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Paper towel tube used for scarves
Aya Brackett

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


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Ellen Silverman

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


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Monica Buck

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: clothing, stain-fighters, winter, shoes, fashion, cleaning

Photo: Nicole Hill Gerulat; Styling: Kristine Trevino

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: clothing, storage, accessories, closet, holidays, organizing, gifts, christmas, holiday decorations

Photo: Philip Friedman; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: clothing, accessories, bathroom items, shoes, fashion, beauty, bathroom

Levi Brown

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: clothing, accessories, fashion, closet, bedroom

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