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Topic: Coffee Tins, Glass Jars, Plastic Containers  (Read 80829 times)
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« Reply #90 on: November 15, 2004 07:08:41 PM »

Here's amini tute i made for how to make tin can Foot um things that make toddlers taller... Undecided anyway...
They had these at my school when I was like 6-7 (My school wasn't exactly flowing w/ the money then even if it was a private school...) Some mothers in the neighborhood made them. They are jumbo coffe cans that were so much fun to walk on! (Imagine being a good 8 in. taller than ur classmates when your a short shrimp like me!)

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« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2004 08:08:11 PM »

I'm going to be incredibly embarassed if someone's already said this, as I didn't read through ever response to this thread, but...

I just brought home a few coffee tins from work, and I was thinking of covering them in fabric and using one for crochet hooks and one for knitting needles.

-Steph
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« Reply #92 on: November 16, 2004 11:07:04 PM »

With soup cans-- a cool thing to do ( you need to use a can opener that conserves the lid part to do this) is to take off the original label and make your very own cool or artsy label and then fill the (clean!) can with something gifty (bath salts, jelly beans, etc.) or crafty (yarn, embroidery floss, roving) inside and pop the lid on, use a rubber mallet to tap it back into place.
If you like a little holiday shock value, hand the can to the recipient with a can opener (this is a good idea anyway because people will leave the cans unopened thinking that it's just about the cute label).
I suppose you could do the same thing with the coffee cans that still need a can opener to open.
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« Reply #93 on: November 17, 2004 02:06:16 AM »

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« Reply #94 on: November 20, 2004 09:00:53 AM »

Use the coffee tins to make pinhole cameras!  Wink There are lots of websites out there on pinhole photography, and making pinhole cameras. Here's a couple sites!  Cheesy
http://www.unblinkingeye.com/Articles/PinCam/pincam.html
http://www.sewanee.edu/Chem/Chem&Art/Detail_Pages/Projects_1997/Amanda_Wolfe.htm
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/education/lessonPlans/pinholeCamera/
http://www.mrpinhole.com/
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« Reply #95 on: December 28, 2004 06:07:18 PM »

This is something I thought of from reading all YOUR great ideas... You know those short coke cans? Probably 8 oz. I never buy them (overpriced), but would buy enough to make this. I would, will, maybe, get as many different brands as I can. Take the tops off with a can opener, fill with water & freeze, poke holes and connect somehow (figure that out later) to the large type Christmas lights. This would be so cool outdoors for parties!!  You could probably with tin snips, cut a slot in the tops for the lights, and not have to take the tops off. Would probably have to snip a larger hole for the light first. You could use regular 12 oz cans, but I think the small ones would be so much cuter. I would poke LOTS of holes in the cans and use colored lights.

I love all the great ideas here and this site is wonderful!!!

Awesome idea for the trees in plastic containers with cement! You could take the containers off when it's hard, then spread more cement on the sides, and decorate! Put some of top, and add grass, or whatever! When I do thiese 2 great ideas, I will be sure to post pix.
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« Reply #96 on: December 30, 2004 05:12:52 PM »

My mom has about 10 empty wine bottles laying around that we didnt want to through away, what should be do with them or should we just throw them away? thanks!
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« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2004 05:42:56 PM »

not a very crafty suggestion, but when I was younger, my friends and I used to collect cool-shaped (usually liquor or wine) bottles from our parents to use as candle holders...we would let the wax run down all over them and thought it looked really cool...maybe you could do something like that - only classier
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« Reply #98 on: December 30, 2004 07:20:01 PM »

there's a thread on here where they used wine bottles & such as dish soap holders. they were cute.
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« Reply #99 on: December 31, 2004 08:20:23 AM »

My mom has about 10 empty wine bottles laying around that we didnt want to through away, what should be do with them or should we just throw them away? thanks!
You could make lamps out of them! There's a thread somewhere on this board where somebody posted a lamp they made out of a bottle of night train I think...I'm not a big drinker so I sometimes mess up the names of things but it was something like that! Anyway, you would drill the hole at the bottom very slowly, and put some oil on it to keep it well loobed to help prevent cracks. Apsolutely, posatively wear something to protect your eyes and cover your nose and mouth. Dollar stores generally tend to carry gogles and face mask. A hankerchif will work as well for your nose and mouth. then you can get parts for a lamp at any hardware store and most craft stores care kits as well. It's cheaper to buy parts from a hardware store, but if you have no clue what your doing, you may want to buy a lamp making kit to start off. It will have step by step instuctions and diagrams to walk you threw the whole process. Hope this helps!  Cheesy
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