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princessliak
« on: May 21, 2005 01:12:59 PM »

My husband has finally come to understand that I hate things being thrown away that might have some use.  BUT, he came home from work with 2 of the huge water cooler bottles and I have no clue what to do with them?  Any creative ideas out there?
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2005 02:26:04 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2005 06:11:54 PM »

interesting... very interesting....
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005 06:13:41 PM »

i just came across one of those myself and thought that perhaps if I painted or decorated it somehow it would be cute to hold fake, or real, flowers, or to be used as the tree with old limbs someone mentioned in the oatmeal containers thread.  You probably wouldn't even have to use concrete for these!
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005 09:37:46 PM »

We use them to make wine. Lots and lots of wine. Really, we call it hooch. It's fun; just buy some juice and wine yeast and leave it! In a couple months... party time!!! Go to a winemaker's supply shop for the yeast (look in the phone book) and you'll also need a plug thing to let out the gasses realeased and not let germs in. But, I think it's a great idea. Probably cuz I'm drinking some hooch right now....
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005 09:59:52 PM »

Change, blah, bad idea i guess.............
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005 10:23:43 PM »

There was a guy on Ripley's Believe It Or Not! that made himself an island completely out of plastic bottles being held together by a big net. It survived quite a few tropical storms.

Cut one in half. Using the base that is left cut two ovals out on opposite sides. Fill the other one with birdseed and place in the base.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2005 07:40:18 PM »

If you're talking about those giant zephyrhills bottles, I've got a great hallowe'en costume. when all the labels are off, cut off the bottom and cut a rectangle out, just enough to show your face. The rest of the costume is a cheap white jumpsuit (paint stores have them, thats where  I got mine). Cover the front with assorted colourful knobs and buttons (like those caps for loose electric wires), and on the back, attach a shoebox (spraypainted silver, with more knobs and buttons). Have a hose coming from the box, and attaching to the spout thing at the top of your waterjug. Add big old silvery boots, and Voila! Spaceman! My parents did this one, and they looked hilarious (in a good way, of course). I'll try to get pics up as soon as I find them.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2005 05:14:43 AM »

pennies and other loose change. 

once one is filled up, take it to the bank and cash them.  My dad used to save thousands that way - loose change is always lying around and this puts it somewhere ^_^

His bottle was glass, though. 

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2005 05:25:09 AM »

You can use them to make drums:

http://rhythmweb.com/homemade/waterbottle.htm

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make a toddler game: Have kids take turns holding clothespins at nose level and try to drop them into the bottle.  Keeps them entertained. Kind of fun for grown ups too for a few minutes!

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