I do my best to reuse, re-purpose, and make from scratch, but there’s only so much you can do with an old iPhone.
Bowerman’s lived one mile east of us on the farm just to the north of Kunkel Lake. When I started in first grade Galen and Bruce were in the seventh and eighth grade. They drove an old Model T Ford the 3 1/2 miles to school and would pick up Melvin and I. One day when it was real cold they had an old imitation fur coat covering the radiator to keep it from freezing.
Mama saw it for the value of making me a nice new coat for school so she traded an old quilt for it. She made a nice hooded jacket from it for me and then bought brown wool snow pants to go with it. The tan coat & brown pants made a nice looking outfit.
That was one of her many ways of “making something from nothing” that got us through the depression years.