10 Uses for Window Screens
Don't throw away those old window screens just yet. Here are 10 "a-ha!" ways to reuse them
Stop hungry birds from devouring the seeds you planted in a bare spot of lawn by covering it with a patch of screen. Tack it in place with a few long nails; remove them once the blades sprout.
Wad up some screen scraps and tuck them into a utility sink's drain to keep debris from slipping through.
Staple mesh to a wood frame to make a platform for drying fresh sprigs. Place the frame wood-side down so air flows beneath the mesh.
Think like an insect, then stuff strips of screen into narrow crevices in your home—like those around pipe entries under sinks—to foil pests.
Bundle a half pound of compost in a 1-foot square of mesh, and cinch with twine to make a tea bag. Soak the bag in a 5-gallon bucket of water for a week or so, stirring daily. Fertilize a veggie patch with the brew.
Cover a plain household sponge with a piece of screen, and tie with string at both ends to prep it for heavy scrubbing jobs.
Pour paint through a piece of screening to filter out debris from an otherwise still-good batch.