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« Reply #170 on: November 20, 2006 02:08:58 AM »

Using Pringle Cans, here are some cute ideas for the Christmas / holiday goodies you make and give to friends...or yourself.

Pringle Can Goodie Gifts Smiley
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« Reply #171 on: November 28, 2006 11:41:09 AM »

Sorry, I haven't read through all of this but... you can use old coffee tins to make steemed bread such as Boston brown bread. I have the recipe on another computer so you are on your own.

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« Reply #172 on: November 28, 2006 12:04:56 PM »

For coffee cans:
Use a can opener to take the bottom off.
Put plastic lid back on.
You've got a drum for the kids!
(You could also just get rrid of the lid and turn the can upside down for a drum, but the plastic lid on a hollow metal tube is less "clanging" and annoying!)

You can drill a hole and add a cord for them to hang it from, and paint/decorate it as you see fit. 

For Drumsticks:
You can use wooden dowels as drumsticks, or drill a hole in a bouncy ball and glue it on a wooden dowel, or take a wooden dowel, smear the end with glue and wrap bunches of rubber bands around it, or glue a wooden knob to a dowel and either leave it like that or wrap felt around it. 
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« Reply #173 on: December 12, 2006 06:06:27 AM »

Baby food jars - My inlaws built a triangular wooden "spinner" over their workbench, drilled or nailed the metal lids of the jars to the spinner, then filled the jars with organized items (screws, nails, bolts, etc.) and screwed the jar back to the lid.  When they needed something, just spin the jars to the appropriate one and unscrew the jar (instead of the lid)!   Spinner storage!

Wine Bottles - One year I gave flavored oils and vinegars to everyone at Christmas and used either colorful cut glass bottles bought at the dollar store or those really pretty green wine bottles.  And don't forget to decorate and embellish the new corks!

Pringles/chips Cans - I once saw a someone make a Kaleidoscope from one.  If I find the link, I will post it.  Try a google search for tube can crafts and you will find sooooo much!  This one uses pvc tube, but I guess you could substitute the with a pringles can if you are good at improvision!  http://www.optics.arizona.edu/academics/KaleidoscopeHowtoMakeAKaleidoscope.htm
And this one uses just about anything to make it!  http://my.pclink.com/~jhaug/howto.html

Dry coffee creamer containers with pour spouts - great for bath salts!  I used these this year for my daughter's dorm friends.

Glass Jars - I did decoupage colorful wrapping tissue to clear glass jars and with a coat or two of poly/varnish they really shimmer!  Great candle holders, but always watch candles though to be sure your embellishments do not catch fire!  Safety first, Art second!

Here are some cute crafts using milk jugs and tissue holders:

http://www.unlockingautism.org/kidscorner.asp?action=1



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« Reply #174 on: December 29, 2006 04:15:15 AM »

I got into a decoupaging frenzy this past Christmas and decoupaged some of my old glass coffee jars with serviettes. The idea was that they will glow nicely as lanterns but I've run out of wire for wrapping around the top and turning into handles, and the candles I bought were too wide for the top of the small jars. Doh! So I can't report on how effective they are yet, but I do think they look damn pretty anyway. Serviettes are a tad difficult but I rather like the wrinkly and torn look because they suit the "shipwrecked on a south Pacific island" daydreams I've been indulging in lately.  Wink

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« Reply #175 on: March 05, 2007 07:15:24 PM »

do not know if it has been mentioned but i take small glass tumblers and some fake roses i pull out the centre of the rose take off a couple of layers of petals glue remaining layers together then using contact glue glue base of glass into centre when dry add tealight candle.
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« Reply #176 on: March 07, 2007 05:56:55 PM »

Back to the decoupage of glass jars....the pics of "old glass coffee jars with serviettes" were great!  Loved the tropical theme.  I've done this also, and it does glow nicely.  And yes, I really do love the tropical theme!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachgardengal/414187635/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachgardengal/326737046/
Parrotheads.....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachgardengal/414187599/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachgardengal/414187621/
patchwork and roses



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« Reply #177 on: March 15, 2007 03:55:44 PM »

Hey... I read most but not all of this thread (18 pages!)and am not sure if these are mentioned:

Coffee Cans: make good camping stoves. Use a can opener (the old school swiss army knife kind) to punch holes along the bottom of the can. heat charcoals in the bottom of the can when youre ready to use it...make sure your cooking pan is larger than the top of the can! (hey, being a girl scout for 10 years is good for something right?)
You can also use them as a gift box for an odd shaped present.

Pill bottles: Soak the labels off these and make your own funny ones. Fill with jellybeans and give to your friends (over the hill pills, PMS pills, crazy pills, Celebrity rehab pills, grow bigger boobs pills, "crack pills" for studying for midterms). Much cheaper than the spencer-gifts version! And totally fun!
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« Reply #178 on: March 16, 2007 07:13:29 AM »

Back to the decoupage of glass jars....the pics of "old glass coffee jars with serviettes" were great!  Loved the tropical theme.  I've done this also, and it does glow nicely.  And yes, I really do love the tropical theme!!!!

Well done! They look really good. In fact I'm downright jealous of those first two! ;-)
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Because the music that they constantly play,
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« Reply #179 on: March 18, 2007 03:28:09 AM »

Why thank you, Maenad!  They were a blast to make - now that spring is almost here, I can turn on the "parrothead" music and enjoy them outside in my garden.  I may take them out of my Etsy shop since I really love them too and after finishing up my son's wedding yesterday, I could use a nice relaxing evening with some whimsy!
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