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81  Tattooed Cocktail Napkins for Hot Mammas Everywhere in Mother's Day by stevenjames on: April 28, 2004 11:15:28 PM
I created this "MOM" tattoo and the following project for Mother's Day.  It's such a traditional and fun tattoo - great for Mother's Day projects.

http://macaroniandglitter.com/momtattoo.one.jpeg

I transferred it to cocktail napkins, using iron-on transfer paper.  I'm giving them to my sister-in-law...we love cocktails - so I know she'll love them.  



Here's a closer view, I think it looks like a real tattoo.

http://macaroniandglitter.com/closemomnap.jpg 

If you decide to use it as an iron-on, you can download this BACKWARD image to your desktop



Or get it here:
www.macaroniandglit ter.com/magmomtattoo.jpg

I'd follow the manufacturer directions for the iron-on paper you use, but here's my long list of directions for iron-on projects:
www.macaroniandglit ter.com/irononfour.html

TIP: When cutting the image from the iron-on paper I find that cutting DIRECTLY along the edge of the image creates a more finished look.  

There are a ton of other uses for the "tattoo" - so everyone feel free to use it!  I can't wait to see what others create.  
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82  Re:pendant lamp re-vamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by stevenjames on: April 24, 2004 08:39:13 AM
sorry that it took so long, but I can't even write a grocery list without throwing in a little bit of design...

I'm sure that I must have left something out, so let me know if you are having any troubles!

I love the way you layout your instructions!!!  
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83  Games People Played - Scrabble Bulletin Board in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by stevenjames on: April 20, 2004 08:39:54 PM
As part of my Games People Played series I've created Scrabble Tile Push Pins and Gameboard Bulletin Boards from discarded games.  Most gameboards are made of a pressed cardboard and are ideal to use as a bulletin board - so get out there and experiment!

Don't have a Scrabble board?  Scout out your neighborhood thrift store.  

Drilling holes into the corners of the board will make it easier to nail to the wall.  Drill holes slightly smaller than the nails you will use:



With a piece of sandpaper, scuff up the back of each tile and epoxy metal thumbtacks to the back:
 


This is what they should look like when you're done, be sure the tack is "embedded" into the epoxy:



When the epoxy has cured (overnight) nail your board to the wall and tack away:



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84  Home decor - To Go... in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by stevenjames on: April 19, 2004 07:00:01 PM
Ive turned take-out packaging "leftovers" into easy home dcor.  These projects are perhaps more satisfying than the fleeting indulgence of the food they once held.  Here are some of my post-drive-thru projects:

Chop Stick Photo and Note Holders - prepare Plaster of Paris and pour into small condiment containers, before plaster dries, insert clean, unseparated pair of chop sticks and allow to dry.  Slide photos and cards between sticks.  

 
Left over mooshoo or a Chinese To-Go Paper Weight?   Fill a "to go" carton with Plaster of Paris and allow to dry.  Don't close the carton - condensation will form and rot the box...close the box after the plaster has cured (overnight)


Salad Bowl Stepping Stones Mold - fill plastic salad bowl containers with wet cement and allow to dry.  Pop 'em out of the mold and place in the garden.  

Cup Holder Clock - simply insert clock mechanism  through the back of a 4-cup cup holder.

Pizza Box Night Stand - this project takes a little more work.  You need to purchase several materials, including a "table leg" kit (it comes with the screws, legs and docking panels - larger hardware stores carry them).  You'll also need to have a hardware store cut you a square piece of wood and glass for the inside of the table.  Place the wood into the box and screw the legs, through the bottom of the box into the wood.  Once you've attached all of the legs, slide in the glass and close it up.


















  
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