Something that happens no matter who you are or what age you are is that tchotchkes start to accumulate. Whether it’s a little gift you got from a friend or parts of a costume from a few years ago, tchotchkes seem to stick around much longer than you anticipated. If you want to get rid of them, but don’t want to waste them by throwing them away, here are some fun ways to use them!
If you have kids or friends that have kids or that are teachers, make the tchotchkes into a prize box! If you don’t know anyone with kids or who works with kids, talk to your local elementary school and see if any teachers want them! Kids, especially young ones, love being able to get a prize if they’ve been behaving well, and it doesn’t really matter what it is as long as you present it to them as something special. That way you can get rid of the tchotchkes, but you can also make them meaningful for someone else!
If you’re crafty, why not turn your tchotchkes into a piece of art? You can make them into a 2-D or 3-D piece of art and turn them into something beautiful and new!