Creative Ways To Reuse What You Have

Best of 2011

Reusing and repurposing things around the home is not only thrifty, but it just makes sense. Here are 15 projects, tricks and tips from our 2011 archives you can use to save a buck and get more out of the items you buy for the house. It's the best of both worlds, plus you can feel cool when your friends come over and say, "Why didn't I ever think of that?"

TOP ROW
• 1 Reuse Produce Netting For Fun Packaging
• 2 Creative Reuse: Glass Bottle Watering Globes
• 3 Creative Reuse: Shabby Chic Garden Bench
• 4 Lamp + Fan: Creative Re-Use of Thrifted Decor
• 5 Hammered Spoon Place Cards

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 Old Locker Turned Shelving
• 7 Easy Reuse: Wine Bottles as Water Carafes
• 8 Repurpose Wine Corks Into Drawer Pulls
• 9 Repurpose Your Junk Mail In The Kitchen
• 10 Repurpose Glasses With Balloons

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 Creative Reuse: Mini Bottle Salt and Pepper Shakers
• 12 Repurpose Broken Plates for Colorful Garden Ground Cover
• 13 Repurpose A Dresser Into A Veggie Garden
• 14 Repurpose Old Apothecary Jars Into Terrariums
• 15 A DIY Bird Feeder: Repurpose Your Old Glass Bottles

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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