Sharing Repurposing Skills with High School Students

Today I had the honor of passing along the fine art of repurposing to a group of local High School students. 

An amazing week of classes called Beyond Boundaries teaches these high school students how to be creative in every sense of the word. 

The students in the Flea Market Flip class were asked to find an item to repurpose. The requirements were to take step-by-step photos of their project for a video or blog post and then enter to win best before/after project. 

As a teacher of 4 year olds I can tell you that standing up in front of a room full of teenagers was a little intimidating at first but they quickly made me feel welcome and comfortable. 

I began my demonstration by telling them a little bit about Homeroad and how I got started with my passion for repurposing. 

We watched my episode of Flea Market Flip which is always a lot of fun. The students cheered for my team to the very end!

I showed the students a few small projects I brought with me and let them ask questions.  After seeing different project possibilities, they were truly excited to get started on their own projects. 

The students had great questions and suggestions as their teacher, Mrs. Holcombe and I helped them figure out the pest approach to repurposing their treasures.

This was an amazing idea for a hands-on class. These students are getting real life experience as they learn to do  something that will benefit themselves and our Earth. 

The practical experience of thinking outside of the box is something I was so happy to see happening all over this classroom! 

The students have a few more days to work on their projects
and tutorials before I go back to see their final
projects. I can't wait to see their work and I'm so 
thankful they asked me to stop by! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. That is so great! I had to go back and watch your epside of FMF - which is hands down my favorite show! I can't wait to see what the students came up with. What a smart teaching idea.

  2. Haha! My episode is on every other week it seems. I can't wait to see what they made either... I will repost with their finished projects! Thanks!

  3. What a wonderful idea to do with and for the students. They are so lucky. I think it's a great idea that students are learning DIY's even before finishing school. I wish I had such opperitunities. Thanks fr sharing.

  4. It was such a great opportunity and I'm so thankful I did it!

  5. What a great class. Kudos to that school! More high schools should do this. Thanks for sharing this experience with us.


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