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651  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tips for keeping ants out of pet food bowls? on: July 17, 2006 12:48:16 PM
If you go with the bowl in a bowl idea, put a little bit of dish soap in the water to break the surface tension. otherwise the ants will walk right accross it!

I am a HUGE fan of Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil. (Original scent. I know many people don't like the smell, but it's SO much better than bug spray!) when I had cats and ants, I would put a little ring of it around the bottom of the bowl, and the ants would stay away. I also used to soak a cotton ball with it and place it where the ants came in. Then they wouldn't come in. Sure, I had cotton balls all over, but that was better than ants! and non toxic too! And very affordable! hooray! After awhile, I didn't have ants anymore. previously? my apartment was absolutely infested.
652  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Coffee Tins, Glass Jars, Plastic Containers on: July 13, 2006 02:13:40 PM
I have a way cool jar that came out of my great grandparent's house. I've had it for years, but I couldn't bear to get rid of it so it floated around for awhile.

Then I moved into an apartment with a (inside) door that wouldn't stay open.

I wandered around a bit and inspiration hit!!

I dumped in my marbles, sealed it up, and voila! instant door stop! It looks very vintage 1930's (the jar is, the marbles not) and now I never lose my marbles.
653  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old CDs / AOL CDs / AOL CD Cases on: July 13, 2006 11:16:52 AM
Okay, this isn't that creative.  But it's a good idea to take an unwanted CD or two on camping or hiking trips to use as a signal mirror if you get lost or injured.  They are better than mirrors because they are lighter and break less easily.  I don't know if you can starta  fire with one, though...For more on how to use a signal mirror, go to:

http://www.aircav.com/survival/asch19/asch19p03.html


Plus, a signal mirror should have a hole in it anyway so you can see the plane and direct yor signals accordingly! What a fantastic idea!!
654  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Community Soap on: July 13, 2006 09:36:10 AM
OH! I thought so too! Eew! I like the reality so much better!
655  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: rag bag fashion on: July 11, 2006 02:56:52 PM
maybe that's like a Nifty Knitter or a Knitting Dolly in the states?
656  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Ultimate Craft Kit! need ideas! on: July 10, 2006 02:58:31 PM
I might be too late but, maybe all the goodies for ONE craft type so you don't overwealm her????Or a good book on different crafts and a gift card to a local crafty store? That way she could choose what she wants to do and buy all the stuff to do it. A little bit of everything might be too much...Especially for someone who doesn't think sh'es crafty.
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