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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / First Time Diaper Cake on: May 26, 2013 06:24:25 PM
I had a baby shower to go to for a co-worker so I thought that it would be fun to try a diaper cake.
The person throwing the shower suggested getting more people in on it because they can get expensive.
She was right!! Baby stuff ain't cheap and diapers can add up. I have no kids and had no clue the cost! So there's one tip there, budget at least $50 for a jazzy, sizable cake.

This is the rough finished project.

I started with the swirl base, really gave me a big bottom to start on.
I used a cut up cereal box as a guide to work out the diapers in.
Then make sure you have some really big elastics to fit. I had to tie mine together.

This is half-way done.
You can't see it but in the middle is a cardboard tube to tie things around.
I started using the roll method to make the others layers.
The ribbon hides the elastic and add the extras and you have a diaper cake.
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Metal cups or items similar like bells on: May 02, 2010 07:35:04 PM
Hi

I'm interesting in making a rain chain and don't want to learn how to solder so want to find metal cups that I could fashion together. Ideas where to find metal cups or something like that; bells, small metal bowls, metal disks I could hammer into a shape.

Any other ideas are good too! Thanks   
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 48 ENTRIES / I'm a NUT! on: March 01, 2010 04:09:15 PM
...and everybody steps on me.

Here is my first challenge entry.


Using the air drying clay I made acorns and a peanut. After the clay dried I painted them with acrylic paint and stuck in a wire and sprayed with a clear paint to seal it all.

I had a great time making these little charms. Thanks!

4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / tiny pinecones - LOTS on: May 19, 2009 11:30:44 AM
They aren't quite an issue because they will fill a land fill but I have so many falling from the pine trees that I just wanted to do something fun with them but I wanted some ideas.
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old tires on: May 08, 2009 06:58:41 PM
Got any ideas on what to do with car tires? These are tricky. Thanks
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old ceiling light fixture on: May 07, 2009 11:09:55 AM
It's square with wooden slots dividing it up so it looks like a tic-tac-toe board with a glass cover underneath. It's oh so retro and only cost me a buck (I'm sure they would have dumped it if no one at the auction bought it).
Any thoughts?

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Stary night window on: May 06, 2009 07:13:07 PM
This is a combination of a bamboo blind, tracing paper, white lights, and lots of glue, tape and staples.  Important to note that the lights should NOT be close to the paper.

We (I can't take all the credit) had a sunk in window looking into a garage in our kitchen so we wanted to make it into something that would add light. The sunk in window is important because the lights could be far away from the paper and bamboo.

 
Sorry, only took on picture.

First, we placed the lights on the window. Then we glued the tracing paper on the bamboo blinds to soften the lights. Lastly, we stapled the blind to the wall.

If I were to do this again I would use more lights because I think I can see the line. I welcome all comments and critiques. This was my first home craft (I did it about a year ago).
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