Extra Glass Jars Need Recycling? Here’s an Idea!

Learning Creating Living glass jars before

Over at her blog, Learning, Creating, Living, Katelyn tells us, “We have a lot and I mean a lot of glass jars just hanging out in one of our closets collecting dust. We go through glass jars like it’s our job and I refuse to throw them away.”  Instead, she found a cute way to repurpose those jars for household storage.

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Personalized and Upcycled Tin

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At her blog, Literary Spring Designs, Rebecca shares her tips for giving extra personality to a tea tin.  Her idea would work really well for any small metal box–I’m sure an Altoid container could be used, too.

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Closet Door to Craft Room Storage

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“On garbage day last week, I drove past a house with a mound of stuff set out at the road,” tells Amy Jo at The Little Moments.  “I took a few minutes to check out the ‘trash’.  There were three TV’s, a particle board entertainment center, two wooden closet doors and a king size headboard.”

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Turning Bottle Caps into Bathroom Storage

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Over at Ohoh Blog, Ama came up with a genius (and hygienic) way to store toothbrushes, using upcycled materials.  Her light bulb moment started with these large, plastic bottle caps.

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Jack-o-Lantern Fun from a Tin Can

Canned Pumpkin

Here’s a fun little upcycling project that will be great to try out with the kids.  File it away for next year, because this looks like something that will keep the little ones busy for hours.  Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom came up with this, and it all started with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

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Discarded Pendant Light Makes a Perfect Terrarium

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When Megan from Rappsody in Rooms found this pendant light, she was thrilled.  “The shape was the to die for (hello hexagons!). However, the electrical was on the fritz,” she says.  “I kept the fixture around, waffling on whether I want to rewire it (a new lighting kit would do the trick) or turn it into something unexpected.”

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Cute Craft for Kids! Bottle Cap Spiders

Black bottle caps

Kelly is sharing a really cute, upcycled craft that’s perfect for working on with kids over at her blog Live, Laugh, Rowe.  Along with a few other basic arts/crafts supplies, the only thing you need to make these not-so-spooky spiders is a few bottle caps.

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Pretty Copper Planters from Empty Tin Cans

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Amy blogs at Homey Oh My.  Recently, she upcycled some empty tins cans into pretty herb planters.  Along the way she discovered a really terrific new color of spray paint, so this is a rescue not to be missed.

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