Thursday, January 19, 2012

Re-Purposing without Crafting

I re-use and re-purpose things almost daily.  Most things are simple and serve a purpose or a function.  Sometimes the purpose is to be pretty and then I break out the craftiness.

These 3 projects required zero artistic ability to make and created pretty storage for things I use daily.  Not every project or re-purpose has to get all in depth and channel your inner designer.

I loathe clutter so I make the things I need to use daily functional and beautiful.   That means I don't buy many things just to decorate with, most things in our house serve a purpose.  The things we have just for decoration are things we love. 

The less stuff a gal has the less stuff she has to clean and the more time she can spend doing something she loves to do.

To clean candle jars to re-use them freeze the jar and remaining wax overnight and it will pop right out when tapped upside down.  Any residual wax from a messy candle comes off with Dawn dish soap and scrubbing. 


  1. I love this!!! I have so many candle jars that I can't throw away because "I can use them for something" but I never knew how to get the wax out! :)

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    1. Ooops! I deleted my own comment...

      New follower here who apparently doesn't have any idea what she is typing or doing. But ...Courtney*Cakes blog sent me here!! Yay! I love it.

    2. I am glad you are here too Virgina!