It happens all the time, one item in our home breaks and we just put it in the trash. A good example is this broken bathroom-sink soap container. The ceramic piece did not break but the pump element was no longer usable. I know this is not the prettiest container ever; however, I decided to keep it to experiment different things to see how it would look. Decision made. After I tried some fresh flowers it looked OK. Therefore, the ugly duckling will live a little longer life for now. Smile.
Here are some ideas of what to do after you repurpose an item?
1. Bring it to your office and park it on your desk. You’ll get some compliments.
2. Give it as a gift to your office assistant and explain how you decided to repurpose it.
3. Teach your child the importance of repurposing items to keep them away from our land fields.
4. Or better yet, give it to your child to give it to his/her teacher and tell him to explain the purpose behind the gift that he is giving away. Brilliant!
As you can see, the sky is the limit. Do it, it will make you feel amazing!
As parents of identical DEAF twins and a hearing son, you can imagine that my husband and I did not miss one show of Dancing with the Stars.
We always taught our children that they could do anything they wanted in life if they were committed and work hard at it. Thank God they did.
Nyle DiMarco is a good example of what happens when you are determined and work hard. Nyle has become the only deaf individual to win the well-known Dancing with the Stars contest.
Today my husband texted the following to our daughters and I want to share it with you.
"I have to say that I deeply admire Nyle’s tremendous courage, focus and genuine determination. He is living proof that you can do and achieve anything you want as long as you don't impose barriers upon yourself. Becoming America's top model and also champion of dancing with the stars are no easy tasks for anyone. But the remarkable thing about his courage and determination is that he disregarded and ignored what others would consider barriers and focused on winning.
He has made history as a courageous guy and is now set for life. He will be in the history books! Love it!”
Can you believe that the total cost of this baby was $1.50?
So, my daughter was about to trash her empty roasted peppers jar. I saw some sort of potential to perhaps re-purpose it; therefore, I told her I wanted it.
I came home and left it alone for about a week. (I needed some inspiration time people!!!!)
One day I went to my craft room, gather few materials and came up with this nautical piece. By using similar materials you can turn any jar into whatever you want. I hope that you also get inspire and turn trash items into your treasures, smile.
Materials that I used:
1 yard of ribbon (1/2 per container) $1.50
2 Starfish to glue in the front (.75)
Glue gun (.25??)
Cord for the jar neck (.50)
HACK: You can fill them with shells, sand, candies or even elbow macaroni; however, you can also leave them empty. If you want, you can paint the lid in another color for a more vibrant look.
And to my own MAMI (Ida) in Heaven. She is now gone but will never be forgotten. I am sure that she is loving and taking care of everyone up there near God, as she did during her whole life. Happy eternal life dear mother!!!. Oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox.
ABOUT THE Author
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.