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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2010 03:46:48 AM »

make dog collars or leashes

what can I do with old electrical plugs?

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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2010 10:30:43 AM »

Make little miniature people. I always thought that their shape looked like tiny dresses. Just add a head and torso, a little paint or sparkles, and there you go!

What can I do with a giant magnet from the back of a blown out subwoofer?
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2010 08:41:18 AM »

What can I do with a giant magnet from the back of a blown out subwoofer?

How big is this, and what shape is it? You could put some pictures and a clear acrylic top over it, so it can double as a paperweight/picture frame and paperclip holder for a desk. A multi-tool!

I've got a bunch of pens that were kind of cheap and don't write anymore, what could I do with them if I took the ink out and jstt had the plastic tube?
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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2010 10:44:57 AM »

What can I do with a giant magnet from the back of a blown out subwoofer?

How big is this, and what shape is it? You could put some pictures and a clear acrylic top over it, so it can double as a paperweight/picture frame and paperclip holder for a desk. A multi-tool!

I've got a bunch of pens that were kind of cheap and don't write anymore, what could I do with them if I took the ink out and jstt had the plastic tube?
You don't want the giant magnet near your desk if you have a computer on it! Again, what size is the magnet? Could you attach it to the bottom of a vaccum cleaner to pick up pins and such?
And....the pens? Hmm..
Glue them to an empty can to make a pencil holder? Make a picture frame? Cut them up to make funky beads?
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2010 06:29:08 AM »

If the pens are opaque, you could glue a clothepin at one end and sink the other end in polymer clay shaped in a cool form, decorate the pen if the design on it does not suit you, it could serve as a recipe holder or reminder(You could also glue a photo in front to hide the clothespin.)
If the pens are clear, paint them and attach them together to make a curtain of pens! Or use them to store leftover beads from a project or broken bracelet and glue them around a can as bookstorebabe suggested, pretty and useful. (different coloures of beads in the pens would look attractive when glued together around a can would look attractive.)
Bookstorebabe you forgot to post a question.

What can i do with rubber shavings left from rubber stamp carving?
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« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2010 06:30:15 PM »

You could cut out a shape (I don't know, maybe a lamb) from cardboard and smear white glue all over it, then sprinkle your rubber shavings on it for a textured look.
I was going to say cut out a bat shape, but I don't think the rubber will take on
a spray painted colour. If it does, make a textured bat!...or whatever shape you like.

What do I do with these burnt-out lightbulbs? My Christmas lights wouldn't come on, I tested the bulbs & discovered they were all burnt out, so I junked the light set.
I have used them in making Christmas ornaments. Any other ideas?


Made some LOTS of Christmas ornaments with them:

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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2010 06:53:21 PM »

What do I do with these burnt-out lightbulbs? My Christmas lights wouldn't come on, I tested the bulbs & discovered they were all burnt out, so I junked the light set.
I have used them in making Christmas ornaments. Any other ideas?

If you get a long thin piece of wood, drill holes on the left and right, you could glue the bulbs in a row for a necklace/hoop earring/ring/bracelet holder, then put string through the holes and hang from a nail in the wall or a hook.


what could I do with a bunch of rectangular beer name keychains?
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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2010 07:35:02 PM »

I belong to a pincushion group...they have shared to make a mini pincushion to attach to your wrist when sewing....put stuffing in the bottle cap, cover with fabric and glue in bottle cap...add a piece of fabric and velcro for your wrist and attach it to the fabric and you have a mini pin cushion
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2010 05:03:36 PM »

The beer name keychains may be linked together to make a belt?

I don't know how many you have, if you have lots, make a fun door/closet "curtain"

How about separating the tag from the ring - If you crochet, you could crochet around the ring part -maybe a snowflake or doily, or a circular piece of lace... The tag part maybe could be used as a necklace fob...a paintable one! (I don't know if the ones you have lend themselves to paint, just guessing)

Have fun & post your pics!

Okay, what can I make using a wine glass? I had a matching pair, but 1 broke, so I have a lonely one. Wink.
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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2010 08:08:19 AM »

'Okay, what can I make using a wine glass? I had a matching pair, but 1 broke, so I have a lonely one.'

You could paint the glass and fill it with something (like candy) to give as a gift.  Or to keep it for yourself, you could embellish it and use it to hold jewelry - hook earrings can be hung on the rim and bracelets or rings could be held inside.


Any interesting ideas for a bunch (by 'bunch' I mean 7 or 8 ) of clear glass vases?  They are all different sizes and shapes and some have a ribbed or spiral texture to them.  Thanks!
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