If you find yourself with a mismatched collection―or without bubbly―flip thick-walled Champagne flutes upside down to create a beautiful grouping of candle stands for a shelf or a mantel. Use heavy wineglasses for table centerpieces, as the wider mouths will provide more stability to withstand bumping.
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Sugar Bowl as Cotton Holder
Relocate the sugar bowl from the kitchen to the bathroom and fill it with cotton balls or swabs so they're easily found when needed and out of sight when not.
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Sheet Pan as Stationery Caddy
Let them eat cake…then use the covered sheet pan to store stationery or other items that might get crumpled in a drawer.
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Baking Sheet as a Memo Board
Set the baking sheet inside a 16-inch plate hanger mounted to the wall. Make sure the sheet is magnetic—so good ideas will stick.
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Butter Knife as Curtain Weight
A butter knife can perform the same job as those little weights that help unruly window treatments hang properly. Just slip the knife inside the opening created by the hem.
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Mug as Plant Pot
Wish your new houseplant's container was as pretty as the plush green leaves on top? Upgrade the nursery pot’s standard green or terra-cotta vessel by swapping it for a brightly colored mixing bowl or coffee mug. Here's how to do it:
Step 1: Choose a vessel that is taller than it is wide and a plant, such as a fern or a philodendron, that flourishes in damp soil.
Step 2: Unless you want to break out the drill, fill the bottom third of the container with pebbles to allow for drainage.
Step 3: Spread a layer of potting soil on the pebbles so the roots won’t touch rock. Set the plant and top off with more soil.