What can you do with an empty box of salt?
As it turns out… a lot!
I made this craft with an empty box of kosher salt. Normally I would throw it away, but as you know, these days I am trying to repurpose junk to create a more organized home. I love giving a new purpose to stuff that would normally end up in my recycling bin. It’s frugal, fun, and environmentally friendly!
Here’s how I did it:
First, I cut the top off in a diagonal direction.
Then I cut out pictures of Archie comics* and followed the same set of instructions that I provided in my guest post at I’m an Organizing Junkie on repurposing a tea box.
Note: If you don’t want to destroy your old comic books, use comic strips from the newspaper. I simply cut out the “gag bags” or other one-page stories that had advertisements on the back. That way I didn’t ruin the entire comic.
I pasted the comics on to the box and then covered it with mac-tack, trimming and folding the edges carefully.
This little box was the perfect size and shape for the comic digests! And the box fits neatly onto a shelf.
Believe it or not, I didn’t stop there. When you are cutting off the top of the box, save the spout! I taped it on to my box of baking soda to make it easier to pour. This spout will help me to measure out the exact amount of baking soda I actually need, instead of spilling it everywhere, so I will waste less.
With a little creativity, we can turn junk into really fun, attractive, useful items around the house.
Have you repurposed anything lately?
*So now I have revealed that I am a Star Trek nerd, I might as well admit that I am a comic book geek too. *Sigh* What else will this blog reveal about me? I haven’t even gotten started on my secret love for medieval themed board games.