10 Alternate Uses for School Supplies (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Sep 2, 2014 Home & Garden

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Are you among the many moms who feel that their back-to-school shopping bills rival the cost of a college semester? As if that weren't bothersome enough, what do you do with all those extra supplies that invariably end up where they shouldn't, like tucked behind the couch cushions or under your dining room table? 

Well, the days of dumping your cast-offs in a basement closet are over! Just because they're meant for school doesn't mean we can't put on our thinking caps and make the most out of those superfluous supplies. 

The following are some creative ways to repurpose your surplus!

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