Thursday, April 12, 2012

Upcycle Me!

Today I want to follow-up with you on the Recycled Container Headband Holder Tutorial and give you some other ideas for upcycled containers. What can you do with an upcycled container? Anything. Here are some of my favs.

Lanterns - Poke holes in container to make a pattern and put a light/candle inside.

Planters - Plant herbs or flowers inside and make a balcony or wall garden.

Pencil/Pen/Marker/Colored Pencil/Scissor/Paintbrush/Ruler Holder - Stay organized by keeping like things in a central location.

Gift Packaging - Decorate and fill with goodies and presents.

Bag Storage - I use my upcycled disinfectant wipes container to store grocery bags so they are not all over the pantry.

Vase - Decorate or spray paint containers and use as a vase for around the house or as centerpieces for a party.

Toilet Paper Holder - Decorate a container to go with your home decor and use it to hide a toilet paper roll or two and set in the bathroom.

Kids - Use as drums or fill with beans or paper clips that make different sounds and let them shake and make noise 'til their hearts content.

Makeup Brush Holder - Put some marbles or beads in the container and stick your makeup brushes in the container (handle first) so your brushes have convenient, cute storage on the bathroom counter.

Craft Storage - For all the scraps you want to do something with or buttons and beads you collect but have all over the place. Nothing says happiness like organized happiness. :)

I hope that gives you a few ideas to get you started AND we would love to hear your ideas as well!
Happy cycling! - Lizzy

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