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Photo: John Lawton; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: parties, entertaining, new year's, cooking, food, kitchen, christmas, user submitted

Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: kids, holidays, holiday decorations, food, crafts, easter

Photo: Philip Friedman; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: cleaning, kitchen

Photo: Philip Friedman; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: parties, kids, cooking, family, recyclable, holidays, baking, kitchen, travel

Jamie Chung

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: winter, organizing, storage, cooking, kitchen, crafts

Gemma Comas and James Merrell

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item. 


More New Uses: organizing, wine, kitchen

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