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51  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: pink plastic chopsticks - craft ideas? on: July 05, 2010 05:44:52 PM
Check out this link to a fun alteration for your chopsticks- you use the spring from a clothespin to connect two chopsticks together, making them easier to use for those of us are all thumbs.

http://www.atelier-v.ch/umdenken/sites/21.html
52  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Poll for RRR Challenge 1 on: June 19, 2010 01:31:16 PM
I just borrowed CraftCycle (by Heidi Boyd) from the library and I don't want to give it back.  It has a nice variety of projects from quick-to-make to more elaborate, time consuming stuff.
53  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Wheel stuff and Giraffe Cup on: June 19, 2010 01:22:29 PM
LOVE that giraffe cup!  And if you use a straw, no problem with the horns in your eyes.
54  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Toothbrush bracelets on: June 05, 2010 08:41:01 PM
I love these.  I tried them long ago but had a hard time bending the toothbrushes into an appealing shape so the bracelets looked a bit strange on my wrist, but still cute.  You could use the little covers that came with the toothbrushes to make matching earrings.
55  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Jewelry out of Monster cans!! on: June 05, 2010 08:14:03 PM
Neat!  Please let us know how you did this.  How did you cut the cans?  How do you avoid sharp edges?  When you coiled the strips to form beads, did they stay coiled or did you need some sort of adhesive?  I was just looking at some little catfood cans made out of a very appealing green aluminum and thinking I wanted to use it for something crafty, and your project seems like one I'd like to try (although I am somewhat afraid of cutting up metal).
56  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Twofold re: size markers on: June 02, 2010 06:27:12 AM
You could also use plastic milk jugs to make your markers, using one of the dividers you already have as a pattern.  You can cut the plastic with regular scissors.  You might want to cut just one to begin with, to see if it sits right on your clothes rack.  I think the manufactured dividers are weighted on the bottom so they'll stay upright.  If the one you make doesn't stay upright, you can try another shape such as a donut (with a slit to slip it over the rod) and write your labels around the outside edge.  You could use permanent markers to write on them.  Generally you can use rubbing alcohol to remove ink from plastic so maybe you could even "erase" them and reuse if you need to change your labels.  Or, if you don't want to write on them, you could print out labels to stick on.  Then you could use clip art pictures of pants, shirts, etc.

Someone else suggested earlier that you try plastic lids.  This would work nicely to make the donut-shaped dividers.  Just cut from the edge to the center, then cut a circle from the center a bit larger than the size of the hanging rod.  Write your labels around the outer edge.  I buy nuts in cans which have solid color lids with no writing on them.  This type of lid would work well because you could write on both sides.
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