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I have a lot of bangles!  Seriously, I have baskets full of them.  I love them, I wear them, I pile them, I rearrange them, I pick them up off the floor all.the.time.  They fall out of the baskets and go tumbling to the floor.  I have been getting really frustrated with it.  The bending over to pick them up, although good exercise, is getting really, really old. 

As I hit the thrift shops recently my eye spied these old textile spindles.

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And then I happened upon some wooden plaques all ready for a fresh coat of paint.  (I paint on Reynolds wrap as it can be wiped off and reused over and over and over…)

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A little paint, some E6000 glue and after 24 hours of drying you have these.

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While they were drying I placed one of my bangles on them so you can get the idea.

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Now I no longer have to continually pick them up off the floor and I have some baskets to find a new use for.  Totally repurposed (on purpose) organization.  Best of all it is easy peasy!

What have you recycled lately?

DSC01542I saw this lovely hand painted Japanese teacup and saucer at my local Goodwill and it was love at first sight.  Then, the inspiration struck me.  Wouldn’t that be neat to hold jewelry on the top of your dresser? 

Add a lead crystal candlestick to give it a bit of heft.  You begin by gluing the candlestick to the saucer using E6000 glue.  Then glue the cup to the top of the candlestick (where the candle is inserted). 

Let it dry overnight and you have a lovely way to organize your jewelry.  You can hang your earrings along the lip of the cup, place a few bracelets inside and lay rings in the saucer.

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The longest part of the process is finding the right cup, saucer and candlestick. 

What everyday items have you upcycled?

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"What this world needs
is a new kind of army
- the army of the kind."
~Cleveland Amory

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