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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Recycled bread crumb container!!

Okay, so lately I have been trying to find ways to recycle some of the items we have in our home, rather than sending them to the landfill. A while back, I made this candle holder. Since then, I have decided to use it to hold cotton balls on my bathroom counter. I wanted something that looked similar, but a little smaller to hold q-tips.

I had this bread crumb container in the cabinet, so I decided to use it as the base for my q-tip holder. I spray painted it brown, and once that was dry, I brushed on a little black and blotted it off. Once all of the paint was dry, I hot glued the glass onto the top.

I like the way it turned out, and that is one less piece of trash from our house. Have you found a creative way to recycle something?

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14 comments:

Pammy pam said...

How clever? I woulda just thrown it away or tried to recycle it!

Andrea The Greenbacks Gal said...

Very clever!

Lindsay said...

That's cute! So creative!

Lisa said...

I agree. That is an awesome idea!

Jessi said...

That turned out fantastic! I love repurposing containers, too. I haven't gotten this artsy yet, but you've definitely inspired me. Great ideas!

Cindy said...

Very creative!

Simply Stacie said...

Very cool!

Kelli said...

Wow, that is so cute! That is actually a very smart idea... I would have thought colored pencils, but I love the cotton ball, q-tip idea!

Shanaka @ Thrifty Mama B said...

Very nice! I love repurposing.

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

very smart. I love the idea. Great for the kids to get involved too. :)

Survey Junkie said...

Good idea and very useful

ConnieFoggles said...

I never would have thought of this. It looks very stylish with the glass added to the top. Good going!

Kelly's Lucky You said...

Smart and pretty! Thank you for the great ideas about re-using things we would otherwise throw away.

Crystal said...

What a great idea Brandy! ;)