What a clever way to use old invaluable glassware. Thrift stores are full of it. They often dump it by the trash can full. Before using glassware I plead with you to make sure the glass has no value. But if it does not there are endless ways to make these. Use epoxy to attach the bowl to the vase. If they are too heavy you may need to bury the base a little bit into the soil to help them stand up. If they break they are easy and cheap to replace. The designs are endless. I imagine someone handy could figure out a way to light these up. Maybe pain with a clear glow in the dark paint? Can you imaging a garden with a bunch of these throughout at night time all lit up.
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Repurpose Parmesan Cheese Containers
- Fill your clean, empty Parmesan cheese container with baking soda, then sprinkle this kitchen staple into your damp sink, stovetop, or refrigerator shelves to get them spic-and-span.
- You can also use a Parmesan cheese container to sprinkle baking soda over your cat’s litter box to absorb odors. The same technique works with your carpets as well; just sprinkle baking soda over dry carpets in the evening and vacuum them in the morning.
- Use Parmesan cheese containers to mix and store glitter and confetti that you or your kids can sprinkle over greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.
- Does someone in your house like cinnamon-sugar on their morning toast or oatmeal? Avoid the spilled-sugar-on-the-kitchen-floor nightmare by combining in a Parmesan cheese container two cups of white sugar with three to four tablespoons of cinnamon, then sprinkling over your food.
- Sugar comes in a plastic bag that’s difficult to store and awkward to use. But keeping it in a Parmesan cheese container makes cooking or baking with sugar convenient and mess-free. This is a particularly handy way to sprinkle powdered sugar over your favorite foods.
- Keep a Parmesan cheese container filled with baking soda in your shower. Once or a twice a month, sprinkle some baking soda onto damp hair, massage, and rinse to remove shampoo and product build up (especially before perming or coloring). While you wash your hair, the baking soda will also be softening your skin and cleaning soap residue from the bath tub.
- Use a Parmesan cheese container to sprinkle grass seed, weed killer, fertilizer, and red-ant killer in small locations in your yard. Be sure to clearly label the various contents of each container.
- A Parmesan cheese container decorated with ribbons or bows is a creative way to give friends and family edible gifts like small cookies or candies.
- Use a Parmesan cheese container in the garage to hold nails, screws, and bolts.
- Don’t store your kids’ Cheerios or Goldfish crackers in plastic bags, put them in a Parmesan cheese container. The container’s pour spout and secure lid reduce the amount of spilling, so it’s great for long-distance car rides.
- Fill a Parmesan cheese container with sidewalk salt to easily de-ice your sidewalks.
- Have your kids decorate a Parmesan cheese container and use it as their savings jar; half of the lid fits dollar bills and large coins.
- Give Parmesan cheese containers to your kids to play with in the bathtub or sandbox.
- Mix and store your own shake ‘n bake bread or crumb coating in a Parmesan cheese container.
- Have a playful cat or dog at home? Put a ball inside a Parmesan cheese container and watch your pet chase it around for hours.
- If you regularly use cotton balls for makeup removal, you know the large plastic bags they’re packaged in are both bulky and unsightly. Fill a Parmesan cheese container with cotton balls so you can keep them at-hand on the counter or easily pack them when traveling.
- Fill a Parmesan cheese container with powdered laundry detergent so you don’t have to heave your economy-sized box of detergent to the laundromat with you. Just make sure you remember to bring the measuring cup along with you!
Repurpose Bed Sheets Into Napkins
Cut bed sheets into 12″ by 12″ squares. Hem around the edge. You can get a lot of napkins out of one sheet – enough for each guest for each course – and an extra for those who always seem to need one. Since your bedsheets are usually something that you have picked out for the pattern, color or design it is something that you might love to have at your dinner table.
Old Bath Tub Turned Into Seating Area
l I love ideas like this – I have no idea how it was done to such detail. This would literally last for a lifetime plus (just replacing the cushion). I would believe it could have also been cut so that instead of one side being left it could have been cut so the back and small amounts of sides could have been left to make a couch. The paint used must have been enamel and I imaging polyurethane was sprayed to make a finish that is very durable.
Repurpose A Broken Watch
What a great idea for that broken watch sitting in your drawer with no purpose other then you don’t want to get rid of it because of sentimental value. Here is a great solution – replace the watch and dials with a photo of a departed loved one or from a special occasion. You can also get rid of the watch battery to make the new bracelet a little bit lighter. You should be able to remove the watch back with a little bit of prying from a tiny flat headed screwdriver. Remove the hands and face of the watch and use the watch face as a templet for your picture. Glue down with instant glue or use mod podge to seal well. Replace back and now you have a great piece of jewelry and have given repurpose to a watch that now you do not have to throw away. It does have a sense of Victoriana about it when completed.