“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism”

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. ~Thomas Carruthers

New Uses for Old Things


Every day should be Earth Day, but since it is top-of-mind this week, here is a collection ideas for repurposing old or used items into something new…

Old: Hula hoop and t-shirts | New: Hula hoop rug

How-to on FamilyFun / via Heather

Old: Orange you had at lunch | New: Bird feeder

How-to on Rhythm of the Home / via Amanda

Old: Toilet paper tubes | New: Plant starters

Spotted on on Saidos de Concha / via Emily

Old: Pieces of crayons | New: Multi-colored crayons

How-to on For the Love of Art / via Carrie

Old: Paper towel tubes | New: A sculpture to paint

How-to on The Chocolate Muffin Tree / via Margo

Old: T-shirts, dresses, shorts, pants, button-ups, fabric scraps | New: Hair ribbons

How-to on Babyccino Kids

Old: Books | New: Painting surface

Spotted on Handmade Spark / via a feast of dead bees

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