5 New Uses for New(ish) Things
Clogs as Hanging Planters
Before you retire well-worn gardening clogs, consider this: You can use them as hanging planters (the holes are perfect for drainage). Line the toes with moss, then plant pansies, violas, or pin cushion ivy. Hang them by the heel strap.
Cupcake Carrier as Knickknack Organizer
For the 359 days of the year when you’re not hauling cupcakes, use the cups to store jewelry or craft supplies.
Silicone Cutting Board as Place Mat
No more crying over spilled milk from tumbled cereal bowls, thanks to this nonslip surface.
Digital Camera as New-City Navigator
Don’t make yourself a target by looking like a tourist. Snap a photo of your map and it will look as if you’re scrolling through snapshots, not street names.
Shearling Boot as Pot Holder
If your shearling boots have passed “broken-in” on their way to “disreputable” (or if you’re simply over the craze), you can still make good use of them. Cut a square from the shaft of a boot and use it to grab hot pot handles. Just be sure to clean the shearling first.