My grandfather called it being a scrounge.
Whatever you call it, I love saving things.
However, there IS a difference between saving and hoarding.
There are many, many things I save to reuse and pass on to others...
You know those nasty vinyl zipper pouches that sheets and pillow cases come in?
I have a pile that friends have saved for me, and I use them for a lot of things,
mostly storing projects in progress and craft items.
Here is our embroidery clump in one...
Know why I call it a clump? I also have a bin of yarn clump.
But they don't last forever.
Today this one died.
I try to reuse as much as possible in my home, without my time becoming a liability.
This bag had a fantastic tan zipper, so I cut it out and added it to the zipper tin.
There was a plastic bias tape sewn around the zipper... so I ripped that off.
This zipper is exactly the same as one you would buy at the fabric store for $2.00- $3.00!
The vinyl can also be reused...
I sew it onto my art journal pages to make spiffy see-through pockets.
OR use your washi tape stash or duct tape to tape two pieces together to make a fun add-on journal page. (no pic of this-sry)
What do YOU frequently repurpose? I love new ideas...