D.I.Y. It: 10 Everyday Items to Repurpose This Weekend

Wine Bottle Vases

Wine Bottle Vases

Wine bottles, jars and even old drinking glasses can be transformed into colorful storage containers and vases. All you need is a fresh coat of paint and a well ventilated work space.

Image Credit and Directions: She Knows

Picture Frame Sunglass Holders

Picture Frame Sunglass Holders

For this project, you just need to string two rows of wire or sturdy ribbon across the back of a frame, nail the ends to the frame and then hang your favorite glasses across each row.

Image Credit and Directions: Cupcakes and Cashmere

Teacup Candles

Teacup Candles

By melting candles into old cups (here’s a simple tutorial on how to do it), and adding some wicking (available at craft stores) before the wax sets, you’ll create one-of-a-kind candles to use at home or give as gifts.

Image Credit and Directions: Martha Stewart

Mirrored Trays

Mirrored Trays

It doesn’t get easier than this: Take a mirror, lay it on a flat surface—and then place things on it. If you’re really motivated, you can glue felt to the back of the mirror to keep it from sliding off its perch.

Image Credit: Cupcakes and Cashmere

Basket Shelves

Basket Shelves

Hanging baskets on the wall creates instant storage for towels, toiletries, toys and other things that are currently cluttering your home.

Image Credit and Directions (Baskets): I’m Busy Procrastinating
Image Credit and Directions (Drawers):  Homemade

Plate Stand Shelves

Plate Stand Shelves

Spring the fancy china stand that you use twice a year from its cabinet prison and use it to organize items on your bathroom counter or dresser.

Image Credit: Blissfully Domestic

Coin Magnets

Coin Magnets

This is a great project for those mystery coins and tokens collected on your many travels that are accumulating in the recesses of your desk. Simply glue them onto round magnets purchased at your local craft store.

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Image Credit and Directions: Tattered Style

Dish Drainer Organizers

Dish Drainer Organizers

Spring is the perfect time to tackle that towering pile of papers, so grab a dish drainer and repurpose it as a desk organizer by slotting file folders into the grooves.

Image Credit: Tip Junkie

Mirror Chalkboards

Mirror Chalkboards

This is a particularly good project for tarnished or foggy mirrors. All you’ll need is chalkboard paint and a mirror—repainting the frame is completely optional.

Image Credit and Directions: Trash to Treasure

Desk Organizer Jewelry Displays

Desk Organizer Jewelry Displays

With just a few screws (or pushpins), you can turn a standard drawer organizer into a storage case for jewelry, keys or anything else that you’d like to hang.

Image Credit and Directions: RoseWoolls Designs

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