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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / GLAM sequin picture frame on: November 22, 2003 06:06:58 PM
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This one could do itself. All I needed was an ugly floral frame to inspire it:
I took some red sequin ribbon (pictured below)

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and began hot gluing it down to cover the floral. Once i got to a corner, i would turn it, and round the corner. Its flexible and you can get a fishcale effect if you take your time.  once you reach the end, just glue it down securely (so the sequins stay on the ribbon) and cut off the excess. ta da! you're done.

here is what it looked like on the spool (this one is silver. its fairly easy to find, especially around the holiday season.

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12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bottle Cap Magnets on: November 22, 2003 05:57:43 PM
These are easy, but they take quite awhile. You will need several days. I made a lot more but have since given many away. Wink

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Here's the basic idea:

1.Take a standard bottle cap, bend the edges
 with needle nose pliers to get a flared effect
2. cut pictures to fit inside the bottle caps. (you may want to back them with white cardstock, i didn't...and some showed the back of the page.
3. use spray adhesive to secure them to the bottlecap (any kind of non-bubbling adhesive should work-rubber cement?)
4. coat with a thin layer of polyeurethane. allow to dry
5. continue to coat w/ polyeurethane until you reach the desired thickness. it will continue to be thick and shiny (that's where the yellowed color came from also)
6. i sprayed mine with a clear glaze (pictured) to make them even shinier
7. glue a strong magnet to the back and ta-da! easy presents.

like i said, they take awhile because of the drying, so if you're doing it for xmas, start NOW! Smiley

i even used one picture of my little brother, circa 1984. haha.

let me know if you need more instruction.
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Comic Book Storage shoe Box on: November 22, 2003 05:50:28 PM
The ingredients here were a shoebox, some comic books, and some mod podge. The intructions coulnd't be simpler: Cut out pictures to fit box, mod podge into place. cover w/ more 'podge. Smiley

enjoy:

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the full box


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i wish i'd finished the edges a little more, but you can't see this part when its closed.

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side view


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top open

I'm thinking i'll also line the inside with felt, as i'm using it to store jewelery. Wink
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Car Decal Flashy Mirror on: November 22, 2003 05:45:15 PM
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This decal was given to me by a friend who worked in  an auto body shop. However, I've since seen many others (in both tacky and non-tacky styles) at automotive stores any time i go in. You can probably also find them in most department stores. They come with really simple instructions (the hardest part is keeping it even-you only get one try.) They are designed for the window of a car.  

Since I don't have a car, I got crafty. I hot glued some flat backed rhinestone gems to the edge of a plain black mirror and stuck my (already adhesive) lady in the corner. sorry for the dirtiness, I should have cleaned it before taking pictures! Smiley
15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Milk Crates on: October 02, 2003 06:34:59 AM
ok, Everyone knows the obvious answer is to make bookshelves out of them, but i'm looking for something more impressive. I have so many that are currently being used for storage right now. Is there a way to spruce them up and keep their storage potential? I've considered covering them in fabric, but I'm afraid they will get dingy looking fast since they can't be washed.

any ideas?
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