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« on: July 07, 2007 07:16:12 AM »

Okay, so I work in a lab and we got through pipet tips like whoa. They come in boxes in these purple racks, and we recycle the boxes but we just throw away the racks and it seems like such a waste. Anyone got any good ideas of what these could become? I was thinking maybe like a necklace holder, but that's my only thought and I figured there's gotta be something better out ther than that.



It's kind of hard to tell from the picture but they come in two sizes and are about half an inch thick. The holes are pretty small, about the size of a pencil, and they're about fiveish inches long.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007 07:49:30 AM »

Okay, so I work in a lab and we got through pipet tips like whoa. They come in boxes in these purple racks, and we recycle the boxes but we just throw away the racks and it seems like such a waste. Anyone got any good ideas of what these could become? I was thinking maybe like a necklace holder, but that's my only thought and I figured there's gotta be something better out ther than that.
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It's kind of hard to tell from the picture but they come in two sizes and are about half an inch thick.

They look really cool. There has to be something that could be made from them.....

What if you put twinkle lights in each of the holes... made like a grid of lights. Then found some sort of screen/shade on a frame to make like a shade. Then you have a lampy thing!
 
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007 08:09:04 AM »

Display racks for a doll's shoe store? Walls for a dollhouse?

Excellent reusuable spacers for  shipping fragile items. Undecided

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2007 08:15:16 AM »

Flower frog?  They go in the bottom of a vase to hold the stems in place.  Or you could weave stuff through the holes.  Or exude clay through it to make thick spaghettis.  Or press them against your face and then walk around with pink circles on your skin and laugh at the people who are trying not to stare. You could put them in the bottom of a pot for drainage, or use them as the base for a hanging macrame thing.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2007 08:15:57 AM »

Those could be used as a really slick way of storing knitting needles.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2007 08:21:28 AM »

Yes!  Yes!  Needle/hook frog!  You could make them into a cube and even sort of sew the edges together.  Now I want some!
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007 09:35:25 AM »

OK how about a wall mounted pen holder or lipstick holder (can't tell how wide the holes are!)

So I'm thinking you either sandwich a few together or make a frame with one at the front and one at the back so you can push something through the front hole and into the back...

Hope that makes sense, I can see it clearly in my head!!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2007 10:50:00 AM »

Those are pretty spiffy! in addition to what other people have said, what about a paintbrush holder? or maybe a fun-looking drying/drip-catching rack for in the kitchen, depending on what the racks are made of? or if you have a lot of ribbon, you could thread it through the holes and make a ribbon organizer.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2007 11:56:58 AM »

My first thought was shelves for a new bookshelf. Especially if you have a million you could stack them like:

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No idea how you can keep them together. Screws?


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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2007 12:45:58 PM »

Thanks for all the ideas!!! I'll definitely find a use for them now!
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