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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Pantyhose/Tights/Nylons on: September 06, 2009 11:42:20 AM
I'm a big sock/stockings junkie and was really upset when my hot pink thigh highs got runs in them shortly after getting them. So instead of a Sock Monkey, I made a Sock Kitty! Never did get to finish it before we had a huge flood and I lost it, but it was really cute and I did get a picture:
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My momma told me, to always come prepared (adult content) on: March 08, 2007 04:35:00 PM
But can you still use the condoms or do they all go to waste?
3  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Northwest / Re: anyone in western PA?... on: August 27, 2006 05:25:14 PM
I live right near the Allegheny/Beaver County border about a half hour drive North of Pittsburgh. Used to live in Erie for 7 months as well.
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: i know this is wacky, but old car air refresheners? on: August 27, 2006 04:14:24 PM
I'm not sure if this would work, but I was thinking maybe you can spray them with purfume so they smell nice again and hang them on hangers in your closet or put them in drawers to make your clothes smell nice.

They could probably easily make one of those beaded curtain things too since they already have strings that could be strung together.

This makes me want to do something with them too, since I have some of those cute ones that Hot Topic sells that my friend got for me when I got my old car and they're too cute to throw away so I'll have to come up with SOMETHING to do wtih them.
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Baby tube sock on: August 27, 2006 03:54:59 PM
It would probably make a great little bag or protective case for an I-Pod or Cellphone or small Digital Camera. Or a change purse or something like that.
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Stripey Footless Tights on: August 27, 2006 03:47:18 PM
I often make little bags out of my old nylon thigh highs that get runs in them. Just add a drawstring around the top to close.

Also once I made a "Sock Kitty" which was pretty awesome. Never did get to finish it with ears and such because I lost it in the flood but I did thankfully get some pictures of it before then. I used the instructions for making a sock monkey somewhere online, didn't save the link but I found it with a quick google search in the first place so you should be able to find a good one easily.

7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with old floppy disc? on: August 27, 2006 03:36:36 PM
I was gonna say they make awesome notebooks but you already mentioned that. (http://www.acornstudios.ca/ is where I got one from)

But I was thinking, you could put them together to make photo cubes, like make a box out of 5 discs and then put a picture in the 6th spot, or possibly make the cube out of 6 discs and then put pictures on each of them. Then the photo cubes could be used as a paper weight or displayed on a shelf or table as a conversation piece. They'd probably make nice gifts for friends too. Or if you put some kind of hinge on them they could make nice boxes that could hold small things or as a gift box for a small present.
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Bottle Caps / Snapple Caps / Etc. on: August 27, 2006 02:42:52 PM
i'm not sure if this has been said but what about game board pieces? i'm sure if i looked at my games i'm missing half my checker pieces a few SORRY markers etc.
if you have a bunch that are the same color you could use them for checkers? dno.

I was gonna suggest something like this as it was an idea I came up with for a Christmas present last year and never got around to doing.

I have TONS of beer caps (worked at a bar for over a year and had people saving them for me and such) and for a Christmas present I wanted to fill the backs of them up with something and make a nice checkerboard with logos of the beers (possibly a collage out of the beer labels although I was never able to get too many off nicely to use) and then make the pieces in sets of the beers the people like (like one full set of Coors Light, one full set of Miller Light.... etc) so that each person has their own set of pieces to play with.

Well I was making some beer cap magnets today and thought that might be a fun thing to do with magnets. Like to make a checker game for on the fridge (or magnetic marker boards like I have). Also good for playing Connect 4 or tic tac toe on a magnetic surface!


I've come up with a cool idea, but I'm not sure just how to make it work yet.  I'd love some tips.  I have a small hanging shelf, and a ton of bottle caps.  I was thinking of gluing these onto the shelf, either completely covering the sides and backs (most likely keeping the shelves themselves clear to make sure they are flat)  or doing a design or pattern.  But what would be the best way to affix them?  I want the logo side up, at least for most of them.  (I may do the reverse with the buds and coronas, lol).  I think I'll try to fill them with hot glue and see if that works, but I doubt it.  Would modge podge be strong enough?  Would any other glue be strong enough, considering it would just be the edges glued down?  I know that super glue doesn't work already.  Would I have to tack them in, or use resin?  Any tips would be appreciated!

I wanted to do a table also, or possibly bar stools with caps on the part that you sit on or at least around the circle top section (like on the outside) and I was thinking if you (or your dad/husband...) have one of those wood drills that do the circles, you could drill a circle either a little smaller than the cap so that it's a wooded section that the cap could be glued on (like the cap inside surface would be completely filled by the wood area) or you could just make a circle indent, like a small ring, that would be filled with glue and the edges of the cap would go into it. I'd think those things would help them stay on better. Or also I was considering just nailing right through the cap instead of using glue at all. I haven't gotten around to actually doing any of this so I don't know how well it works but those were the ideas I had.
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The Burger King on: October 04, 2005 06:17:45 PM
This looks to be the best site I could find: http://www.tvacres.com/admascots_burger_king.htm

And there's a link to the commercial where he's in bed with the guy on this site: http://slate.msn.com/id/2107697/

In this one the King walks in eventually to tell Darth Vader what he thinks it is: http://www.sithsense.com/flash.htm
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Finished Project: Bottle Cap Mosaic on: July 06, 2004 08:10:32 AM
where did u get all the bottle caps from? Huh  ive been collecting them for like a year and have like 30-40!!

I've collected at least a couple hundred by going to different bars and asking them to save them for me. They've all been more than willing to do it since they just throw them out anyways. My mom and I worked at a bar so when I was working I would always open them by hand so they don't get messed up, but you can still use some of the messed up ones as long as they came off pretty nice. I use mine to make bottlecap belts.

And as for the mosaic, I think it was a really sweet idea and came out beautiful. I'd love to do something like that.
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