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« on: March 06, 2010 11:07:55 AM »

I keep thinking there must be something I can do with these things...I'm just not thinking outside the box on this one!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010 12:39:21 PM »

can you post a pic for inspiration?
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010 01:57:45 PM »

ignore the cheese wedges...those will soon be history (YUM!).





The containers are some sort of cardboard with a paper coating...

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010 02:19:03 PM »

I say modge podge some cute scrapbook paper over them and use them for some kind of storage. You're a craftster so you must have beads or safetypins or ribbon or something you can store in there.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010 03:54:52 PM »

I would be interested in knowing too.  I have a biggish box that is similar that I got from a brie baker this week too.  I thought about decorating it, but the top and bottom are a very tight fit.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010 04:42:17 PM »

I just tossed one today because the label isn't perfectly flush with the paper of the container, so it would look sloppy if I used paper to cover it. And the label is totally integrated; tearing it off would likely tear the rest. If you have sturdy cardstock you could use this container as a base, but it seemed to be a bit too much trouble to reuse.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010 05:11:31 PM »

Evil Mad Scientists Laboratories made one into a fridge magnet if that sounds like something you'd like to do. http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/fridgemagnets
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010 06:20:59 PM »

Evil Mad Scientists Laboratories made one into a fridge magnet if that sounds like something you'd like to do. http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/fridgemagnets

I like the magnet! maybe I could put some of the magnetic poetry in one...

I'll keep thinking on this. I want to make them more than just a round container that cheese came in Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010 07:19:04 PM »

I use these for storing my sewing machine bobbins!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2010 02:37:26 AM »

Maybe instead of decoupage, paint and varnish?  I wonder about beading a design on the outside and flocking the inside to make a jewelry container, or something like that.  They are the perfect size for decorating as a gift box for something small like a piece of jewelry.
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2010 09:04:48 AM »

I've altered those before...I painted them with a layer of gesso and then acrylic paint, then I decoupaged scrapbook paper onto them. They wind up being cute little trinket boxes, but the cardboard around the rim of the lid is so thin that it warps a bit.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2010 04:11:59 PM »

I had a dream about these last night...I am thinking a kind of tower where they could swing out...having most of the top cut away for each one...how to make it work?

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010 08:14:25 PM »

Thanks For The Pic!
I saw a commercial on TV for the first time today - now I know what "laughing cow" is.

I'd spray paint - it doesn't soak into the cardboard like water-based paints would.

I have a collection of viewmaster reels - It would be perfect for these - they never came with a protective case.....now to eat some cheese!

I like your tower idea. It would take a piece of dowel and a circular piece of 1" pine or plywood. Drill a hole in the centre of the piece of wood - stick the dowel into the hole. (it should look kinda like a paper towel holder thingy) remove the lids from the laughing cow containers. use your same drill bit that you used for the dowel, drill a hole 1" in from the edge. Stack your containers on the dowel & fill them up! When you want something, just slide them aside...Or you can have them look like a "spiral staircase" - so you can see everything at a glance.

whatever you choose to do - have fun!
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