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« on: May 16, 2008 07:51:01 PM »

So, I just cleaned my room..and I found a lot of "junk". Im not ready to throw it out yet...

1. Vitamin Water bottles <So I'm pretty much addicted to this stuff...I have an on going collection in my locker>
2. 3.5 in floppy discs <I have no use for these, since I got a flash drive>
3. Monopoly peices <I have everything BUT the board/box>
4. Plastic eggs <Left by my mom's ex-roomate's daughter..they have the charachters from the movie Cars>
5.Bottle cap scrapbooking stickers <My friend bought me these for my birthday..they have disney charachters on them..I sorta grew out of Disney though...im 14..>
6. Old compact mirrior <I dont wear makeup..so I really have no use for it now>
7. Book cover...Nestle Crunch <It's really cute..but my textbooks are to big for it...>
8. Dvd cases?
9.Bubbles <again..left by exroomate>
10.Mardi Gras beads
11.Tiny football <I think its called a nerf football..anyway..its blue..and it says NAVY on it>
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008 07:54:56 PM »

I also have WAY too many Mardi gras beads I love them but I have no where to put them and no clue what to do with them. haha
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008 07:59:47 PM »

yeah..I dont have a TON..just a few strands here and there...
most of em are broken anyways
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008 09:55:37 PM »

There are a couple posts on here where people have melted those Mardi Gras bead and made bowls and lampshades.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008 09:04:34 AM »

omg for floppy disks you can do this 

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-a-spaceship-out-of-a-floppy-disk

ive made like a million and brung em to my classes....yes my teachers wre puzzled on the abundance of mini space ships around thier classrooms
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008 09:11:34 AM »

thanks for the idea..
Im going to watch it later, because this computer isnt good with flash
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008 03:44:57 PM »

Does anyone else have any ideas
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008 04:30:51 PM »

I'm fifteen and I still haven't grown out of Disney.  Grin

You can make jewelry out of monopoly pieces. I've seen some examples around here somewhere, just do a little bit of searching.

I've also seen people melt down the mardi gras beads into stuff. Again, research it, I've never really tried it out to advise you on how to do it (without burning something down...)
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008 11:58:35 PM »

Are the bottles a good size to hold candles?  If so, you can paint them and decorate them by melting wax on them so they look like an Italian wine bottle/candle holder.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008 12:17:49 PM »

Okay, for the water bottles, you may want to consider actually recycling those.  If they have flat bits, there's a tutorial on here about using plastic bottles to make butterflies that is very nifty.  Also, when I was in college, one of the guys down the hall glued all his Dasani bottles together, top to bottom, and side to side, and made a "curtain" out of them (he hooked it to his window with some form of dorm-ingenuity, not sure how)...it was neat, but your parents might not appreciate it.

You could make a mobile out of the plastic eggs and gift it to a child in your life.

Dude, I'm 25 and I still haven't outgrown Disney.  I'm tellin' ya, kids today just don't appreciate the classics.   Wink

Is the book cover fabric?  I bet it'd make a cute purse, with some interfacing and lining.

Are the DVD cases for actual movies, or jewel cases?  Jewel cases come in handy a lot, eventually, so I'd just hang onto them.

Bubbles...go blow bubbles!  Have fun!

And for Mardi Gras beads, melt 'em down!  Make coasters or something else neat.  If you had a lot, I'd say to get in touch with some of the smaller krewe's, as they often recycle beads (I've got a friend in Krewe de Vieux and she hassles everybody two weeks after Mardi Gras to give her their beads).

And hey, have fun!
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