$10 Kmart kids toy totally transformed by 'clever' hack

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A Kmart fan has shared a hack that turns a $10 toy into a jewellery stand, with other shoppers agreeing the idea was 'very clever'.

Taking to Facebook, the user shared a photo of the Wooden Abacus toy which she purchased for $10 and then transformed by taking the beads off to create a stylish earring stand.

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A Facebook user has shared how she completely transformed a Kmart toy into something so much more chic. Photo: Facebook

"I converted the $10 Wooden Abacus into an earring stand," she wrote. "The beads were used as wheels for cardboard pull along toys."

She added, "Please note: You will need to remove the screw on the top right and two on the bottom right to remove all rods."

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In another photo, she showed how the removal of the beads created a clean wooden stand.

"What a great idea!" one user wrote.

"How clever!!" another agreed.

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She showed how the removal of the beads created a clean wooden stand. Photo: Facebook

"This is an awesome idea," someone else wrote.

"OMG best idea," a fourth said.

Others tagged their friends to share the idea with one user writing, "There's an idea for you!"

"You need this for all your earrings," another said to her friend.

One user also suggested another use for the colourful beads, "And use the beads on a piece of string and new jewels also."

TikToker's DIY bedside table hack

A TikToker turned a $29 ottoman into a chic bedside table. Photo: TikTok/@s.imonette
A TikToker turned a $29 ottoman into a chic bedside table. Photo: TikTok/@s.imonette

It comes after a woman on TikTok recently shared her DIY bedside table hack, repurposing the $29 ribbed storage ottoman from Kmart by cutting off the cushion to reveal a wooden piece underneath.

She then painted the ottoman cream, as it's normally either pink or grey and styled it with candles and coffee table books for a chic new look.

The video currently has over half a million views, with many followers praising the unique idea.

“This is actually the best DIY I’ve seen on this app,” one person commented.

“Omg and it has storage in it! This is SMART,” another added.

A third wrote: “I was wanting this exact thing and could only find it for $80+, thank god for you!”

In the comments, Simonette also clarified that she painted directly onto the ottoman with a two-in-one paint that includes primer.

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