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« on: March 26, 2005 08:19:46 AM »

My cousin Kasey is turning thirteen in about a month! I saw these adorable PJs in Kohls:



I decided I needed to get them for her. You see, whenever she and her little brother come over, we always have to play Twister. Kasey and I are terrible; her brother always wins. Anyway, since this is such a "tradition," I decided to make her a twister clock (see featured projects) to go with the PJs. I know my mom won't get me a brand new Twister game unless I can justify using EVERY part of it.

So, I plan on using the spinner to make the clock, the box to hgold the PJs, and I'm thinking of using the mat to make some kind of tote bag. Does anyone have any other ideas for the mat?
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005 01:00:14 PM »

I'm having the same problem.  I still have the mat left over from my clock and it seems too thin to use for a bag.  I'm just holding onto it until I figure out what to do.

Those pajama's are really cute.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005 08:41:31 PM »

NOT ALL OF THESE IDEAS ARE FOR THE LITTLE GIRL, BUT CUTE IDEAS ANYWAY!

I punched some holes (hole punch from wal-mart) in mine and used it for a shower curtain for awhile.  And when it needs cleaning all you have to do is spray disinfectant on it and wipe off, LOL.  So that was pretty cool.  You could cut out a piece to put on tabletop and then put glass over it to keep it from messing up.  You could use the mat for a REALLY expensive gift wrap, LOL, not that great of an idea, but oh well.  The mat would make a cool table cloth for a round table, with or without glass. You could buy a plastic cube from wal-mart or target and use double sided tape or clear glue to glue the mat on the outside to decorate it, that would be awesome if you could make a set, 2 or 3.

Please send me a message if you use any of these, and I would love to see pictures, K.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005 06:15:53 AM »

Thanks for all your ideas, but I decided to not make something for "housewares." I'm leaning toward making a tote bag. Actually, I already started and it looks cool.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2005 09:46:47 AM »

I just had to say that using the Twister mat as a shower curtain is genius. Wink

NOT ALL OF THESE IDEAS ARE FOR THE LITTLE GIRL, BUT CUTE IDEAS ANYWAY!

I punched some holes (hole punch from wal-mart) in mine and used it for a shower curtain for awhile.  And when it needs cleaning all you have to do is spray disinfectant on it and wipe off, LOL.  So that was pretty cool.  You could cut out a piece to put on tabletop and then put glass over it to keep it from messing up.  You could use the mat for a REALLY expensive gift wrap, LOL, not that great of an idea, but oh well.  The mat would make a cool table cloth for a round table, with or without glass. You could buy a plastic cube from wal-mart or target and use double sided tape or clear glue to glue the mat on the outside to decorate it, that would be awesome if you could make a set, 2 or 3.

Please send me a message if you use any of these, and I would love to see pictures, K.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2005 09:49:06 AM »

there was a store i used to shop at that was wallapapered woth twister mats

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2005 11:12:28 AM »

I'm in need of a new showercurtain and was thinking of using my twister mat, but it seemed too thin.  Maybe if it was heavier plastic.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2005 11:45:03 AM »

I know you have an idea already, but I had to share this...

Twister Halloween Costume: Make a suit out of the mat and white duct tape (or you could sew it, I suppose). Make a large white top hat, and put the spinner on top.

Someone at a party I went to this year had this costume and he was literally the life of the party. We had buckets of fun spinning the spinner and then vying for spots.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005 04:38:35 PM »

Thanks everyone!

In the end, I decided to go with my original idea... the tote bag. Here's some pics and a tutorial...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30306.0
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