Creative Ways Of How To Repurpose Old Colanders

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Colanders, also known as strainers can become useless after some time, but this doesn’t have to mean that you have to throw them away. They are perfect for creative repurposing and once you finish reading this article, we bet that you will get inspired of what to with that old colander. This is because, you are about to find some super creative ways of how to repurpose old colanders in your home and outdoor space decor.

Colanders can be found in so many versatile styles, sizes and shapes. Some of them can be stainless steal, others can be found in some vibrant colors etc. They can be easily spray painted or decorated with some interesting pattern to look more eye-catching. Old colanders can be part of versatile DIY projects and the following ideas are just some of the many possible. Check them out and let us know which one of them did you like the best. Enjoy!

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Creative Ways Of How To Repurpose Old Colanders

Colanders can be perfect storage solutions for versatile items. For instance, you can store some yarn in them. Also, they can be part of your table centerpiece, serving as decorative bowls.

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An old colander can be also used to make some slush-free ice bucket. Simply, place the ice in a colander that is set over a large bowl. The holes will allow the melted ice to drip away, and you won’t have to deal with any ice water mess.

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Another cool way to repurpose a colander is to make a clock out of it. Just get a clock mechanism and attach it into one of the holes of the colander. Sounds pretty unique, right?

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A colander can be also used to practice fine motor skills. Just get some straws and show your kids how to shove them into the holes of the colander. You will make them sit still and concentrated for a while.

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Colanders As Light Fixtures

Colanders can be also turned into versatile lighting fixtures. Take a single one to create a pendant lamp for your kitchen, or maybe several of them to make some cool chandelier. You can even attach some light bulbs to a wall and cover them with colanders and thus create a beautiful wall art.

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Use Colanders As Planters

The old colanders can be also turned into planters for versatile plants. Paint them in some eye-catching color, add some gravel on the bottom and then put some soil on the top of it. And of course add the succulents in the end.

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You can also add some string or rope to the handles of the colander and thus make some hanging planters. Hang them on some wall in your home, somewhere on the balcony or on some tree in your backyard.

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Colanders As Wind Chimes

Colanders can be also used to create some cool wind chimes. Use it as the base and get some silverware or anything else you like for the chimes. Here are several such ideas of colander wind chimes.

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So, now that you are familiar with the many possible ways of how to repurpose old colanders, which one of them you will try to copy too? Tell us in the comments and also let us know if you have any other idea of how to repurpose old colanders. And of course, don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Top Dreamer to find many other creative ideas of how to give new life to old objects.