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11  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Recycled candles, Left over Jars?!? on: June 17, 2011 05:49:42 PM
I usually just put more candles in the jars.  my latest/easiest way to do that is to use a taper candle and then pour in wax rescued from other used candles.  I think I might try using just cold wax chunks around the taper....I wonder if the taper would melt the wax chunks as it burns? I will have to experiment!

I have no idea what else to use the jars for---most of my ideas revovle around food storage, which I would not do knowing the jar had held a candle.

MAmadurk
12  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: a lot of bathmat towels. what can i do with them? please share ideas! on: November 30, 2010 10:40:09 AM
fold a couple in half to make sit-upon stuffing (old GS thing) or stadium cushions.  make covers to match fave sports teams for gifts.

MAmadurk
13  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: DVD Cases.......Help on: August 10, 2010 04:57:07 PM
I donate them to the library --they use them to replace the ones that get too beat.

MAmadurk
14  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: One of those, "I MUST have one" projects...aka, paper wreath*Now with a mini-me* on: July 11, 2010 12:26:55 PM
Nice work!!! I made one of these--well 2 actually--recently and gave both away.  I, too, was amazed at the finished size! I thought about skipping the paint-edges-before-tearing-out-pages step, but am really glad that I decided not to do so, because it really does look so much better with just a tiny bit of color.  I wonder if using an old novel with already colored edges would look okay?  Incidentally, I used the ink from some defective printer ink cartridges that a friend gave me.  each color was in its own little cartridge. Even though it wasn't economical as far as how well it covered, it was FREE and the color was vivid and dried really fast!!! I will probably return the cartridges to someplace that recycles them for cash as well! (Home run!)

I haven't used my glue gun in ages---sympathies on the fingers--mine were the same way!

MAmadurk
15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with old business cards??? on: February 25, 2010 05:39:24 PM
They make great flashcards! Especially for sight words ...or math problems...or for concentration-type matching games...or for colors/shapes/number recognition...or making those little flip books, like when the little character skis downhill or whatever--you know with a slightly different pic on each page and you kinda riffle the end to make the thing look like it is animated.   Or slot them strategically and use to build stuff (like building with legos, sorta) or use like playing cards to build card houses....or cut out shapes with shaped punches and let the kids string them w/ beads for jewelry or garlands...or use them to keep earrings paired up...


MAmadurk
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Card Fan(Tute and Pic heavy) on: December 25, 2009 05:44:36 AM
Not bad!  You could also use a paper brad in the hole, I would think.....might be a neat idea for kids learning to hold their cards fanned----hole punch an entire deck and use a paper brad...


<runs off in search of hole puncher>

MAmadurk
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Round Circle Stickers on: December 21, 2009 10:50:49 PM
sometimes on stationery items like that, there will be a number that corresponds to a "standard" for that size of the item (often it is Avery.)  If there isn't such a thing on the packaging maybe you could call the manufacturer to see if they know ---or if they have some other tool to help you print on them.

MAmadurk
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do I do with all these paper snowflakes?!?! on: December 21, 2009 10:46:56 PM
Hang them from the ceiling.
We've developed a habit of using the desk stapler to suspend paper decorations from the ceiling (string or yarn or ribbon for hangers) ---fun! And when the forced air heat kicks in they all sway in the breeze!! LOL!

MAmadurk
19  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Prescription Pill Bottles on: December 08, 2009 07:52:06 PM
When I was a kid I had a necklace made from a melted pill bottle with a dime in it.  Experiment with melting the bottles?? (I haven't tried it myself--suspect you need good ventilation when you do this.)

MAmadurk
20  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Stain Glass Squares on: November 30, 2009 04:53:37 PM
Picture frames?  Maybe affix* pics directly to the glass or stand a piece of the colored glass in a cylinder and stand the photo in front of it?

MAmadurk
*a nice word that means I have no idea HOW to attach...maybe ModPodge??
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