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REUSE: Turn an Old Tissue Box into Gift Tags

Here is a great idea to get you ready for the holiday season! You can make pretty gift tags from old tissue boxes! Here is a FREE gift tag template you can use. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the template.) 1. Find a pretty tissue box, worthy of using to create gift tags! 2. First create a template by tracing the basic shape you want on a scrape piece of poster-board. (I reused a product’s...

REUSE: Turn Plastic Milk Jugs into Planters

This spring I needed some larger planting containers and I had the great idea to use plastic milk jug containers! I’m sure I’m not the first to think of this idea, but the milk jugs work beautifully. So I asked my husband to cut some milk containers for me and he took it a step further by leaving the handle on the milk jug. What an ingenious idea! This makes transporting the planting containers much easier! This...

REUSE: Turn Mentos Tin into a Pin Cushion & S...

My Recycled Bags shows you how to turn a Mentos tin into a pin cushion and sewing kit! My Recycled Bags has some really great ideas so while you’re there, check out the site and see if you get as much inspiration as I have! You can find the Altoids Pin Cushion pinned to my Reuse / Upcycle board on Pinterest! Come follow me on pinterest? Do you have an innovative way that you reuse or re-purpose items? Tell us about...

REUSE those Rubber Cause Bracelets as drink marker...

Babies Rabies shares how she uses rubber cause bracelets as glass or cup markers! What a great way to REUSE those bracelets! Thanks The Eco Chic! Related posts: REUSE Liquid Coffee Creamer...

REUSE: Ketchup Bottles

I saw this great post on Natural and Thrifty of an article they found at Real Simple where they suggest reusing a ketchup bottle as a pancake batter dispenser! Oh my… this looks like such a great idea! I can’t wait to try it! Photo courtesy of Real Simple. Related posts: REUSE Liquid Coffee Creamer Bottles REUSE: Turn Old Envelopes into...

REUSE Liquid Coffee Creamer Bottles

When I make homemade salad dressing I want a container that I can easily fill, shake and pour and this cafe-mate liquid coffee creamer bottle is perfect! I can easily unscrew the cap, and fill the container using a funnel. Then I simply screw the cap back on and shake. Pop open cap and pour dressing over your fresh salad greens! Do you have an innovative way that you reuse or re-purpose items? Tell us about them in the...

REUSE Yard signs

Here is a great way to reuse those yard signs. Turn yard signs into garage sale signs, open house signs or party signs! These particular yard signs where made from a glossy thin cardboard, so here is what you need to do: Using a staple remover remove all the staples that were securing the sign. Fold the cardboard sign inside out and re-staple onto the sign posts. Then decorate the sign for your use. Garage Sale / Yard...

REUSE: Turn Old Envelopes into Bookmarks!

OK, this has to be the easiest reuse project I have ever seen and anyone can do it! It is so simple but yet so useful! Are you like me and constantly loosing bookmarks or just shoving whatever you can find into your book to mark your spot? Next time you are in need of a bookmark, simply pull out your junk mail. Clip a corner off of an envelope… … and Ta Da, you have your own sleek bookmark! My 2 year old is...

How to Make Paper Beads

This homeschool term we are learning to make paper beads as our handicraft. This is a great way to reuse old magazines as well as make some frugal gifts! We are in the processing of making necklaces, bracelets & earrings from our paper beads. I will post those when we have completed them. Here is a picture of the supplies you will need: magazine ruler pen or pencil scissors toothpicks styrofoam or clay liquid glue or...

REUSE… Can you guess what this is made out o...

Isn’t this piece of artwork absolutely adorable? You will never guess what it is made out of… toilet paper rolls! Yes, you heard me right toilet paper rolls! Chris over at Just a Girl shows you the art of a toilet paper roll and just how to make this beautiful masterpiece! Related posts: Book Review: Easy Green Living by Renee...