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Baby Food Jar as Easter Egg Decorating Aid
Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


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

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: baking, travel, recyclable, kitchen, holidays, cooking, family, kids, parties

Jamie Chung

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


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

Gemma Comas and James Merrell

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item. 


More New Uses: kitchen, organizing, wine

Photo: Philip Friedman; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: kitchen, crafts, family, kids, office supplies

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