Well, this past week I was tasked with completely clearing out my old desk and moving to a new, even better desk (LOL. As I move up the academic ladder, I’ve switched desks every time. Masters –> PhD –> now post doc! Corner desk, here I come!). Low and behold, in my snack drawer, I had an empty tin of Simpkins Travel Sweets (SO delicious, btw, and perfect for tramping). Being the natural hoarder/environmentalist that I am, I couldn’t bear to throw out the tin. So instead, I’ve decided to re-purpose it as a container on my desk. Like so:
As expected, the lid no longer fit when the bottom of the tin was covered with fabric. So it’s now an open container.
Yes, Ok, admittedly maybe it’s a little cheesy, but it cost me $0.60 in total (for the ribbon) as I had all other supplies already on hand, it used up some of my fabric stash, and recycled a tin! Cute recycled budget organization! I’d call that a win, team.
What are some of your favourite DIY projects? Or something you’re dying to try out?