September 23, 2009

Organizing with Recyclables

When you're desperate for organization in small spaces, and on a budget, what's better than reusing and beautifying things that are in your recycling bin?

We eat a lot of raisins at our house. The PC Organics raisins are my favourite, so we end up with a lot of cans piling up around the house. They're about 4.5 inches high and 4 inches in diameter - perfect for storing small things! But, they're kind of ugly...

Voila - look what scrapbook paper, scotch tape and an hour can do!

I use them as pen jars, to hold scrapbooking supplies, put them by my sewing machine to store fabric scraps and bits of thread, and I even have a few in our craft closet to hold collage supplies.

Other ideas:
  • barrettes and hair elastics
  • crayons or chalk
  • stickers
  • dinky cars
  • coin bank (just slit a hole in the lid)
  • squares of notepaper (cut up paper that's been only used on one side)
  • candy jar

This post is part of Works-For-Me-Wednesday at We Are THAT Family.


Songbirdtiff said...

GREAT idea. Is there anything scrapbook paper can't do? :)

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

And it is a great excuse to use some of that beautiful scrapbooking paper around the house. Some of it is like art!


Stop by and see me over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

Valerie said...

I love this!! We are a huge fan of finding other uses for recyclables, and this is perfect!

amy said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. LOVE your craft container idea. What a great way to use up fun paper!

{ L } said...

You did such a great job on this! They look so pretty. I too, like to find ways to re-use things.

Also, I am doing my first giveaway on my blog if you're interested:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
design by