7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things

Blossom Lady
Apr 19, 2021 12:25 AM
7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things

Discover how to make an easy pool noodle wrist rest for your desk, how to use a small trash can to amplify your tunes, how to store your garden tools and keep them from rust, how to make a knife block using old books, an easy way to make a tough, self-filling dog feeder from a couple of 5-gal buckets, and more. Enjoy!

Pool Noodle Wrist Rest

7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things
Make this easy pool noodle wrist rest for your desk. Mark the noodle where you want to make the cuts; then slice the noodle lengthwise at the marks using a utility knife. It may take a few passes with the knife to get all the way through to the center of the noodle. Pull the pieces apart, and place one piece flat-side-down in front of your keyboard. That's it for one of the easiest repurposing ideas around!
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Trash-Can Amplifier

7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things
Use a small trash can to not only protect your speaker from rain and other outdoor elements, but also to amplify your tunes! Turn the trash can on its side and simply place the speaker inside.
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No More Rusty Garden Tools

7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things
When you change the oil in your lawn mower, here's a great way to reuse some of it. Pour a quart or so into a 5-gallon bucket filled with sand. Now store your garden tools in it. This keeps them rust-free and ready for use.
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Knife Block

7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things
Who says practical storage can’t be pretty? This DIY knife block, made from old books, is a cinch to make. Simply pick some unique books in your favorite color scheme and tie them together tightly with twine to create the perfect home for all your kitchen knives. You can even create different color schemes based on the seasons and holidays, making this a versatile hack and one of the more brilliant repurposing ideas around.
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Make a tough, self-filling dog feeder from a couple of 5-gal buckets.

7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things
With a saber saw, cut the bottom off one bucket to create a serving tray, and cut a food dispensing hole in the food storage bucket (as shown). Cut part of the lip off the bottom of the food storage bucket to flatten it, then use silicone to glue the two pieces together. NOTE: Don't build this dog feeder unless your pooch can exercise some self-control.
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Paper Tube Saw Guard

7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things
Here's an inexpensive way to protect your fingers and the blade of your bow saw. Slip an empty gift wrap paper tube over the blade. Just slit the tube lengthwise and slide it on.
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Milk Jug Scoop

7 Repurpose Ideas for Old Things
Cut off the top of an empty gallon or half-gallon milk jug with sharp scissors. It helps to draw the cut line with a marker first. Clean up the cut to make sure there are no sharp or rough edges. Replace the jug cap and you have a handy (and pretty much free) scoop for pet food, potting soil, etc. Remove the cap and you can use the scoop as a funnel! See what you can do with a milk jug in the garden as well.
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