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Unusual Uses for Everyday Items – Period Living

Happy Friday all!

Today I’d like to share with you a post Jacqui wrote for Period Living magazine as the first in her new 3 part series:  Unusual Uses for Everyday Items.  Which, you may have guessed, is all about reinventing and repurposing things which we all have in the home and giving them a new lease of life in a completely different way.   I’ve shared a teaser below, but do click through to Period Living see the full post.

Most objects have several uses if you think outside the box a little and it makes your home just that little bit different and quirkier, as well as making great presents.   We all use calendars and teacups so I thought let’s start with a couple of ideas for their alternative uses.

Unusual Uses for Everyday Items - Audenza


Teacups have endless uses apart from that magical brew. I filled a hanky sized piece of calico with children’s play sand and tied it in a knot and then covered it with pretty fabric. Sitting in a teacup it makes a perfect and unusual pincushion. A teacup is also a great way to display small garden flowers tied in a little posy- or plant a small succulent for a really cute potted house plant.   Read more…

We’d love to hear if you have any unusual uses for things in the comments below!

Do also check out our full ‘How To Make a Tea Cup Pin Cushion’ post.

Hollie x

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‘Unusual Uses for Everyday Items’ by Jacqui Brooks

Photography: Amelia Brooks/ Styling: Jacqui and Amelia Brooks




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