Want to repurpose or upcycle Mom's knitting caddy

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I just can't seem to let go of my mom's old knitting caddy. I do crochet and sew, but wonder if anyone has used these in any other way? I can recover it to better suit my style, but can you think of some way I could add to or make it even more useful? Thank you, Hometalkers.
q want to repurpose or upcycle mom s knitting caddy
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  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 14, 2017
    Put it your closet as a hamper for undies and special things... Because it belonged to your Mom... find a place to keep it useful and safe

    • C Crow C Crow on Dec 14, 2017
      Never would have thought of a special little hamper. Nice idea. Thank you so much!

  • Towels in the bathroom, dog toys, (I have a lot of dogs), throw storage, magazine rack, catchall for stairs, keep by bedside for books, tablet, kleenex. No matter what you do, just keep it!

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    • Oh that's great! You are most welcome. Yes, try different things till something feels right. I have a bunch of my parents and grandparents stuff. Some has absolutely no monetary value, it was just always "there" and I kept just as a happy reminder of days gone by.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 14, 2017
    I would keep it next to where I do most of my smaller crafts (in my case, in front of the TV), so that things are handy when I want to keep my hands busy (and not snack).

    • C Crow C Crow on Dec 14, 2017
      You sound like me--in front of TV trying not to snack.. Good idea. Thank you

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 14, 2017
    It's the perfect size and shape for a magazine rack. Or, maybe remove and frame the fabric. Include a little note with a cute saying like Mom was "sew" great. I hope this helps you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    • C Crow C Crow on Dec 14, 2017
      That's a neat idea I never would have thought of. Thank you so much!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 15, 2017
    Since this brings back memories - I'd leave it alone rather than recover or paint it. It could be used as a magazine rack or to hold rolled up towels in the bathroom...lots of things.

  • Sandy Sandy on Dec 17, 2017
    Put an artificial plant in it.

  • Barb Barb on Dec 24, 2017
    I would place it in the laundry room as a conversation piece and add a long picture over it of a laundry seen 📌🎄