I love finding new purposes for old items. Almost anything can be transformed in some way to create a new treasured item. As I look around my home at all of my favorite belongings. . many of the items could have easily been trashed, but instead I re purposed them into something new that I love.
Remember last week when I turned an old candle container into a planter? If you didn’t see that post you can check it out here. This week I was given some old tea containers from a friend. I decided to do the same thing with these and create more little planters for inside my home. As spring is approaching I am always looking for more containers to move my baby seedlings to as they grow. These were perfect! I debated for awhile about re-covering the containers using scrapbook paper and modge podge glue, but decided that I really enjoyed the look of the containers as they were. I did, however, add little “feet” to the bottoms to give them a little something extra.
These little treasures are now the perfect home for my herb plants that have outgrown their mini greenhouses. They have room to grow and flourish on my window sill and I can enjoy their beauty in containers I love.
I want to challenge you to look beyond an items intended purpose and find what else it can be. My friend Sara is a pro at this. Her blog features daily re purposing projects that amaze me. I must say I get a lot of my inspiration from her. Just check out what she did with an old clementine crate on her blog at Thrifty Treasures.
Do you like to re purpose? Please share your ideas and projects with us for a chance to be featured on the blog. We would love to see what you are up to!
<3 Dick and Jane