Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Re-purposing Project Volume 1: Pipe Cleaners

In keeping with my 2013 goal of being thankful for what I already have, I am starting up a series called The Re-purposing project. I'm looking for things I already have around the house and finding new ways to use them!
While we were putting away all our Christmas decorations we went on a cleaning/organizing rampage and I came across a long lost craft bin full of supplies. As I was digging through it, I found a few packs of Pipe cleaners and decided that I needed to come up with a few ways to use them. The first way was inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest and is an easy way to keep clothes from sliding off of hangers. We all know how annoying that is right? All you need are a few pipe cleaners and a plastic or metal hanger. Simply twist 2 pipe cleaners around each side of a hanger to make grips for your shirts. I tried it on a few of my shirts and it works like a charm!

Speaking of charms...with Valentine's Day coming up, instead of going out and buying wine charms to keep track of wine glasses, make your own wine charms with pipe cleaners. A heart is easy and perfect for any Valentine's day party you may be having! You could also make an X, O or an arrow!
And one last way to use pipe cleaners courtesy of my beautiful cousins...
Can you think of any other fun or practical uses for pipe cleaners??


Morgan Liti said...

How fun! I love this series! I'm so uncreative when it comes to repurposing, so I can't wait to see what else you do! :)


Robin said...

I might have to try the no-slip hangers; my hoodies always fall off when I try to hang them (they fall before I can zip them up).

Megan said...

Hahaha, love the last idea! Such a great idea to repurpose. And obviously nice on the wallet!!

Lindsey Buchholz said...

Great Ideas, Looking forward to more posts!! Always enjoy your blog :)