins~

Do you have a bunch of “orphaned” single earrings in your jewelry box?

Or outdated earrings you don’t want to wear?

Use them as pushpins!

~ Handkerchiefs & Lavender Blossoms as Drawer Sachets~

These will keep your drawers and linen cupboards smelling fresh…

Add some cedar chips and cloves to keep moths away from your favorite wool items.

To make:

select a vintage hankie or two…

fill them with lavender blossoms…

gather the corners of the hankie together and tie with a pretty ribbon…

photographs by Melissa Placzek




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  5 comments for “Repurposing Ideas

  1. March 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    repurposing… for those of you who live in TX, you have probably visited a Dickey’s or Rudy’s, or for those of you in other states, some casual restaurant that sends you off with a 4cup plastic advertisement for their establishment. (ie at Rudy’s you order iced tea, you get this giant plastic cup and take it home with you). At home, we use them as water glasses at night next to the bed. We also use them for: holding sidewalk chalk, making snow forts in winter, scooping dirt in spring, watering plants in the house, and practicing for the ‘minute to win it’ cup game.

  2. March 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    scrap material. many sewers have different definitions of scrap. mine is anything that can be made into a 1×1 inch square. so needless to say, i save a LOT of small bits of material. repurposing? well, i use smaller remnants of batting to clean machine parts. I use long strings of material as ties for my garden, rather than buying twine.

  3. Melissa
    March 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Maria, I love these ideas! thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Kimber Dunn
    March 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I love your repurposing ideas, so much fun!

  5. Melissa
    March 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks Kimber 🙂

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