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« on: May 10, 2007 07:24:02 PM »

So I recently decided to take all my pirated (I mean "back-up") DVD's out of their jewel cases and put them into binders in an attempt to free up some shelf space. Once that little task was complete, I was left with a big box full of empty cd jewel cases. So, what to do with them? I did make a few pen / pencil boxes, but then decided on trying a bird house. Sure, it turned out a little bigger that planned (as usual), but it looks pretty cool. Now, as long as the plastic cases don't focus the sunlight like a magnifying glass and fry any potential occupants, we will be doing OK. Hot glue and some free time goes a long way. Enjoy



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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007 07:27:02 PM »

I love these "recycling crafts" and this is so awesome!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007 04:00:48 AM »

Yeah, I think your potential inhabitants might be a bit toasty in there - however - that would make a kick ass seed starting area - like a mini greenhouse - very cool!  Now if only I could gather enough up to cover my portable greenhouse thingy.... oh yeah.. I can see it now... big horking cd cover for my 4 shelf starting station... heh heh heh - but hubby, the cheap plastic cover got ruined in the thunderstorm when the station fell over and landed on the picnic table... I HAD to do SOMETHING.....

I love it even if nobody moves in to it!
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 05:45:25 AM »

Mini-greenhouse huh? Not a bad idea. If no critters take residence in it, which they probably won't, I will have to use it for that. Thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007 07:04:54 AM »

Way to recycle! My bf will love this, it's crafty AND techy!
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007 10:32:46 AM »

You could make some cash with that. Great craft.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007 02:13:53 PM »

I'm hitting this rocks cuz it does. I would just use it as cool yard art. And I love that you recycled!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007 05:21:38 PM »

I love this. You arranged the colours beautifully. I would so make this, except I know my parents would not appreciate bright colours in their garden which is au natural- or something.

Great work, I agree that you could sell things like this.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007 05:08:49 AM »

I absolutely love this idea! Please let us know how this holds up outdoors with the hot glue.  I don't use it often for outdoor projects because I fear for the longevity of the project. I have a feeling you are onto something with the plastic and hot glue. 
Besides green houses you can make toad houses too.  Or a cool cat house for inside...OMG the possibilities are endless!
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007 05:35:22 AM »

Thanks for all the positive feedback. So far, the bird house has held up great. No problems at all, other that than the fact that not one bird has been in it, even with baiting them with seed. Could be the material or the fact that the birdhouse is too low to the ground. Oh well, it still looks cool. lol. Feel free to check out all my projects (available through my profile) for I have alot of cool stuff. Enjoy
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