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21  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: WALLPAPER.. blerghhh!! on: November 30, 2009 04:50:02 PM
can you decoupage with it?  A table or dresser or storage crate?

Cut pieces out and use in altered books or other artwork?

MAmadurk
22  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Vintage Glass Soda Bottles on: November 30, 2009 04:47:15 PM
Are they empty? Can you post a picture of them?

MAmadurk
23  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Deep in the Forest - an altered board book (6 large-ish pictures) on: November 30, 2009 04:21:47 PM
Thank you for sharing this....I kinda think I would like to try an altered book, but when I sat down with one in my hot little hands I drew a total blank as to what to do to/with it!!! Your spreads are helping my sort out what I might try.  Thanks for sharing your lovely work!!


MAmadurk
24  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: A worn out cotton (but not terrycloth) robe? Help! on: November 25, 2009 07:02:37 PM
Purse and checkbook cover and change purse set.....headband to match if there's any left!!
MAmadurk
25  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: 35 photo frames on: November 12, 2009 06:32:59 PM
Connect them together with decorative hinges?

Use them as covers for journals/scrapbooks/photo albums?

Christmas gifts?

MAmadurk
26  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Encyclopedias on: November 07, 2009 12:01:15 AM
browse through the forum on papercrafts, especially the recycled projects.  Also, the jewelry making crowd sometime has great projects using pics or parts of pages.

You could still make book purses if you made a (book)cover for them---very retro!: think about middle school--reading the latest "naughty" book with a paper cover you crafted yourself!!!  Or graft on a cover from a "crotch novel" --err, formula romance novel I mean!

Try shredding some pages to make new paper. (after grabbing any cool pics first, of course!)

Do these suggestions give you any good ideas?
(and I agree--I hate to see these trashed, but then their sheer enormity is paralyzing when trying to think crafty!)

MAmadurk
27  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: 101 Ways to Continue Crafting Without Breaking The Bank on: October 25, 2009 06:45:05 PM
Church rummage sales often have hand knitted or crocheted items that can be unstitched for yarn.

Just ask--friends family co-workers.  If you are in need of whatever, just spread the word.  Usually it won't be long till you are swimming in widgets or whatever you need!

MAmadurk
28  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with acorns? on: October 25, 2009 06:29:01 PM
A bowlful on a table would make a pretty decoration.

CAn you paint them (dry 'em out first)
Use for game markers?

CAn you drill a hole through them and use them like beads?

Press into slightly softened candles?


MAmadurk
29  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What can i do with 12 large foam dice? on: October 25, 2009 06:26:31 PM
crochet covers or use fabric to recover for baby blocks. (remove hanging strings of course)

Glue pictures on each side for a photo cube (you could combine the two ideas by printing photos on fabric---would make a neat personalized idea fopr a baby/shower gift!)

MAmadurk
30  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: railroad spikes on: October 25, 2009 06:23:08 PM
Drive them into a barn wall to use for a peg hook?
solder something on top for yard art?
Drive into a tree to hang stuff on?

Carry one in your purse to slug a would-be assailant alongside the head?  Okay, I'm just being silly now!  Let us know what you decide to do with them.

MAmadurk
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