I just read through the entire thread. This is such a great idea! I can't knit or crochet, but I love yarn....I have a stash of yarn, ribbon, floss, ect. And people who need presents. I am sooo doing this.
Dryer lint? Well, if you ever give paper making a try, add some of the lint to your shredded paper mix-maybe just a little to start with. After all, people add thread and leaves and everything else to the mix, it seems. Set it outside, maybe in a mesh onion bag or tucked in a bush, when it's spring-birds love it for nesting material. My kid's scout troop made fire starters with it. They filled the compartments of a cardboard egg carton with the lint, and poured wax over it, then cut apart the sections.
What can I do with an old computer? Not worth passing on. I've never dissected one before! I like circuit board, but don't own a dremel to cut it up. Any tips on taking it apart, and what to do with the various innards?
I have a diabetic in the family, and the Kroger grocery sells boxes of sugar free spice cider mix. Gave it a try, and he loves it! There's so much you can't indulge in when you're on insulin. A splash of orange juice is nice in any hot cider recipe. I've been know to add chocolate syrup to my coffee, or a spoon of instant coffee to my hot cocoa. Sometimes you need chocolate and caffine! Or a splash of Kaluha in good coffee? Mmm...
I'm working on the last one! Okay, I still have to figure out how to hang number four...details! It's funny, the one craft supply I bought for this swap was a block of poly clay. It's still unopened-the muse just didn't strike. Maybe I can play with it next time! And I had a brilliant idea for kind of assembly line ornaments, using the same item for a base, but personalizing them? They were way more trouble than I thought, and I only ended up making two in that style. Funny, the very idea I thought would be easy, too. Still, all in all I'm happy with how the five have turned out/are turning out.