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You Betcha — More Aha Uses!

Posted: October 28th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

As we are currently in full blown scarf mode, I thought I would show off my scarf holder to you. Although I like my occasional glass of wine, I am not a collector so this beautiful wine holder given as a wedding gift has never really felt useful until I figured how to roll my scarfs into it. Now it holds them neatly and tightly, tucked away in the closet. Maybe someday it will get to do something fancier…

Household Item: Wine Rack

Aha! Use: Scarf holder



I think I showed this one before but I use it everyday and love it. (I see a pattern here –Maybe I should have titled this post New Uses for Fancy Wedding Gifts”?)

Household Item: Candleobra

Aha! Use:  Necklace Holder



Okay, good. This one was not a wedding gift but I didn’t use it as much as I wanted but I needed something to hold all my coffee accessories. It puts a smile on my face every morning. (Or maybe that is the smell of my coffee!)

Household Item: Tiered Cake Platter

Aha! Use: Coffee Tray



And my new favorite! I got an idea of transforming a plain brown pillow to make it a little fallish. I simply put packing tape on the back of a $2.00 placemat from Walmart and stuck it on the pillow.


Household Item: Placemat

Aha! Use: Decorative Pillow


Wait…I loved it against the pattern of the Ballard pillow but too many people sit in that chair and although I love the look — I don’t have that much confidence in it holding it’s place.


dsc02027It was moved to the piano chair…right at home.

♥ Katie

{Transformation Thursday}


And if you can believe it (I’m still pinching myself) another person wanted to do a giveaway in celebration of My Favorite Gifts Newsletter! In order to recieve the Newsletter via email and have the chance to be entered TWICE for the giveaways, you can still sign up by clicking My Newsletter button. The Newsletter has gifts my favorite gifts inspired by some of my favorite bloggers (and one of them is actually the gift giver!) The Favorite Gifts Newsletter will be sent out on Monday November 2nd.

See you next week for the week of giving!!

7 Comments on “You Betcha — More Aha Uses!”

  1. 1 Melanie@southerncomfortinanorthernlife.blogspot.com said at 8:10 pm on October 28th, 2009:

    Where did you get the cake rack? I love that idea.

  2. 2 sandy toe said at 4:14 am on October 29th, 2009:

    I have never seen scarfs stored that way…creative!
    sandy toe

  3. 3 pk said at 5:46 am on October 29th, 2009:

    Now that’s what I call thinking outside of the box! I like the practical uses for all these items. Cute how you added the leaf placemat to the pillow.

    pk @ Room Remix

  4. 4 28 said at 7:29 am on October 29th, 2009:

    You’re brilliant! I’m absolutely stealing the cake rack and scarf holder idea.

  5. 5 Abbey G. said at 11:08 am on October 29th, 2009:

    Wowie! I own about 20 scarves (and live in central Georgia, so I get to wear about 3 every winter) and can’t ever figure out how to store them. I’ll have to keep an eye our for a bargain priced wine holder.

    I checked those place mats last time I was at Walmart to see if they could be stuffed as a pillow (they can’t), but I love your idea with them!

  6. 6 Sandy said at 1:34 pm on November 2nd, 2009:

    You are such a creative person. I loved everything you did. Great blog, thanks for sharing all the inspiratrion.

  7. 7 Clean and Classic Interiors » Blog Archive » My Mail Route said at 8:51 am on January 18th, 2010:

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