wish I had a nickel for every time I came across a story that told me how
great upcycling is. What would I do with all those nickels? You can
bet your ass I wouldn't make a wind chime out of them, or turn them into
tiny coasters for squirrels.
you're a really creative mom, you can put all of your old things to good use while still keeping your sanity. Here's how:
yogurt containers with mild dish detergent and water and then line them up on a cookie sheet. Fill them up with
something that actually tastes good, like steak kabobs or chili fries
and then eat this for dinner.
the labels off your empty wine bottles by soaking them in soapy water.
Then, take the wine bottles and put them in the recycling bin. Place the labels between the pages of a dog-eared copy of "Hamlet" to dry. Then, put them in a small photo album and show them off whenever anyone asks to
see pictures of your children.
empty cereal box on both ends and flatten. Use scissors to cut the top
flaps off, then the bottom flaps. Hold with the ingredients panel facing up and then cut along the right seam. Gather up
all your pieces and put them in your recycling bin to hide all those wine
bottles you just put in there.
Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
Look at what you've made, and then have a good cry before finding a real hobby like Zumba or beekeeping.
with five to 10 toilet paper rolls. Cover each one with old wrapping paper, then fill
them with bells, beads and old teeth. Use Band-Aids to seal the ends. Look
at what you've made, and then have a good cry before finding a real hobby like Zumba
Old End Table
the lamp off of your old end table, then remove your pencils and old keys from
the drawer. Turn it on its side so the legs are facing you. Now, take it
outside, put it on the curb and hope someone takes it. Then go buy yourself a
new end table.
a clean corncob and make a terrifying doll out of it using felt, googly eyes
and your husband's whiskers. Put it on your kitchen counter and when your kids
ask what it is, say "He comes to life when you don't eat your vegetables."
will need an old scarf, approximately 15 inches by 15 inches, and an old mop handle for this
project. Lay the scarf flat, then tie two corners to the mop handle around 4 inches apart. Start waving it wildly around like a flag and yelling, "I
surrenderrrrr!" in a drunk voice to scare your family when you're overrun with
a bunch of old neckties and then give them to someone who will either weave
them into a skirt or a chair cushion. Make it clear to that person that they are never to gift you with a skirt or a chair cushion.
all of your Starbucks cups for a month. Rinse them with warm water and
then dry thoroughly with a paper towel. Take a Sharpie and write the cost
of each drink on the cup, and then use a calculator to add them up. After you have your
total, put all of the cups in a blender with water and some dried flowers and make some pretty paper out
of them so that you aren't so depressed.