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« on: January 03, 2004 12:53:27 PM »

If anyone has any ideas concerning what I could make out of the following things I have lying around right now, I would be pleased to hear them!:

1. Old Calendars....
2. Those small round metal cases tealight candles come in
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2004 11:19:00 PM »

the metal cases might be good for storing things like beads if you do beading. or buttons!
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2004 09:43:08 AM »

many thanks for the replies! I will try those suggestions.  Smiley Could the spiral binding on the calendar be re-used for anything??!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2004 11:44:29 AM »

you could make a bracelet out of the coil....cut it to the right size, maybe thread some cool looking ribbon through it and join the two ends.  I'm not sure what the best way to join the ends would be, though.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2004 12:17:43 PM »

with the metal tealight cases... if i am thinking of the right thing... make your own tealights. just boil or microwave the wax and pour it in and you have more candles. instead of going out and buying more....
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2004 12:36:54 PM »

 For the tealight cases, it might look fun if you poke holes in them and stick mini lights through them. I think all white lights would look nice. you could then use it as border around a window or bulletin board etc.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2004 12:52:15 PM »

with the metal tealight cases... if i am thinking of the right thing... make your own tealights. just boil or microwave the wax and pour it in and you have more candles. instead of going out and buying more....

and a great way to use some little bits of leftover wax
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2004 05:34:28 PM »

If anyone has any ideas concerning what I could make out of the following things I have lying around right now, I would be pleased to hear them!:

1. Old Calendars....
2. Those small round metal cases tealight candles come in

1. I save and sometimes even buy calendars to use for decoupage. Especially good for covering papier mache boxes, since the pictures are usually larger. I like the origami box idea too.

2. I always burn my tealights in those, so I have no idea!
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2004 11:43:54 PM »

i have little heart shaped tea lights and i sometimes mold soap in them.

for the calender, i used my 2003 marilyn monroe one and took the pictures and some clear tape and put them on the front of my drawers on my dresser.  i think its kinda cute lol.
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2004 12:37:32 PM »

For the calender, my friend saves all of the pictures from it and posts them all over her walls so she has something to remind her of that year
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2004 07:21:07 AM »

I think the origami idea is great - I also received a pair of earrings in a box made from an old greeting card - if the calendar is a decent weight stock, I bet you could do that. Also, Megan has a great idea here for old calendars, magazines, etc.
http://megan.scatterbrain.org/notmartha/tomake/marblemagnets.html       for magnets - I can't wait to do this!

Tealights, hmmmm ... have to think on that one! I've let my kids use them to cut out playdough shapes, but other than that ...

UPDATE - same idea, slightly different direction - looks great!

http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=14;action=display;threadid=46
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2004 07:47:16 AM »

Thanks so much for all those ideas! I really like the marble magnets and origami boxes - below is a photo of origami boxes I made from an old Simpsons calendar - the lid is made from the main cartoon and the base from the area with the dates on - sorry about the poor quality picture!



I've just read the pincushion idea - which is fantastic - I'm off to try that out now!!! Thank u!!! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2004 07:57:17 AM »

RE: recycling the spiral binding - if it's metal/wire, you could use them as hangers for rustic style Christmas ornaments, instead of thread, string, fishing line, etc. I have a cute wooden ornament that is a snowman, and it hangs from a curly wire that is supposed to be the connection between his two earmuffs!
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2004 08:38:51 AM »

cit the picture side of the calenders off and frame them then you a can hang them all together and make a nice wall of theamed prints.  the tea light cups are good for holding beads or small parts.


             you could punch holes in the bottom of them (where the wick sits) and spray paint the whole thing different colours and make a wind chime. add beading under each one so they sit upright. i have no idea if theis is making any sense to any one but..

            LaURi C.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2005 07:46:09 PM »

Does anyone have ideas for calenders with really large photos?

I have 2 pug calenders (they were my mom's and my brother's from last year) and I have no clue what to do with them. The photos are really big... so the oragami boxes probably wouldn't look too good.

I also have a bunch of free calenders that charities sent us... they are all wild animal themed.
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