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81  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tips for slipcovering milk crates? on: April 19, 2007 03:42:54 PM
If you made a simple slip cover.  I am thinking of something that just fits over the front side (the open part of the crate).  Then put some batting or foam in there.  Puff it up a little.

You could then take some buttons and attach them onto the slip cover through the holes in the milk crate. (milk crates that I am used to are open like a chain link fence)  You will end up with a fabric covered milk crate that looks like an upholstered puffy couch.

Plus the buttons hold the fabric in place.  Where the buttons will not be visible, you can just tack down with a bit of thread and a knot

It would look very trendy with contrasting retro buttons.  You could even make the buttons yourself out of fabric and some milk jug plastic.
82  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: UGLY Curtains on: April 19, 2007 03:34:42 PM
Find a contrasting fabric and cut interesting holes in it.  Shapes that interest you, be it skulls, unicorns, what have you.

If you have a sewing machine, or access to one, I would suggest doing a satin stitch to keep the edges from raveling.  Otherwise, you could use some tape or something like that on the reverse side.  If nobody sees it than what does it matter if you have tape on them?

Put them up over the other curtins with some big safety pins or something like that and you now have very cool layered curtains.
83  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Army bowl on: April 19, 2007 03:27:49 PM
Using the heat gun method, melting them patch by patch, I I bet you could make all sorts of shapes out of these little guys.  If you bought your army men at the dollar store, you could get enough to make something big, like a lamp shade or an waste basket. 

I would love to see pictures of that.
84  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Easy tent for your small pet!! PICS ADDED!! on: April 19, 2007 01:53:27 PM
This is a really great idea, I have made some things like this in the past for my cats, however, they had a foam core and apparently my dog loves to chew on foam.

Dollar stores rock! 
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