Tuesday, September 24, 2013

22 Repurposing Ideas

Re-purposing. It's a trendy thing to do these days. Or wait, hasn't re-purposing been around for a while? Yes, it has. It is something I love to do and I find a fun challenge at times. It is great way to save money too, using what you already have. Or perhaps a freebie you found or were given can become something usable for your family. What kind of new life can you give something today? Here are some really great ideas. 

I love this ingenious idea! A Cap Hat Beside Pocket from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots.

Learn how to make a recycled tin can lantern powered by a solar light.

Tin Can Solar Lantern from Craftiments.

 Crafty Journal - Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug

Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug from Crafty Journal.

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This idea re-purposes 2 things; T shirts and a decoration to make something new and useful. Trivets from T Shirt Yarn from The Tip Toe Fairy

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Bottle Top Pendants from Jelly Fish Jelly. 

Painted Sign from an Old Window from Painted Style. 

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Vinyl Record into a Clock from Wesens Art. 

Crafty Journal - Cracker Box Lid Holder

 Cracker Box Lid Holder from Crafty Journal.

postage stamp jewelry tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Postage Stamp Jewelry from Jewelry Making Journal

With A Blast: Patch Box for Fabric Scraps   {DIY - using a cardbox and fabric scraps}  #decoupage #modpodge #crafts #organizing #storage #diy

Patch Box for Fabric Scraps from With A Blast. 

Typewriter Keys to Ear Rings from The Pretty Pickle.


Denim Storage Basket from Buttons and Paint

Pantry Items to cleaner; New Twist on an Old Cleaner from Our Old Homestead. 


A DIY Burlap Box from Let's Drink Coffee Darling. 

T Shirt Beach Bag from Buttons and Paint. 

Dish Towels from Drop Cloths from VMG206.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Toy Scoop

Toy Scoop from Crafty Journal.

A Coffee Table from Pieces to Treasure.


Transforming Bed Sheets to Curtains from My Sew What Blog. 

Nail Polish Holder from Willamette Valley Wonder Woman

Pantry Items to a beauty Treatment from FH&L. 

Mason Jar Lights from FH&L.

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  1. Thanks for including my fabric scrap box, Connie !

  2. Wow this is an awesome list. Lots of ideas to steal here. Thanks for featuring my "Bedside Pocket Cap!" You are right, we've been recycling/repurposing for years. It's not a new thing. As a child, my family with parents and grandparents that had made it through the depression, still made do with what we had. We couldn't afford to run out and buy something new to replace something everyday. It was just habit, and actually the way of our life then and still for me now.

  3. What a great list! Now that I am staying home with our kids I'm always looking for ways to reuse things to save money, and because I actually have the time to do some of these projects :) I love the dropcloth towels, adding them to my project list :)

    Dawn from I Think We Could Be Friends.com stopping by from the Rock 'n Share :)

  4. I found you from Sew Much Crafting's link party - and boy am I glad! These are some awesome ideas. I especially love those typewriter earrings :)

  5. Love these kinds of posts. Thanks for sharing. cass-eats.blogspot.com

  6. So many great ideas! Thanks for linking up at the Lovely Ladies Linky. I'm featuring this on my fb page tomorrow :)

  7. Great ideas! Love the nail polish shelves the best! Cheers, Catherine

  8. This is so fabulous. I love it when people think outside the box...!!
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  9. Those are all great idea! I really like the typewriter key earrings - so cool!

  10. Thanks for sharing these ideas! Here are 5 products that are great for repurposing!

  11. These are some really neat ideas but I think I need to make the plastic lid holder the very most...like really this minute...lol. thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  12. These are some really great ideas! I see several that I could easily use!

  13. Lots of nifty ideas. I had to pin it and like it! Thanks for sharing on Create it Thursday link party. Deb@ Kneaded Creations

  14. Love these ideas. Found you from From the Farm Blog Hop.
    Lea @ www.adropofthis.com

  15. Found you from the "From the Farm" blog hop. These are some amazing tips. I like the milk jug toy scoop. We play legos often and this would be so easy to make and use. Kiddo would love making, creating and scooping.

  16. It's amazing what one can repurpose. Thanks for sharing these with SYC.

  17. I absolutely love repurposed projects. I hate to waste anything that can be repurposed. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  18. I love those dropcloth dishtowels! Thanks for sharing so many cool ideas. ~Ali from Pies & Puggles

  19. Love the painted window store sign. Pinned:)

  20. You are right - repurposing HAS been around for a long time. It's funny when I tell my dad about a project I'm working on and he'll say Your grandmother did that same thing back in the '40's!
    I guess life really does come full circle.

  21. Great ideas! Good point about repurposing, I always get a chuckle when I meet an older person who has been doing "pinterest" worthy projects for years and they have no idea they are so trendy!

  22. I really like that window sign!
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

  23. Great ideas!
    I find you through the Sugar Bee crafts link party!

    I am Athina from Greece and my blog is http://craftaholicenglish.blogspot.gr/

  24. I love repurposing! Great list. Thanks Connie!

  25. Hi Connie, Lovely projects thanks for sharing & visiting. Theresa @DearCreatives Hope this finds you having a great week!

  26. Great list of repurposing ideas! I especially like the one about using drop cloths as hand towels. Thank you for linking up this great idea to Frugal Crafty Home!

  27. Thanks for featuring my Toy Scoop, Ghost Finger Puppet and Cracker Box Lid Holder with all these other great ideas for repurposing. I just have a hard time throwing away perfectly reusable items!

  28. Amazing list here. Thanks for the resource. Linda

  29. Thank you so much for including my postage stamp jewelry project in this fantastic "green" collection of ideas! :)

  30. I love what you have done. You should come show off your creativity at our link party.
    The party will not be the same without you!

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  32. This is a great collection of ideas. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

  33. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing on the Weekend Blog Party. Stanley and Katrina are now following you on Twitter. Have a great weekend!

  34. Lots of great ideas!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!


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