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« on: January 05, 2011 04:53:59 AM »

Our neighbor had one of those blow up christmas decoration thingys.But something happened to it & it quit working.For some reason I snagged it from the curb.Question is what can I do with it?Lot's of vynle (sp).But I don't think it can be fixed  Undecided.So any ideas?Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011 09:03:49 PM »

If it's a really sturdy vinyl, you could make a tote or messenger bag from it.  I've never done it, but I've seen photos of bags made from billboard vinyl which seem pretty cool.  I have made bags from the heavy plastic bags that some pet foods and bird seed comes in.  If you have a sturdy needle and use a roller foot (or maybe  a teflon foot or a walking foot if you have one) you shouldn't have much trouble stitching it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011 10:58:10 PM »

I agree. I would separate the pieces for your fabric collection and use the vinyl on different projects.
Bags are always a great idea, jewelry, wall art, if you know any expectant mothers, a blanket pad would be nice. (just a large piece that goes under a blanket, in case the baby has an accident).
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011 06:01:20 PM »

Couple years back I found one for $5 in a clearance bin after Christmas. Its one of the smaller ones. I live in an apartment. No yard. I bought it anyway Cheesy Can't pass up a killer deal! The inside is a really cute penguin next to a reindeer. I very carefully cut away the outside of the whole piece, and carefully cut the animals from the bottom. It left them whole, with only their feet not having a fabric. I stuffed each of them tightly with fiber fill, then I sewed on fabric to seal them up. I now have two really adorable Christmas "plush" that look really cute next to my tree! Really wish I could post a photo, but they're already down in storage and I don't know where a photo would be. Depending on the size of the one you found, could you salvage the pieces? I really want one of the ones with the carousel inside, to take it apart and do the same. They're so cute!

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011 11:04:49 AM »

I'm not sure why I didn't think of this before.
A few years ago it was a really hot summer, so I bought a 3 blow up beach balls at the dollar tree, glued them together so they were attached fairly sturdily, stuck a hose up through the center of them and it made an awesome game for the kids (ahem..not mine..). It bounced around spraying water everywhere. I wonder if you could somehow do something like that with the pieces you have.  I am planning on making a better version of that this year, maybe using pvc pipes to keep the hose from falling out.
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