5 Things you can do with Spaghetti, from decorating to cleaning:
- Make a Knife Block: Rid your utensil drawer of sharp blades. Cut dry spaghetti so it’s the same height as a straight-sided, wide-mouthed jar or container that’s taller than your longest blade. Loosely pack the pasta inside then slide the knives in point-side down.
- Draw a Line: Can’t find a ruler in your desk drawer? A piece of spaghetti can double as a straightedge in a pinch.
- Unclog a Shaker: Insert uncooked spaghetti through each plugged-up hole and swirl it around a few times to loosen stuck-on seasoning.
- Grab a Garnish: Pluck an olive, maraschino cherry or pearl onion from the bottom of the jar by piercing it with the end of a piece of spaghetti.
- Craft a Centerpiece: Top your dinner table with a wheat-like decoration. Bundle a few pounds of dry spaghetti together with a rubber band, fan out the top and bottom by twisting the ends clockwise, and then tie a thick ribbon around the center.
Resources: Woman’s Day Magazine