Category Archives: Quick Repurposing

From old year to new use

Do you have a tear-off calendar? We have an idea to re-use it. Just save the old pages (if you can keep them attached, even better) and turn it over to use as a note pad or stationary.

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Foil Bag Bows

Here is an easy and inexpensive way to get pretty silver bows for your holiday gift wrapping. 1.  Start with a foil bag, we used a Vics popcorn bag. 2.  Cut the bag in strips horizontally (you will end of … Continue reading

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Christmas Card Gift Tags

Today we have created gift tags using last year’s Christmas cards. Simply cut out a shape from the front of the card, punch a hole, add some ribbon and attach to the gift.  You can write on the back of … Continue reading

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Wrap it up

Now that you have your shopping done, or maybe not, we want to give you some repurposed gift wrapping ideas. For today, convert your used cereal boxes into sturdy gift bags. Start by cutting the tops off of the boxes. … Continue reading

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Christmas Towel to Baby Bib

Citymade has come to the realization that each house only needs so many of these Christmas hand towels. Why not turn the rest of them into Christmas bibs to give little ones as gifts.  We simply cut a whole in … Continue reading

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Pine Cone Ornaments

What looks nicer on an evergreen tree than pine cones?  Glittered pine cones of course. Gather pine cones from your yard, if you are lucky enough to have an pine tree, and bring them in for a simple Christmas decoration. … Continue reading

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Mitten Ornaments

Here is a simple ornament idea using felted wool.  Our wool came from an old sweater that we felted.  A sweater can easily be felted if it is at least 70% wool.  Simply wash the sweater in hot water and … Continue reading

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It’s time your earbud holder moved on to the iPod age

We have all ditched cassettes in every form. Whether it is the casette audio tape, or the mini-casette video tape, everything has gone digital. But don’t make the switch to digital when it comes to how you keep your earbuds … Continue reading

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Gourd Votive Holder

The gourd votive holder is the perfect way to finish your Thanksgiving table.  We started with a small gourd that had a semi flat bottom so that it stood up on its own.  We traced the bottom of our votive … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Place Cards

Another way to spruce up your Thanksgiving table is with place cards.  We made ours using recycled cardboard snack boxes and a glue gun.  First, we cut out a rectangle and folded it in half for the card. Next, we … Continue reading

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