Making Junk Useful
Don’t Throw That Away!!
Making Junk Useful
I have a habit I just can’t kick. I save everything that I think I can reuse or recycle into something. I enjoy making junk useful and saving it from the landfill. When I receive packages I’ve order, most of them come with some kind of packing around the item or they are in small clear packages. I even save shipping boxes to use for storage.
Even the mason style jars that spaghetti sauce comes in have a use, those are great for my iced tea! I add a few slices of lemon or strawberries and if I don’t drink the entire jar, I just screw the top on and store in the refrigerator for next time.
The one thing I can’t seem to part with are things that bring back memories of my family. I have my grandmother’s old potato masher and when I cleaned out the kitchen drawers, I realized I hadn’t use it in years so I put it in a box to store away. But when I was looking at my Angel statue collection I noticed I had many small Angels that got lost among the larger ones. I got the potato masher out of the box and turned it into decorative holder for my Angels!
One of my favorite making junk useful projects was the bird feeding station I made from an old, rusty patio table, a wood pole and left over paint. The birds love the peacock blue paint on the table and an apple green pole. Hubby attached two old plant hangers on the pole to hold the bird feeders and it’s so nice to watch the birds stop by the feeding station. This is the blog I wrote about my Bird Feeding Station for Junk
So whether you have boxes, packaging, old utensils or bottles and even a rusty table, something can be done to turn them into a one of a kind unique new item. If you have children and grand children this is a great way to get them involved in projects and it will also help teach them about recycling things to save the landfill.
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