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Topic: Lid + Jeans = Lap Desk!  (Read 33966 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2007 12:18:02 PM »

Brilliant!  My kids love to stand on overturned plastic storage containers and they always end up with cracks along the bottom, for some reason I've saved the lids...now I know what to do with them!  Thanks for a fantastic idea! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2007 09:47:41 PM »


Update: I definatly prefer the snaps from  http://www.snapsource.com/ to the Dritz ones in the photo!  Went to show off the desk details to the BF and the tines didn't hold.
Found the Snap Source ones discussed here, and ordered some -- MUCH better!  Especially going through thick denim, as here.
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2007 10:06:55 AM »

This would be a great project for kids to make for school-they could sit on the floor,but still be diligently working!! I'm always seeing lids in trash...not that I look in other people's trash Wink
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2007 10:13:52 AM »

BRILLIANT!  I love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2007 02:46:56 PM »

What did you use to attach the jeans material to the lid?  I didn't see anything poking through the top of the lid in the pic, or did I miss something?

Very cool nonetheless.  I like it.
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2007 04:06:15 PM »

What did you use to attach the jeans material to the lid?  I didn't see anything poking through the top of the lid in the pic, or did I miss something?

Very cool nonetheless.  I like it.

I used E6000 glue, something I had never heard of before haunting craftster.  It is quite amazing in its adhesive ability, but keep your craft in a well-ventilated space until the glue is completely cured -- it stinks (in the literal sense).
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2007 11:36:12 AM »

Oh my gosh.
That is brilliant!

I', going to raid my dollar stor for some cheap conatiners. I'm always trying to find a comfortable way to draw on the couch. This is perfect!
Thank you for the lovely idea!  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2007 08:26:06 PM »

jean-yus! 

(oh, dear.  that was embarrassing.)

still, though, that's using the noodle! Wink
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2007 02:33:41 AM »

my dance class is no longer going to be able to go in our teachers other class room and are going to be stuck in the studio during bookwork days and i suggested having lap desks to make it easier to do work but have absolutely no lids and dont kno how to get about 40 lids so i was wondering is there a way to use something else besides lids
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2007 02:33:28 PM »

my dance class is no longer going to be able to go in our teachers other class room and are going to be stuck in the studio during bookwork days and i suggested having lap desks to make it easier to do work but have absolutely no lids and dont kno how to get about 40 lids so i was wondering is there a way to use something else besides lids

You should be able to modify it to almost any rigid, smooth surface as long as it isn't too heavy for comfort. 

Brainstorming ideas of things I've seen in consignment shops and garage sales:
- plastic cutting boards
- wood cutting boards if they are thin enough to be light
- heavy-duty cardboard boxes; cut off the sides and get 4

Anyone else have some ideas?

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