Repurpose Love

Sometimes I buy things like this:

So I can use them for something like this:

I love cute food containers so I can repurpose them.  It makes me feel like I really got my money’s worth, too.  So when I stop at a certain market in town, I convince myself that I need a bit o’ cream or half n’ half so I can have this perfect little flower jar for…free!  Hey, it feels free.

I get to consume delicious goods and decorate.  Win-win!

Do you enjoy repurposing things like I did this creamer jar?  What’s your favorite item to repurpose for your home?


  1. loverbean says:

    I save pint glass jars that once held corn relish or maybe tall skinny glass hard that held marinated mushrooms. I love having them on hand to fill with roses, greenery, and whatever else is blooming in my garden. I tie a little raffia ribbon around the jar and then I have the perfect hostess gift for bookclub gatherings and socials or to just bring to someone who could use a little joy…no container return required.

    • Sounds lovely! And such a welcome gift from you, I’m sure. I’m a big fan of raffia these days and yet I have yet to use it for things like gift jars! Thank you for the idea!

      • loverbean says:

        Yes…and that was supposed to be skinny glass jar, not hard. :) I have been on an organizing frenzy today…found some great makeup organizers at TJ Maxx and now I feel like I’m in the studio of a makeup artist when I’m in my bathroom. Of course, anything organizing makes me think I’m doing you proud!

  2. That is exactly how I am! I pretty much always re-purpose spaghetti jars. Clean them up, throw some vinegar and baking soda in it to get rid of that spaghetti smell, and bam, a new jar for pasta, beans, rice, etc.

    We also re-purpose coffee cans at my house. My little boy loves to use them to store his army men ☺.

    • Oh! Why haven’t I done that with jars from spaghetti, etc?! That’s perfect instead of buying those giant glass jars from Target, etc. Thank you for the tip! I don’t have any coffee cans, but what a great idea–and can be a drum set, too! haha! Thanks for stopping in Angela!

  3. I love pretty, colorful tomato cans from Italy… when we have pasta sometimes I gather several on the table and fill with basil! Smells good too!

  4. This is a great idea! That is such a pretty jar :) And I love hydrangeas!!

  5. that’s beautiful! i love jars – a collection of all kinds for all purposes

  6. I’m loving to re-purpose lately! It’s beautiful. Your home must be amazing!
    The last thing I repurposed the was the entertainment center turned play kitchen I made for my nieces (obviously a huge re-purpose) but doing fun simple things is a ton of fun too!! I love making my house a home with things that are around the house!

    • Thanks Tabitha! Sadly, my home is not amazing, but I’m gonna pretend I didn’t tell you that :) I have commitment issues when it comes to decor and furniture, etc so I choose to leave stuff bare (or keep what I have that I don’t care for) until I find just what I love. Your play kitchen was ADORABLE. I don’t even know if I could do that!

  7. brandeegrl says:

    Shootskies!! The kiddos had cereal downtown recently & the milk came in that EXACT bottle. I should have thrown them in my bag & ran like the wind!! That is why you are brilliant, dear friend.

  8. I do the same thing–I like to reuse pretty glass jars as vases!

  9. Same here…I purposely buy things in pretty tins and jars for reuse later. Your photos here are lovely and thank you so much for the ‘follow’.

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