We got the spice rack pictured above when we got married several years ago. I had used most of the spices and found that I just didn’t have room for it in my kitchen anymore. So, I decided to wash all of the jars and store my beads in them.
The beads are divided by color and are very easy for my daughter to use for projects. I covered the lids with sticker paper and that was it. So, if you have an old spice rack (or find one at a thrift store) this is an easy way to give it new life.
Another re-purposed item I use in my craft room is old peanut butter jars (or any other glass or plastic clear jar with a screw-on lid). I wash them thoroughly and then fill them with all sorts of craft items. This makes it so easy for my kids to see what they can use for crafting. It also helps keep the jars out of the landfill by re-using them.
Here are a couple of other ideas for reusing empty containers in your home.