Reuse and Recycle!
Last night I decided to give my bathroom a massive cleanout. I had bought a couple of baskets from the $2 shop and they held my makeup and toiletries in the cabinet, but what am I supposed to do with the huge range of brushes? How am I going to store them?
I could buy some, but my creative streak began to show itself and I decided to recycle some old jars that we had collected for a rainy day.
- To remove the labels I soaked the jars in very hot water for at least half an hour.
- Remove any excess glue by using a scourer.
- Dry the jars thoroughly.
- Using a hot glue gun trim the jars with ribbon or lace. Whatever takes your fancy. I chose two types of pink ribbon for the first jar (it's my favorite colour) and white and pale blue for the second jar.
- Display them for all to see! These jars are a simple and effective way to store your bits and bobs. The best thing is that it is all recycled materials and I dont have to buy plastic tubs that will end up in landfill. And lets be honest here, reused jars have a lot more character than plastic stuff anyway.
I hope you have a good time with your own handy project this week.