I hate to toss out anything that may have a second life as something new. I have even more trouble if it’s something that was given to me as a gift. As I take down the holiday trimmings, I stack together all of the greeting cards I’ve received over the last month. I know I can come up with some great new purposes for them.
Crafts & DIYs
Are you like me? Do you see something in a store and think to yourself, "I could make that myself for less." I'm simply obsessed with crafts & DIYs. Here are some easy DIY crafts that I enjoy to get you started.
My kids love dying Easter Eggs, but with a little one, I don’t like using those chemical dyes or food colorings that stain clothes. We prefer to dye using natural dyes. They still have the power to stain (I highly recommend “junk” clothes), but the stains don’t set as badly and there is no fear of the littlest one drinking any.
Do you hoard mason jars like they’re going out of style? Mason jars are just one of the many things I “collect”. From time to time I’ve got to come up with a purpose for them, otherwise my husband gets on my case about my collections. Here are ten great mason jar hacks.
We try very hard to use herbal remedies in our home, but plastic pill bottles still squeak in from time to time. I HATE tossing things and I consider myself rather skilled at discovering new uses for old things. There is a chance I’ve morphed into a upcycling addict. Oh well, there are worse things.
So with a huge stash of pill bottles needing a new purpose, I hopped on Pinterest to get some ideas. If you’re not following me on Pinterest, you really should.
I love reusable bags. I’m “crunchy” and proud, so I like showing off my upcycling skills as well as my environmental concern. Reusable bags have so many uses. I use them for grocery shopping (obviously), but I also use them as beach bags, toy organizers, craft supply storage and even to grow potatoes in.
When you buy new bedsheets, especially super cute ones in fun prints, you hope to keep and enjoy them for years. But, as with all things, your collection keeps amassing and you don’t know what to do with the overflow. Well, you don’t have to put them in the donation bag – you can give them new life as something else.