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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10 Ideas For Repurposing Everyday Items


It's not uncommon for me to snag soup cans, cardboard boxes or glass jars from our recycling bin to repurpose into home decor.  I've turned tin cans into pumpkins, a spaghetti jar into a laundry room tip jar and cereal boxes into desk dividers.  I've even used my kids leftover toy packaging to make a custom silhouette tray for my daughter's room.  Sure, I've spent my fair share on craft supplies and other home decor items, but nothing beats creating something useful out of something free.

Today I've rounded up 10 of my favorite repurposing projects that I hope will inspire you!

10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

CANS

Spray recycled tin cans, add a simple wood chalkboard tag and you have inexpensive herb pots.
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

If that's not your style, wrap a can in burlap ribbon and finish off with a simple jute bow.
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.
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How about saving larger cans to create custom outdoor planters?
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

I love the idea of wrapping cans in birch scrapbook paper for easy holiday decor.
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

CARDBOARD

Can you believe these boxes are made from cardboard and old belts?  LOVE this idea!
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

Do you wanna know how to inexpensively organize your desk drawers?  Wrap old cereal and food boxes in scrapbook paper.  Trust me, the pop of color is a fun surprise to otherwise dark and boring drawers.
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

Have you ever had to decorate for parties and spent money on custom garlands?  Why not make your own using paper and cardboard?  They are so versatile and perfect for any occasion.
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

GLASS JARS

Don't throw away those old spaghetti and pickle jars.  Turn them into storage with cute knobs and a little spray paint.  Wouldn't they be perfect for a bathroom or craft room?
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.
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You an also use glass jars to organize your pantry.  Don't you just love the custom etched labels?
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.

These vintage inspired jars are my absolute favorite!  I love the idea of wrapping jars in scrapbook paper and embellishing with a simple piece of yarn.
10 INEXPENSIVE ways to repurpose jars, cardboard boxes and tin cans into easy storage and home decor.
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The possibilities are endless when it comes to using cans, jars and cardboard boxes for craft supplies and home decor.   Next time, maybe you'll think twice about throwing that leftover jar or can into the recycling bin. 



2 comments:

  1. Hello Katie, the cardboard boxes and old belts are Awesome! Definitely will try that for scarf and glove storage. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    Karen

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  2. Absolutely love this idea. Always have big plastic storage containers out. These are much nicer. Thanks!!

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