Planning some organizing projects for the new year? Well, here’s a decidedly glamorous way to store smaller items…..made from upcycling a few decidedly unglamorous items: pickle jars! Luzia Pimpinella came up with this creative and inexpensive storage option.
“A friend of mine dropped by one day with a pile of these cigar boxes that she picked up for me,” Susan tells us at Organized 31. The friend was confident that Susan could do something with them, and she loved the way they opened. Susan’s friend also confessed that the tray inside meant to hold cigars was perfect for storing beads.
At Weekend Craft, Michelle’s craft supplies were starting to exceed the storage space she had available. She was thrilled to be gifted a hand-me-down file cabinet, but before she filled it with crafting goods, the cabinet needed a makeover!
Recently, Katie from Addicted to DIY was staring at a little bag of wine corks a friend had passed along to her. As she wondered what to do with those corks, she spotted a small tangle of baker’s twine nearby. “Then it hit me!” Katie exclaimed. “Why not use the corks to keep my twine from turning into a big knot?”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a project that’s green in more than one way. Lauren blogs at The Thinking Closet, and decided it was time to reorganize her craft drawers. Her budget was tight, so she had to use what she had to optimize her storage and organization.
At Project Lovegood, Aubrey’s husband recently purchased a new computer. The various parts of the computer came in all kinds of sturdy boxes with compartments. Aubrey knew just how she could upcycle them.
Carolyn, of Homework, found this bookshelf sitting on the curb down the street at a neighbor’s house. she brought it home determined to rescue it. It found a new life at Carolyn’s house by becoming an organizer for her craft room.
Jess, also known as Daydream Mom, bought a four pack of Starbuck’s Frappuccinos one day and thought “Hey, this caddy could be used for something!” She upcycled the glass bottles and cardboard carrying case into a handy craft caddy.