Re-purposing Magazine Files

A magazine file is one of my favorite organizing tools. You can use it for more than just printed materials or office folders.  Here are some uses I found for it.

A magazine file makes a good can food keeper or dispenser just like what I did here!

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It is also a great place to keep kitchen items like foil, wax paper, plastic wraps and the like.

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If you attach this to the back of one of your kitchen cabinets, just imagine how much drawer space you can save!

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I found someone who did the same thing but used it for her blow dryer instead. Such a space saver!

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Christmas is just around the corner. A magazine file makes a great container for a gift basket. Here’s a sample of what I prepared.

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My favorite use for a magazine file is for my shoes. I was able to fit 8 pairs of shoes in this one and was able to save a ton of space inside my shoe closet because of it.

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You can use it for flip flops, too!

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Let me know if you find other ways to re-purpose a magazine file.  Until next time, stay OCfied!

Book Upcycle Ideas

Do you have a lot of old books lying around? This can be one of the major causes of clutter around your home. For books that aren’t readable anymore, don’t relegate them to the recycle bin just yet. You can still re-purpose them into something useful again!

You can turn your old books into a one-of-a-kind lamp just like this. What a wonderful idea for a reading room!

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If you feel like taking on this project, you can get the step by step instructions for it here.

Here is another version of that project except that in this one, the books were painted in a solid color.

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An old book with some printed fabric can become your next stylish bag.

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For all you fashionistas out there, you can find the step by step instructions of this project here.

Here is another example of a book-turned-bag. So cute!

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 You can make use of your old book covers to come up with statement furniture like these.

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Then you can use the inside pages to come up with different home centerpieces like these.

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Here is an easy project to do with all those old books. Turn them into book marks! They will make unique and memorable gifts this Christmas time.

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Whatever you choose to do with your old books, may it bring you happiness again just like it did when you first opened it.

Egg Tray Egg-citing Upcycle Ideas

Don’t throw those egg trays away! There are many uses for them.

Too many accessories? That’s okay, it’s a girl thing! To keep them organized, you can repurpose a plastic egg tray just like this.

You can also use an egg tray as a sewing kit.  See how you can easily separate buttons, pins and spools with it?

At home, I use egg trays as paint palettes.

The bottom of an egg tray can be used for a preschool stamping activity.

Cover a used egg tray with craft paper from National Book Store and you’ve got yourself a nice gift box!

For parties, an egg tray can become a useful appetizer serveware.

Now if you are feeling a bit crafty, here’s a decorative project you can do with your old egg trays!

With just a little bit of imagination, you will find your own egg-hilirating uses for egg trays, too.

Shoe Box Upcycle

Don’t throw your old shoe boxes away! You can upcycle them for other uses, other than storing your old socks!

If you have a wall just crying out for decorations, then you can use the box tops to create wall art!

You can also maximize the box bottoms to create tiny shelves.  You can either paint the boxes just like these, or another idea is to line the inside with pretty prints using a gift wrapper and some glue.

You can also cover the box top with a pretty fabric which you can use as a jewellery organizer.

Happy organizing!

Wine Bottle Upcycle

Don’t throw those used wine bottles away.  There are many more uses for them aside from using them as a flower vase.  Here are some projects that you can do this weekend!

How about using them a candy bottle giveaways?

You can also use them as fancy lighted decorations.

 

Need an extra bangle holder anyone?

 

Go get some chalk board paint to create your own “Message ON a Bottle”.

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