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« on: August 17, 2006 10:27:58 AM »

I  thought it would be fun to share craft uses for non-craft supplies and objects like freezer paper, which everyone prob knows....

 No Teflon pressing cloth! Use baking parchment from the kitchen for those iron-on tasks. It works quite well
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006 10:43:03 AM »

I use soup containers from delivered Chinese food to store beads.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006 11:31:20 AM »

i use the clear plastic sheets from packaging to make sturdy bags/wallets, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006 12:40:59 PM »

i used plastic from any old package to cover the screen of my ipod in my ipod cozy. and i use the cups from italian ices for paint when i stencil.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006 12:45:49 PM »

I used to sell Mary Kay and now use my foam trays for painting. If i am watercoloring, i let the paint dry on the tray and use the plastic mirror demo thing to protect the paint and keep it clean. it's really handy for painting outdoors. i have TONS of them, so if anyone is interested, I'm willing to destash. i hate not having constructive uses for styrofoam. it's such nasty stuff!
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006 07:46:03 AM »

I use old containers like from butter and cottage cheese for paint and I have  bunch of containers that are supposed to hold food but they hold pieces of stain glass for mosics.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006 08:00:28 AM »

My sons old baby food jars hold all of my buttons. I use the cardboard off of the back of old notebooks to wrap my trims around. Old formula cans are covered and used for storage.

I sew a lot of oilcloth, so rather than buying teflon feet for my machine, I just sew with tissue paper to help it move it along evenly. I use an old backing sheet for a ruler. Paper  and styrofoam plates are my painters pallets.

YOu never know when the crafty mood will strike. If you have to go to the store to get random supplies, the mood might pass. Be resourceful.
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006 09:34:55 AM »

The nifty "organic egg" cartons - that are plastic - are perfect for painting purposes. I often cut them in half to make them a set of six - they take up less storage room that way.

The coolest thing I had to craft with was many years ago, they did phone repairs outside and had a bundle of excess wires they were throwing away. My sister and I took them, as on the "inside" were hundreds of smaller plastic-coated wires in tons of colors!

Oh and of course I love making wings out of clothes hangers lol.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2006 06:26:52 AM »

I just discovered that my mini mufin tin is great to bead with.  If your doing a project that has multiple small beads it's just the right size and fits pretty well in your lap (if beading infront of the TV!!)
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006 12:58:45 AM »

Use plastic #6 that take out food sometimes comes in for shrinky dinks. Just sand it first.

learned on craftster, but i thought it was appropriate!
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