Apothecary jars--Need a cheap decorating idea for the holiday season? How about filling some apothecary jars with some seasonal favorites like candy canes and gift bows? I need a set of these so I can change out the fillers with each season!
Like shipping pallets, wooden cable spools are another item that is usually found for free on Craigslist. Since cable spools are limited by their shape there are fewer repurposing options, but they make a great coffee table bookcase.