Q: What does do you get when you fill a couple of Ikea vases with a bag of rice?
I needed a cheap way to organize my makeup brushes and this did the trick. I got the vases this afternoon for $2.49 each and the bag of rice for $1.79. The cost of this entire project was under $8, and that includes tax. Can’t beat that!
As I was walking through the grocery store, I noticed quite a few food items you could use in place of rice. Here are a few that I came across that would work just as well as rice:
- dried beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, etc.)
- popcorn kernels
- red or green lentils
- coffee beans
- orzo or a small pasta like elbow macaroni (pasta is dirt cheap when it goes on sale!)
- flax seeds, sesame seeds, or poppy seeds (my grocery store sells these inexpensively in bulk)
Now, if only I could find a comparable way to organize my jewelry!