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2121  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: eco-craftalong on: February 05, 2008 02:17:14 PM
No,not a screw top lid.It's just a regular round can of salted nuts.Took off the plastic lid and saved it.The top of the can has a metal rim,even a cardboard can of Planters will have a metal rim on top.I sawed through the can below the rim with an old kitchen knife.Doesn't have to be perfect-a little cardboard will remain,but it will be hidden.I tried a can opener.On one can it worked fine,on the next it dented the rim.Lay your paper and plastic in the plastic lid,use just a little glue behind your paper.Then use the metal rim on top of that,just a little glue behind the rim if you want.You don't want it to seep out onto your paper,and the rim fits the lid perfectly.Then I glued the braided handle from an old gift bag around the metal rim.You can unknot the handle at the ends for more lenght,you'll just have to hold that portion down for a little until the glue sets.Most handle pieces are long enough you can cut off the knotted end,but it will work.I think I used tacky glue for that.I used fabric tac to hold on the earring,but rubber cement,hot glue,or e6000 should work as well.And glued on flat magnet,of course.
Although I think a screw top lid would work.too-just haven't tried it yet.I suppose you could use resin,but I don't own any,I'm too broke to invest in some,and I have some stiff clear plastic I've saved from various packaging.I'd love to see others versions of this.
Thanks for the kind words.
2122  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: recycled Miss Alanius Muse on: February 05, 2008 02:01:29 PM
Thanks! You can't really see it well,but the starry eyed one has a heart shaped bead for her mouth.
2123  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / recycled Miss Alanius Muse on: February 05, 2008 05:23:46 AM
I made a muse for the poetry swap a while back,and my daughter asked me to make her one for christmas.She decided she wanted a muse of miscellaneous thing,like the children's book Miss Alanius.
She started off as a jones soda bottle,shaped with tinfoil,covered with tissue and glue,sparkly tissue for the top layer.Scrape cotton for her head,stuffed with cotton balls(i'm out of batting),stiffened with white glue,a pencil inside to hold her head up proudly,and her body full of beans for a little weight.Beads and earrings and a yarn remnant for hair and features-her ivy clasp for the cloak is an old dangly earring.The cloak is scrape velveteen,trimmed with white bias tape in lieu of ermine,and covered with miscellaneous objects as per my daughter's request.
her front-I have to lay things on the scanner,so they're  not great pics

her back-

the one I made for the poetry swap


The poetry one is glued to the top of a tin I painted blue.I like the miscellaneous one better.Thanks for looking!
2124  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: eco-craftalong-recycled manga magnet on: February 05, 2008 05:08:34 AM
I've made a couple of these magnets.You take the rim off the top of a can of nuts-sometimes a can opener works,sometimes I just take a knife to the cardboard below the rim.The layers are-the plastic lid,fancy gift wrap,cut out picture of Inuyasha from an ad,clear plastic saved from packaging,then the metal rim.The braided cord is a handle from a gift bag.I glued an odd earring from my broken jewelry stash at the join,and an advertising magnet on the back.
2125  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES / Re: MASH Project Bag on: February 04, 2008 06:35:56 PM
And pearls-Klinger wouldn't forget those.I like using the sleeves as pockets.Nice bag!
2126  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES / Re: RAINBOWTASTIC TASK MONITOR!! on: February 04, 2008 06:31:25 PM
Well,you inspired me.I haven't made a list holder yet.But I dug out the bullitain board I thrifted last year and hung it up,unearthed the pretty pushpins I bought way back to make pins with(hee,I'm using them for their original purpose after all)and used rubber cement to glue little plastic clips around the edge.I have some facing up,some down-more room for notes,ect.Added my calendar.Voila! I kept putting off hanging the board,because I was going to decoupage it "someday".I still may,but there was no reason I couldn't use it in the meantime.Total cost-2 dollars,tops.
See what you started? Cheesy
Thanks for the inspiration!
2127  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES / Re: RAINBOWTASTIC TASK MONITOR!! on: February 04, 2008 02:59:07 PM
I like this idea! I make lists constantly,and many days that's as far as I get. I've got an old canvas I can use.I could make one,and also remind DD and DH to check it also-it'd help all of us. I think I'm going to use your idea,thanks!
2128  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES / Re: Resolution: Organize the Stash on: February 04, 2008 02:53:28 PM
The dresser is beautiful!I love the blue,and I never would have thought of using dye to let the wood grain show.Gorgeous job.And you're reminding me I really need to make a needle holder for my daughter.
I really like this idea.I'd love to get an old dresser for my craft supplies.I have some in boxes and shelves in 2 closets,some boxes in the junk room,some just in tote bags....I'm going to have to do some serious cleaning and rearanging first,all over the house.But once I do,I'm going to keep my eyes open for a dresser to revamp.
2129  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recycle/Make Your Own Paper (with Tutorial and Insane Amount of Pics) on: February 04, 2008 02:13:25 PM
My dryer lint is full of cat hair,or I'd use it.Bummer.I remember reading on here somewhere about adding a spoonfull of cornstarch to your paper mix,but I don't remember why-does anybody know?
2130  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Steampunk swap goodies on: February 04, 2008 01:59:18 PM
Cool! I like them.
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