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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Cascade detergent containers on: July 24, 2013 09:23:15 AM
They look like they would be a good size for a little girl's purse---kind of along the lines of the "quiet" doll purses that were popular a while back- made from the bottom of a dish liquid bottle.  Could you clean off the stickers and add some kind of handle? Then a little dolly and a blanket would copmplete the set.

Portable game parts storage? I am thinking they would hold a good number of legos for a road trip. Or a few matchbox cars.  Or a craft kit for a kid--throw in misc. art supplies/recyclables and some glue--just add creativity for a fun crafty gift.

Store puzzles?

Organization tool--like cotton balls, q-tips, small soaps in the bathroom.  Pompoms, ribbons etc. in craft area. 

A good catchall size for fabric scraps or threads in sewing area.  How about a dresser-top bin for pocket stuff at the end of the day?

Paper mache over them (inverted) to make toadstool tops.  Fairy houses?

Would be great for swapping....
WOW! Cool resource!

MAmadurk
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: RESTAURANT TABLE CLOTHS AND NAPKINS on: July 24, 2013 08:18:00 AM

While polyester is not usually the first choice for quilters, these would make wonderfully sturdy foundations for utility quilts--left plain if clean or stitch patterns over them if not.  These would be great for homeless quilts or for nursing home quilts or for animal shelters.  The napkins would already be uniform size and the tablecloths would be a great size for lap quilts or could be pieced for different sizes.

MAmadurk
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Telephone books on: June 18, 2013 04:15:30 PM
I usually wrap with duct tape and use for a booster seat for kids.

MAmadurk
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: empty dish soap bottle on: June 10, 2012 09:45:23 PM
years ago they were popular for making little girls quiet purses.  Cut the bottom   oh I dunno third? off the bottom. punch holes around the opening and crochet the top part , which included a pull string closure.  When "open," the top part slipped down covering the dish soap bottle and forming a baby bassinette with a baby doll stored in the bottom.  Seems they were popular in the late 70s maybe. Around the same time people were crocheting hats made with beer can panels in them. There are probably patterns online...maybe by now they are "vintage"??
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with Beneful plastic containers? on: June 10, 2012 09:39:01 PM
Is the label printed to the plastic or can it be removed?
you could use them at the beach or in the sandbox as shovels or as molds.

Probably about the right size for disposing of dead mice in traps (I usually use a 2 lb yogurt container, but these might still work.)

The shape is about right for a santa's sleigh...ornaments or table decorations at Christmas?

Can you poke holes in them? you could connect them with zip-ties and build something bigger---a bowl or a wastebasket (Same idea as the kind made by connecting egg cartons)

MAmadurk
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old car keys?? on: June 10, 2012 09:31:11 PM
Use them for weights, like sewn in the hem of a curtain or whatever to make it hang properly...or I suppose if you fish or something......put a few on a keyring when gifting a little girl with a purse so she can have her own keys.

MAmadurk
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Mini plastic tasting spoons on: December 09, 2011 08:21:18 AM
Make little people shapes--like a nativity set or danta or elves.  Check out similar projects made using a paintbrush as the base. Yours would just be smaller...and cuter!

Find some small cups, like those ketchup cups at fast food places, and make little food ornaments. Like used to be popular using communion cups and pompoms.

MAmadurk
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: freebie business cards and postcards.. over 1000 of the silly things! on: December 09, 2011 08:17:11 AM
Do you know anyone with young kids?  As a homeschooler, I used them for flash cards (alphabet, words, math facts) and made lots of matching type games for the preschool set.  Gift tags was a great suggesation---bases for paper projects like magnets? cover the printed sides and use them for any of the projects based on a deck of cards---I am sure there are some on Craftster.

MAmadurk
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Barbed wire (miles and miles of it) on: December 09, 2011 08:12:00 AM
I know you said it is brittle, but can you curl enough to make a wreath form? Like a grapevine wreath only metal?  From there the decorating possibilities are endless.

MAmadurk
10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Broken plastic laundry basket?? on: June 17, 2011 05:55:51 PM
Or trim it very low and use for wet boots near the door?

MAmadurk
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