Cotton Ball as Flower Plug

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Flower stems stuffed with cottonJohn Lawton

Help hollow-stemmed blooms, like daffodils, delphiniums, and amaryllis, soak up water and stay hydrated longer with this fresh idea: Cut the bottom of each stem at a 45-degree angle, turn the stem upside down, fill it with water, and stuff it with a piece of cotton.

 

Read More About:New Uses For Old Things

Related Content

Conversation hearts as chalk

A Surprising New Use for Valentine’s Day Candy

Overloaded with conversation hearts? Here’s a unique way to use them.

What do you think about this article? Share your own solutions and ideas

View Earlier Comments
Advertisement

Quick Tip

Mythic Paint

Home stores and paint shops will often sell, for a fraction of the regular price, cans of paint that customers returned because the color was not quite right for them. Get more tips.