The Tower-O-Condiments

Here’s another example of repurposing items. Last year, for one of our picnics, I created what we then dubbed “The Tower of Condiments”. I had picked up a sleeve of old metal jello molds at a yard sale. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for, but really loved them. I had borrowed my mom’s cupcake tower for a previous gathering at my house and happened to walk by it one day and the idea switch turned on. I ran to the kitchen, retrieved the jello molds and crossed my fingers that they fit. Sure enough…the image in my mind was getting clearer.

Our picnics usually result in at least 50 to 75 people, so we concentrate on crockpot and/or sandwich type foods to serve. I decided that a variety of condiments would liven up the hot dogs, sausage and pulled chicken sammies that graced our table.

I poured over recipes for unique condiments (Thank you Rachael Ray!) and it took off from there. The Tower-O-Condiments was the centerpiece of the picnic table and loved by all. We made little name tags out of toothpicks and scrapbook paper so everyone knew what they were eating. I have to apologize for the lame photo, but I had to crop it from another pic. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I didn’t photograph the Tower-O-Condiments in all of its glory. I hope you get the idea though. Almost anything can be used for something else. Open your mind and let the ideas flow. Happy Repurposing!

 

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About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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2 Responses to The Tower-O-Condiments

  1. lisa white says:

    I love it!!! and where do we find all these good yard sales??? i really cannot wait to go…

    • Trevorton Roads community is wonderful for sure. We just scour them every Saturday wherever they’re listed in the paper. Sometimes we get great stuff, other times, just a nice Saturday morning out. 🙂

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