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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Board Games on: June 03, 2007 10:13:23 AM
well i read this and got interested, so......

i went out to the thrift store and bought 3 old monopoly boards. half the pieces were missing too.

out of 1 1/2 of the boards.. ok this is confusing to explain so it might take a minute. ok, you know where the board has a slit cut into it? well i cut one of the sections touching the slit compleatly off of two of the 3 boards. i then folded the remaining 3 sides into a sort of half box shape that looked kind of like 2 walls and a floor. i hot-glued it in place and folded the other board with one section missing the same way but i didnt hot glue it. instead i hot glued two of the three sides to the other board so it formed a cube shape. i then took one of the community cards and folded it in half on the long side and hot-glued one of the sides to the middle of the flap that was only attached to the rest of the cube by one side. i attached velcro to the other side of the community card and directly under. Voila! i had an AHdorable box with a lid!

with the other 2 pieces, i attached them so their paths connected. i took spray glue and sprayed a strip of clear plastic long enough to cover the squares and glued it right onto the board. i then took a heavy duty magnet sheet and cut a strip the same length and width as the plastic and glued it on the back behind the game spaces. i put a square of the leftover magnet sheet on the back of a house piece and stuck it on the gameboard over the magnet strip. i folded a Chance card into a triangular prism and glued a piece of another card to the bottom so only one side was open, big enough for a dry erase marker. i glued that with the open end face up on the other side of the game board where there are no game spaces. i took a paint pen and wrote... guess what.... CALENDAR on the top and i gave it to a little girl i know's mom who loved it. the house is used for a day marker and you can change the numbers by writing new ones with the dry erase marker so it can be used year round.

as for the other board, i cut them and turned them into coasters, each with a property card on the top of each one.
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: 100 7" Chunky White Zippers on: June 03, 2007 09:32:12 AM
you could sew them side by side and make a purse or something. cover a journal with them, sew one side of them open to the edges of your sleeves or bottom of your jacket or something to make it interesting. i dunno, hope i can help u a little with your i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!<oO] problem Smiley
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Nyc stuff on: June 03, 2007 09:28:45 AM
i would say..... DECOPOGE!! sorry dont know how to spell that. but cover a lamp with some of the thinner papers. cover picture frames. hang your biggest map in a frame on an empty wall or better yet get a map blown up really big and cut it to fit your wall. thats what i did with a vogue cover and it looks great. cover a notebook. make little boxes out of your sturdier cards or thick paper. collage your door with printed out maps, pictures, photos, copies of what you have, metro cards, etc. Get a logo of the METRO, Broadway, Time Square, etc and print them on transfer paper and put them on pillows. go to a fabric store and find big-city printed fabric or better, broadway or NYC printed fabric and cover a bulletin board.

hope it helps, i have a fashion-themed room and thats the kind of stuff i did.
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Scraps of Soda Cans on: June 03, 2007 09:19:19 AM
i know this is no help but what did u make out of the cans?
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Bridesmaids dresses GALORE on: June 03, 2007 09:13:43 AM
i loooove the SAMPLE idea, you could make purses or book covers or dresses or something out of the SAMPLE parts.

as for the other parts, i remember when i was five or six, my mom took two old bridesmaid dresses, one gold, one pink with sheer fabric, and made me a fairy halloween costume. it was a simple top made of part of the skirt of the gold dress and the skirt was strips of the sheer pink fabric and a top layer of strips about this big l---------------------l of the gold. she took a wider strip of the gold and sewed and put elastic through it so that it bunched up a little and added long pink ribbons to it so i had a crown. she then took a silver prom dress from goodwill or somewhere and used that and the gold as well as bits of old bottles and pipecleaners and soda caps to make my little brother a robot costume.

my friend had an old prom dress that was light blue that she cut 3/4 of the skirt off (it was quite full) and made it into a babydoll top.

i have also seen people cover hard cover journals with ribbon. perhaps you could do that with strips of colorful dresses or embelishments off the dresses or the straps or something?
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with a hideous old suitcase? on: June 03, 2007 09:03:04 AM
i would make a purse out of it or a notebook or a cute box to hold notebooks and stuff in and use the buckles for a closure of some sort. i know its not much help but g'luck!
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