Use What You Have

January 18th, 2012 in member junk     
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One tool I use all the time is my hot glue gun. It had to be some where easily accessible with glue sticks at the ready. I found some of our old feeders we used for the rabbits. These two received the dry brush treatment in white. The first one was the right size for glue my glue sticks. I hung it on the wall by my worktable. 
After emptying all my bags into the feeder, there was still room left in the top for my glue gun
This bigger one holds some larger items; ruler, hammer, my small paper cutter, regular and extra large tweezers, toothpicks, and some decorative cutting scissors. So nice to have these at the ready.
This round feeder I painted and added some decals to a few years ago. It holds my assortment of paint brushes in the center and beading pliers, hole punch and a few other things around the bottom.

One tool I use all the time is my hot glue gun. It had to be some where easily accessible with glue sticks at the ready. I found some of our old feeders we used for the rabbits. These two received the dry brush treatment in white. The first one was the right size for glue my glue sticks. I hung it on the wall by my worktable. 

One tool I use all the time is my hot glue gun. It had to be some where easily accessible with glue sticks at the ready. I found some of our old feeders we used for the rabbits. These two received the dry brush treatment in white. The first one was the right size for glue my glue sticks. I hung it on the wall by my worktable. 

Photo: deb newton

I'm currently revamping my bedroom into a bed/craft room. It's a slow process but I'm enjoying it. Being of the frugal movement, I am using what I have. The women of the Great Depression in the 1930’s knew frugality. One of their battle cries was

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

This have become my motto This gives me the opportunity to dig through my Treasure Pile and use my imagination....and shrink my pile.


Pattern or design used: My own design - deb newton
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, industrial, funky, organizer, country, garden, fun, family room, kitchen, farm, study, office, mudroom, game room

Comments (8)

dragonflytreasures writes: Thank you Posted: 3:23 am on July 31st
MrsJunkAddict writes: Clever! I soooo need one of these. I am ALWAYS searching for my glue sticks :) Posted: 6:38 am on April 4th
annebell writes: I have to find some rabbit feeders! I love your ideas! Posted: 5:52 pm on January 19th
MakinItHappen writes: These look great! I just love changing things around in my craft room. It's the one place where I can do anything I want. I hope you have as much fun as I do. Posted: 8:57 am on January 19th
JunkArchitect writes: Great repurpose using one of my all time junk favorites...feeders.

Jim
Posted: 6:43 pm on January 18th
gadgetsponge writes: Great pieces. Definitely put to good use for your applications. I've never thought about rabbit feeders before. Posted: 3:18 pm on January 18th
chippingcharm writes: LOVE your motto...and your clever storage ideas :) Laurel Posted: 2:42 pm on January 18th
BlueBarnBird writes: Love these ideas... I have several of these laying around. I think a few roses painted on them may be just what they need. thanks for the inspiration Posted: 1:44 pm on January 18th
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