Showing posts with label home appliances. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home appliances. Show all posts

Christmas DIY Ideas: 5 Ways to Decorate Using Candles and Glass Jars

On: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I have so many glass jars! Seriously, I have an entire cupboard full of them, most of them from old food items like pasta sauce, salsa and olives. I don't know what to do with them and I never have. While I recycle, my local place doesn't take glassware and I would have to go clear into another county to get rid of them. Which isn't exactly eco friendly when you consider the driving involved to get three hours out of town to the nearly recycling facility that takes glass.

As a result, I tend to take a fair number of them to reuse as water glasses. You know, the big ones you put on the bedside table to combat the effects of winter dryness, and all that. A couple of others have been filled and used as vases, though fresh flowers aren't much of an option now that winter has arrived. My kids have even each used one for their 'rewards jar', which they take a prize from at the end of each week as an allowance for doing their chores.

I have run out of ideas on what to do with these multiplying menaces. I learned how to make my own sauce and salsa in order to avoid acquiring anymore. But what to do with the few dozen still crammed into a cupboard in my kitchen...I could use the space!

This past weekend I sat down and started to really search out things to do with them. The holidays are just around the corner, so it seems like a good time to put them to use. I was relieved to find many struggle with this question, and some pretty cool ideas have come out of upcycling needs. As you would expect, a whole lot of these people had gathered on Pinterest. Man, I love that site.

Here are five of my favorites glass jar upcycling ideas for Christmas (psst: Don't forget to check out our previous glass jar DIY projects: DIY Glass Jar Lanterns and DIY Sun Jars).

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Table Decorations

Calculator Keys into DIY Fridge Magnets

On: Friday, September 7, 2012

We all had those huge ugly calculators in the old days. Now we don't need them: we have laptops, tablets and smartphone calculator apps.

But what to do with those almost vintage devices we store in the garage. Here's one cool idea: create fun DIY fridge magnets to help your kid learn math.

Looks awesome!

Calculator Keys into DIY Fridge Magnets 

Details via Thrive

Here are more ways to reuse keyboard and calculator keys:

Geeky Keyboard Box

On: Sunday, September 12, 2010

Keyboard box

If you have plenty of old keyboards and still don't know how to put them to good use, here's a nice idea: create a pretty geeky box. If everything in your home id geeky, why not have a geeky box (well, at least you are sure to have great time making it!)?

Keyboard box

More fun with keyboards:

Create Romantic Light from Beer Can

On: Monday, December 7, 2009

This is a fun idea for this year Valentine's Day: create a romantic evening atmosphere by tweaking a beer bottle a bit!

Beer Can Romantic Light

Clothes Peg as Chopsticks Holder

On: Saturday, December 5, 2009

Clothes Peg as Chopsticks Holder

Having trouble eating with chopsticks but love Chinese cuisine? Here's a great and genius tip for you: recycle the clothes peg into a holder for your chopsticks!

Now it is fun and easy! You are sure to eat faster than your friends!

DIY Toilet Tank Sink: Free Water

On: Friday, June 19, 2009


Eco-friendly gadgets: the following toilet tank sink allows to save water and is not hard to make.



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