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« on: July 15, 2007 09:33:09 AM »

Hey all, first craftster post here!  I was wondering what I could possibly do with my old shower balls, once the netting has come undone?  I usually toss them into the washing machine with a load of towels , let air dry, and reuse.  But once they fall apart I am clueless as to what to do with them..any ideas? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007 11:41:32 AM »

maybe using them like lace and sewing them to a skirt. im not really sure....ummmm....or making ruffles/tiered skirt. if i think of anything else or find any good ideas, ill let you know.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 10:52:31 AM »

If you take them apart, you have yards and yards of mesh that is great for "fluff ruffles" on petticoats- you attach it in rows of ruffles pointing upward and out (gravity then pulls them down for added fluff) to add body under a skirt without much weight.  I have seen mesh ruffles mostly on hoop skirts in place of crinoline layers, but fabric ruffles are common on everything from full-length slips to mini-bloomers.  Basically anywhere you want a little more body. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2007 10:28:02 PM »

I was going to suggest using them in clothes as well. But I'd just like to put out there that the shower balls aren't the best thing to use as they hold alot of bacteria (which is not good for the skin, acne is afterall caused by bacteria).
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008 10:36:14 PM »

I too need to know what I can do with unraveling mesh shower scrubby puffs.  The plastic mesh tears so easily, so I don't think sewing it under a skirt would work for me.

Any other ideas?  Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008 04:43:30 AM »


once you unravel the whole thing you can sew pieces together and create little sachets then fill them with potpourri....great for placing in closets, the car, etc.  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2008 03:51:16 PM »

That's a good idea...too bad the holes are too big for lavender.  At least rose petals will work!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008 06:27:38 PM »

muguet,

you might want to try using several layers of the mesh...i do that when the potpourri I want to use is too small or you could also use a piece of tissue paper or toilet paper to line the inside so that nothing falls out....it doesn't block the scent!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008 05:58:46 PM »

Good idea! Thanks TheScrabbleGal!  I just so happen to have something to make the sachets with!
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2008 06:30:11 PM »

I think you can use it as drain catches . If I am imagining right what you mean.... I use the netting from orange and potato holding bags. Just crumple some up and put it in the sink above the larger drain holes. It will help save your septic from particles! (If you have a septic) It will also help keep your drains from getting clogged
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