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Repurposing a Basket into a Planter

Baskets can make cute little planters for the garden. They are also cheap in the charity shops, and I’ve managed to get some for free. There are a few tips to bare in mind when repurposing in this way, so I have included a small tutorial. You can find my quick IGTV video tutorial onContinue reading “Repurposing a Basket into a Planter”

Growing Seedlings in Egg Cartons

Cardboard egg cartons are not only a good shape for starting off seeds, they are also compost friendly. If you eat eggs they also work out as a free, and you can always ask family and friends to save their egg cartons for you. Simply fill each hole with compost, sow your seeds, and keepContinue reading “Growing Seedlings in Egg Cartons”

Repurposing: Simple Storage Ideas

Storage can be an issue for us all. I have some nifty repurposing ideas for tidying and storage solutions in the home. Washing Basket Toy Box Takeaway Tub Drawer Separators Cardboard Bow Holder Cereal Box File Cutlery Drawer Jewellery Tidy Content belongs to Sensibly Frugal Living Pinterest Instagram Facebook

Using Colouring Sheets as Gift Wrap

Whether you use your children’s colouring pages or your own, more intricate, adult colouring books, the pretty sheets make beautiful gift wrap. I think this is a very frugal as you get to repurpose your artwork, and it can also be recycled after use. I enjoy colouring the abstract designs and feel this makes theContinue reading “Using Colouring Sheets as Gift Wrap”

Innovative Upcycle Ideas

Does anyone else get sucked down the Pinterest black hole? I love to explore the different content and find new ways to be frugal. My latest obsession is to discover innovative upcycle ideas. In this post, I will share some of the ideas I have found with links to the original posts for you toContinue reading “Innovative Upcycle Ideas”

5 Ways to Repurpose Cereal Boxes

Cereal boxes have many more uses than just packaging for your favourite cereals. Here are some of my favourite repurposing ideas to make the most out of those cardboard boxes: Paperwork Storage Did you know you can turn a cereal box into one of those fancy paperwork holders/stands? Copy the design above for the desiredContinue reading “5 Ways to Repurpose Cereal Boxes”

Cereal Box Gift Bags

If you are in a pinch or simply want to learn a useful way to repurpose cereal boxes, then this is the DIY project for you. I especially love this project because you can wrap the box in anything from newspaper to wall paper, and they are incredibly sturdy, so it can be reused againContinue reading “Cereal Box Gift Bags”

Cereal Box DIY Notebooks

My daughter loves to make these little DIY notebooks for herself and her friends. They are fab for role playing, or to encourage story writing and spelling revision etc. What you will need: Cereal box Paper (about 5 sheets) Staper Decorative supplies- we uses washi tapes. Scissors Method: Cut the front panel off of yourContinue reading “Cereal Box DIY Notebooks”

5 Uses for Toilet Roll Tubes

We all use toilet paper, right? … Right? Thankfully, the inner, cardboard tubes can be recycled, but there are some other ways for you to repurpose them first! First things first, if you are worried about hygiene, I want to tell you a quick way to sterilise your toilet roll tubes before use. Pop yourContinue reading “5 Uses for Toilet Roll Tubes”

Repurposing Plastic Milk Bottles

With two children, we go through a lot of milk in our house. Thankfully, milk bottles can be recycled, but why not get a little more use out of them first? Here are my top repurposing ideas for milk bottles: Watering Can Simply pierce some holes in the lid and you have a simple wateringContinue reading “Repurposing Plastic Milk Bottles”