Reuse Tues: Coffee Cans, Candy Wrappers & Window Frames

Posted on October 26th, 2010 by Tonia 2 Comments

Happy Tuesday!  A bunch of you tweeted me some great ideas this week for reusing old things in new ways.  Thanks so much for participating!  As Mike and I {slowly…much too slowly} unpack our belongings and settle in to our new house, we have already had the chance to re-use some things in new ways:  Our old kitchen table became my new office desk, and an old entertainment center became my sewing-room storage.

@smilinggreenmom tweeted me this link with some great craft projects using candy wrappers {perfect timing…Halloween candy sure does produce a lot of trash!}  A sweet little headband:

Jason, in the comments, said a friend of his gave him the idea to use old window frames as picture frames.  This is a seriously cute idea and makes me excited for garage-sale season.

I found this Design*Sponge post about using window frames to make a little garden table, too!

And this project puts old coffee cans to a beautiful new use:

I’m feeling all inspired to do a few projects now.  You can look forward to a step-by-step DIY ReuseTues project post coming soon!  And keep tweeting me your own projects/ideas/links as well!


  1. […] That wraps up this week’s edition of ReuseTues.  I hope you’re feeling inspired to reuse something instead of throwing it in the trash!  And if you can’t reuse or recycle it, you could always re-gift it…..Speaking of which, I am currently taking donations/gifts in the form of old window frames, which I will reuse as picture frames.  […]

  2. beth says:

    FYI, your dog’s new name is Snowplow. At least around my living room.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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