Planning a Garden? Save Your Cardboard Tubes!

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At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Emily has a great idea that will keep empty toilet paper rolls out of the trash.  She’s turning the cardboard tubes into a decomposable home for starting plants.

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New Use for an Old Wine {Crate}

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At The Dedicated House, Kathryn came up with a charming and inexpensive way to hold wood near her fireplace:  she turned a wine box into a hearthside kindling box!

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A Wine Cork Craft

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Carmel from Our Fifth House share this project at Infarrantly Creative recently, and since it’s a great little recycling project, I thought I’d pass it along to my fellow Rescuers.  To make these pretty boxes, all you need is an old book and some wine corks.

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Old Book to Football Fan Smash Book

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At Diary of a Crafty Lady, Lindsay shares one of the projects she worked on for a special Christmas surprise this year.  For an aunt and uncle who are die-hard college football fans, she created a fun memory keeping “smash book”.  And she made it by upcycling a book no one wanted!

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Using an Old Box to Organize in the Kitchen

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Diana blogs at Adirondack Girl.  One day she was eyeing the cardboard box that her Keurig coffee mixes come in, and thought, “There must be something clever I can do with this box.”

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From Floppy Disks to Fresh New Storage

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Paula blogs at Sweet Pea.  Recently, she was looking for a way to store her stockpile of birthday cards.  (She likes to remember birthdays, so Paula keeps a few cards on hand at all times.)  Paula realized that a 5.5 inch floppy disk holder was the perfect size for containing all her cards.

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Upcyle Toilet Paper Tubes into New Year’s Eve Party Favors

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Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers shared this festive upcycling project at Kleinworth & Co.  She started out with a pile of empty cardboard toilet paper tubes.

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Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

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If you’ve ever run out of wrapping paper at the last minute, or you want to customize your wrapping paper to make your gifts extra special, then you’ll love this idea from Christine, The DIY Dreamer.  Along with a bit of technology, all it took for her to make some pretty paper were a few cedar clippings from her yard.

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