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1  Re: Turkey Made with Light Bulb in Thanksgiving by seleniebeanie on: November 04, 2013 05:25:13 PM
I know this is 2 years later, but I found this on Google images - Can't get the link to the pic - think it's been taken down.
hope this image at least helps....
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2  Re: A Green Idea Chain Game in What the heck can I do with THIS? by seleniebeanie on: September 19, 2013 08:27:52 PM
The CD envelopes I have, have a window in them. I think it would be cool to  hot glue them or thumbtack them all edge to edge on a piece of cardboard or cork-type bulletin board with the windows facing out. Then you can tuck fun pics into each pouch or if you're a real keener, cut out silhouettes using black paper and tuck them into each one and still mount them for a vignette effect.

Cheers! ...Don't forget to post what you ended up doing

What can I do with a sump pump hose?  
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3  Re: Telephone books in What the heck can I do with THIS? by seleniebeanie on: June 16, 2013 08:38:38 PM
rolled paper beads
rolled paper wreath

shred the yellow pages and use it to stuff gift bags
 or these folded book/magazine 3-dimensionals:

good luck & don't forget to post a pic of your completed item Smiley

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4  Re: A Green Idea Chain Game 2010 in What the heck can I do with THIS? by seleniebeanie on: June 16, 2013 07:52:30 PM
This thread has stalled a bit....

A: plastic cores from cash register rolls - I have OODLES of these!

The ends look cool like you could use them as stamped images, just dip them in paint or a stamp pad
if you're handy with a scroll saw or box cutter, you could slice them into little disks and use them to decorate things like
picture frames, various crafts
if you work with children, you can use them a big stringable "beads", just give them a shoelace to tie them together

If I come up with something else, I'll let ya know

Q:  What can I do with a bunch of plastic thread cones? They're about 5-6" tall and white
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5  Re: APPLE CHIPS! *with tute!* in Recipes and Cooking Tips by seleniebeanie on: June 02, 2013 06:25:51 PM
This is interesting - I've been making them for 15 years now and do them a bit differently.

some things I found:
Granny smith (green apples) are too tart, so you'd need more sugar
removing the peelings is better because they become little hard bits for kids to get caught in their throat
Removing the core also for the above reason
145 degrees Celsius for 12 hours makes them awesomely crunchy
I start to make them about 6pm, when they're done in the morning, they're ready for school lunches
If the apples are fresh, you can speedily remove the peelings & core using a hand-cranked apple peeler (they're like $10)

I cut the apple into quarters, remove the core with a paring knife, then the outer peeling.
After doing 12-15 apples (I choose large apples) I then take each quarter and cut them into smaller slivers-each one makes 4-5
and put them in a bowl after doing a bunch, I'll sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon & sugar mixed-1 part cinnamon to 3 parts sugar
over them, stirring them around gently with a spatula or big spoon, until they all have a bit on them. then I lay them on the trays in circular rows. each tray holds about 3-4 apples worth of chips - more if the apples are smaller

Oh! they stay crunchy longer if you keep them in a glass jar- I reuse spaghetti sauce jars (since they can't be recycled here)
My local food bank LOVES it when I send them some. I usually make 8 jars worth each time because I have 8 trays (I've killed a dehydrator & reused the trays)
Here's what they look like:

Trust me - they are tasty..and VERY addictive! Let me know how you made out  - peace!  Smiley
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6  Dream catcher from used glowsticks... in REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING by seleniebeanie on: May 20, 2013 09:54:29 AM
I had hundreds of these glowsticks after we had a youth group event. they didn't glow anymore, but they still were colourful. So I used crochet cotton and looked for a tutorial on how to make dream catchers. I made mine a little personal as I am a big romantic, so I'd like to dream accordingly. Wink

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7  MOTHER'S DAY YOYO FLOWER BOUQUET in Mother's Day by seleniebeanie on: April 01, 2013 02:18:23 PM
This is a good way to use up lots of scraps of fabric, some skewers, and an old jar

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8  VALENTINE'S DAY CANDY BOUQUET in Valentine's Day by seleniebeanie on: April 01, 2013 02:11:43 PM
I made several of these for giving and donated a few to a benefit auction

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9  Bubble Wrap Calendar in Completed Projects by seleniebeanie on: January 01, 2013 04:56:27 PM
My co-worker is always snagging the bubble wrap at work and popping it. So for Christmas, I made her a simple bubble wrap calendar. She loves it and on Mondays, she gets to pop 3! This pic doesn't do it justice. At the top, are the Initials: JFMAMJJASOND.
Each bubble has a round sticker with the day #. The bubble wrap is taped used 2-sided tape to a piece of cardboard with a hanging loop:

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10  Juice Can Lid Christmas Card Ornament in Winter Holidays by seleniebeanie on: January 01, 2013 03:37:32 PM
As a hobby, I log, spend & track where my paper currency travels on a website called "whereswilly.com". Each year, a bunch of us exchange Christmas cards. I made these, unfortunately, they were a little too thick to send as lettermail and it was going to be too costly to send these as parcels since they were only 3". So I deconstructed them and made something thinner. One side is hinged and inside is a personal note wishing the recipient Christmas blessings.

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