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