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1  Retrofit Liquid Soap Dispenser in CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES by EmmyS on: April 07, 2014 04:38:52 AM


I like liquid soaps but the modern plastic containers always look out of place in our traditional bathroom. I'd had this idea drifting round my head for a while so when this challenge came up I thought I'd give it a shot. I used two containers, an empty jam jar and an old liquid soap dispenser, to make my project. There are a few tutorials online for this, but here's what I did.

- Drew a circle on the lid of the jar that would fit over the thread of the soap dispenser.
- Used a hammer and nail around the circle to perforate the hole in the lid (leaning on a cork coaster stopped any damage to my table).
- Spray painted the jar lid in silver and left to dry for 24 hours.
- Separated the pump lid of the soap dispenser from the base.
- Cut the neck portion of the soap dispenser off the base using a hack saw, then neatened the cut with scissors.
- Fed the neck portion through the hole in the jar lid and attached the pump lid firmly.
- Cut the feed straw of the pump lid with scissors to fit the new jar.
- Filled with liquid soap and placed in the bathroom.

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2  Star lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by EmmyS on: February 04, 2014 08:53:36 AM


I don't think it qualifies for this months comp, but I made this lamp on Sunday afternoon using some things I had around the house:
  • 2 A4 hard back envelopes
  • A piece of corrugated cardboard
  • A string of 40 LED lights
  • Tools: a pencil, scalpel, metal ruler, an awl and a glue gun.
If anyone wants a guided tour of what I did, just ask!

I was inspired by my husband who showed me this item - http://www.made.com/broadway-star-floor-lamp-black. My lamp is only about 40cm tall but it only cost about 4 (the price of the lights in the post Christmas sales). Much better value. Even better - When I see MY lamp I get a lovely warm glow of satisfaction having made it myself!

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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3  Love heart "stamp" for poster parcel in Valentine's Day by EmmyS on: February 01, 2013 08:41:51 AM


I am giving my husband a beautiful A3 poster print for Valentine's day. It came in a large white cardboard envelope which was protecting it perfectly, so I thought I should just redecorate the outside rather than rewrapping it.

I stuck a red heart over the address, ready to write his name on, and made this "stamp" for the top right corner.

The stamp uses 2 contrasting pieces of paper and is great if you want to re-use an old envelope as you can make it any size for covering up existing post marks.

Here's a few pics of the process.

I used pinking shears with a zig-zag edge to cut the smaller stamp shape, and then used a steel ruler and craft knife to cut the inside border.


Then I cut out a small heart of the inside piece of paper...


And then a futher hollow heart shape from the remaining paper.


I arranged them, stuck them down with a gluestick, and cut out a number 1 for the corner.

I stuck the "stamp" in the top corner of the envelope, and here's how it looks. I hope this might inspire someone else with a similar wrapping dilemma.

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4  Another first-timer entry - My Icelandic honeymoon momento in CHALLENGE 74 ENTRIES by EmmyS on: May 07, 2012 04:34:36 AM
Hello!
This is my first challenge, and I picked a bad one as it's already got some great entries that put mine to shame! Nevertheless I'm going to submit it and take my first baby-steps into this fine Craftster world!

This challenge appealed to me as when we were on honeymoon in Iceland last year I picked up some gorgeous matt black lava rocks from a local craft shop. I used most of them to make a bracelet/necklace but I had a few left over that I wanted to use. When we were there we also ate some of the best sushi I've ever tasted so I felt that making some paper sushi rolls would set me up for a fab little honeymoon momento necklace. Here's how it went...



I cut some strips of paper (with scissors - naturally!) and rolled them tight round a cocktail stick before glueing the ends with a gluestick.



I dug out my stones and picked a nice square one out.



I used some dark green nail polish that I'd had for ages to paint a nice seaweed "nori" around the paper sushi rolls.



I left the rolls to dry on cocktail sticks in a tub of Playdoh, and used a dark pink pen to draw a salmon coloured centre onto each one.



Ideally I'd use a fine silver chain for them, but instead I threaded them onto a piece of cotton to finish.



Here's the finished article as it'd look hanging round my neck...



Thanks for looking! If you have any tips or thoughts on how I can improve or how I can better present a challenge entry, please let me know - Cheers!
Emmy
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