After 8 years of sitting on my counter, this wedding reception spice rack gift was ready for the trash or a new purpose. I considered pitching it when inspiration struck. Those small, glittery, accessories that I can never find when I need them and are forever ending up on the bottom of my art cabinet? They are now neatly displayed in irresistible glass spice jars. Buttons, sequins, pompoms, even small pine cones now have a new home.

What happens when you put such a tempting display at a child’s workspace? Wonderful creations and a terrible mess! At least it wasn’t as bad as the time I left a preschooler and second grader alone with a bottle of red glitter. DO NOT DO THAT. EVER. Trust me.