Repurposed wine box

With the 3rd flea market behind us, this week has been a glad one. The aftermath, of all the creativity, sense of purpose to recycle and of course, meeting great people, is a good one!

The heart of Second to None is really this, building a community. And it feels great when people share their repurposing ideas. This one is sent by Aparna, who converted a wine box into a jewellery organizer. The handles were made with bead buttons from a discarded dress and the hanging beads from another broken earring.

wine box closed

jewellery case open

Aparna, who lives in NJ, is a student of Chitra Kala Parishat and she believes in recycling. The pair of earrings in the middle of the jewellery case (between the long green beads and red beads) are made with chiku seeds. She makes lovely earrings with dried leaves, flowers, and seeds.

Thank you Aparna for sharing, via Suman Anand!

If you have a great recycling idea, do share it with us!

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Unusual vases

You can put flowers in almost any thing and make it look good! Anju’s cafe at Ranga Shankara does it well. Innocuous milk cans make charming vases for tall flowers.

milk can vase 1

milk can vase 2

milk can vase 3

The tables at the cafe are just large construction bricks with stone slabs placed on top (pics of that coming up soon!)

Seen any interesting reuse ideas of late? Share them!