Well, it’s time to think outside the box!
As the world moves towards upcycling and recycling just about anything, I thought this week I might consider other uses for items made in silver. As silver is so pleasing to the eye it makes sense to use some of the things you might have at home and, rather than consigning a beautiful item to the attic or the deep recesses in the back of the cupboard, why not give it a new life?
So, now is the time to have a good rummage around and resurrect some of those once loved and treasured items.
After searching around on the internet and on pinterest I have compiled a little list of my own which I think contains some good ideas. It is time to fall in love with your silver again.
So here are a few of my ideas for how to transform and re-use old silver:
Teapot = planter - bird feeder - lamp base
Kettle = planter
Candlestick = cake stand base, lamp base
Hook handle ladle = candleholder
Cutlery = wind chime, hooks, jewellery, sculptures, fridge magnet (fork holds paper weaved)
Toast rack = letter holder, business card holder, paper napkin holder
Napkin Rings = tealight holder,christmas decoration, curtain tie
Spoons/small sauce spoons = canape servers
Sugar tongs = ice tongs, lemon slice tongs, children’s chopsticks
Salt shakers / sugar shakers=powdered makeup, talcum powder,spices
Tall cream jug = toothbrush holder
Serving trays=dressing table organiser,add legs for table
Match strike = toothpick holder, ear bud holder
Egg cup = shot glass, jelly air freshener, clips, pins, picks, salt holder
Placecard holders = picture holders
Large Tankard = utensil holder or wine cooler
Bowl = hold christmas baubles, flowers
Trophy Cups = vase, ice bucket, holder for anything depending on size
Small Bowls = pincushions, bathroom organiser, dressing table organiser
Butterknife = letter opener
Perfume Bottles = spice holder, liqueur container
Hollow knife handle = DIY bud vase; attach rubber sucker
Snuff box = a tooth box for the fairy, emergency sewing kit, pill box
Picture frame = mirror or, mirror = picture frame
Most of these ideas were taken from the internet with a couple of ideas of mine thrown in for good measure. Basically any container once delegated to a specific use can be used again in a different way. If you're fortunate enough to be a bit crafty something can be deconstructed and be given a whole new purpose in life.
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