Upcycling: (v.) the process of turning something old into new again. This month, Real Simple challenged readers to repurpose several common household items. One of those was the trusty shot glass. Did you collect these at one point? Maybe in your wild and crazy college days and now you have a shrine in your cabinet to memories you may want to just leave behind? Okay, I'm not speaking from experience (lies), but I figured these would be a great place to start with that repurposing challenge!
Here are your five unique options:
1 | Store Q-tips in them, either out on the counter in the bathroom for guests, or in your cabinet for easy reach
2 | Use them to clean your makeup or paintbrushes
3 | Store your beach finds, like seaglass, in them and then line your window sill of a brightly lit room
4 | Sprout seeds in them in the window, or plant a succulent that doesn't need much water or space
5 | Fill with water and add a couple drops of essential oil for a subtle fragrance at your desk
What other ways have your upcycled your shot glasses? Share your ideas below, and then send them to email@example.com for a chance to win $100 and to be featured in the magazine!