DIY: wine cork candles - Finish your wine and collect corks. Then soak them in a capped mason jar filled with acetone alcohol for a week. Light them up and enjoy making the easiest candle there ever could be.
To discourage insects such as weevils from setting up home in your grains and legumes, try this age-old trick: Drop a dried chile pepper or bay leaf into each jar. These colorful plants are nontoxic and have natural insect-repelling properties.