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Friday, November 30, 2012

Treasure Ideas

I've been sorting through my dad's collection of odds and ends. Now and then I'll find something interesting and give it to Maria. Although this is a bit off topic, I wanted to show you what Maria did with a piece of broken silverware and a brass candle holder.

The broken silverware handle immediately became an elegant pencil extender.


What to do with the candle holder? We use exacto knives all the time. How to store them safely and stylishly within easy reach and not dull the point?

Grab a wine cork and . . .


. . . voila!

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5 comments:

Margaret Bremner said...

Brilliant! I, too, am sorting through a houseful of Things. :)

Shelly Beauch said...

Your re-cycling is the best!

marguerite1997 said...

I think it's called up cycling, whatever, great imaginations at play.

Tricia, CZT said...

Your pencil extender is a stroke of genius! What a great 'gift' it would be for the artist who has everything!!

Amy in TN said...

So clever! I am glad I've been saving wine corks...now to find a candlestick. I know I've got one/some somewhere!