What To Do With Broken Jewelry: Make Gemstone Bobby Pins

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 11:10 am on Friday, July 17, 2015


If you find yourself with broken jewelry, here’s a great what to recycle them: Turn them into Gemstone Bobby Pins.

This project is pretty simple. Take the necklace apart, arrange the “gemstones,” and glue onto the bobby pins.


Waste not, want not.

$10 Thrift Store Cabinet Makeover

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:39 am on Monday, July 13, 2015


Check out this $10 Thrift Store Cabinet Makeover.

A lot of times you’ll see old cabinets in thrifts stores with good bones except for the ugly 1970s brick-a-bract on the front. No amount of paint will take away the dated look of a cabinet like that.

But this makeover has a pretty simple solution to the problem–take all the ugly stuff off, replace it with something attractive. Of course!

12 Things To Do With Old Towels

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:35 am on Monday, June 29, 2015

Whether it’s a beach towel or just old bathroom towels, don’t throw them out, recycle them. Here’s 12 Things To Do With Old Towels:


Turn Them Into Washcloths

Or A Reusable Swiffer Cover

Or A Roll-Up Sunbather


Or Baby Bibs


Or Cloth Diaper Inserts

Or Spa Slippers


Or Pot Holders


Or A Tote Bag


Or A Terry-Cloth Caddy


Or A Dog Cushion


Or A Beach Dress For A Kid


Or One For An Adult

Make Spa Slippers Out Of Flip-Flops And An Old Towel

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:36 am on Friday, June 26, 2015


Here’s a pretty awesome idea. Make A Pair Of Spa Slippers Out Of FlipFlops And An Old Towel.

Really, out of this:


Turning a Plastic Cactus Into a Side Table

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:12 am on Thursday, June 25, 2015


Check this out. These girls turned Plastic Cactus From A Thrift Store Into a Side Table. It looks great. I’m impressed.

8 Clever Ways To Recycle The Things Your Kids Outgrow

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

When kids outgrow their crib or kiddie pool, don’t throw them away–reuse them! Here’s some inspiration:


Turn the old kiddie pool into a raised garden bed.


The sandbox also makes a great raised bed.

When they’re over the playhouse, turn it into a chicken coop.


Swing sets also make good chicken coops.


The old Pack ‘n Play can make a toddler bed (or fort).


Got a couple of kiddie pools? How about a fountain?


Turn the crib into a desk.


Or into a spiffy new bench.

Easy Tip To Remove Labels From Plastic Tubs

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:46 am on Thursday, February 26, 2015


It turns out it’s easy to remove labels from plastic tubs like yogurt containers. All it takes is pure acetone, which is apparently in the beauty section near the finger nail polish removers. Using that stuff, the label wipes right off.

Recycled Glass Panels

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:14 am on Monday, February 16, 2015

savvyhousekeeping recycled glass panels

Check out these gorgeous glass panels made from recycled glass by Daniel Maher Stained Glass. They are made from serving bowls, platters, lids, and jars.

savvyhousekeeping recycled glass panels

savvyhousekeeping recycled glass panels

The panels, which are hand-crafted, cost between $1,000-$4,000. Whew.

5 Recycled Chicken Nesting Boxes

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:11 am on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chickens are not fancy, so they don’t need a fancy place to lay their eggs. Here are five examples of people recycling other things into chicken nesting boxes.


Milk Crates

Drawers From An Old Bureau

Cat Litter Containers

A Desk

LEGO Cake Plate

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:59 am on Friday, January 16, 2015

Look, a LEGO Cake Plate. It was for a party, but I could see using one all the time.

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