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« on: February 26, 2011 10:41:17 AM »


I keep them in a jar that used to house little bears.



THE JAR:
Peel off as much of the label as possible (the jar i used was from an empty gummy-bear vitamin container).  Rub some cooking oil over any sticky residue, then rinse with warm soapy water.  Repeat this a few times until the surface is nice and clean.  Bore holes with a wood-burning tool.  Be sure you have some safety glasses on, and that you do this in a well ventilated area.  PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL IN SELECTING THE PLASTIC MATERIAL YOU USE, AS SOME PLASTICS CAN LEACH HARMFUL TOXINS WHEN BURNT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DECODING THE RECYCLING NUMBER OFTEN SEEN AT THE BASE OF PLASTIC CONTAINERS, START HERE: http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/recycling-symbols-plastics-460321.

THE PIN-CUSHION/BEANIE:
Work in the round with SC until you have about 5 rounds; increase as you go so that you end up with 24-30 stitches.  Make one round HDC.  Make another round with SC (insert the hook behind the HDC to give a nice chain at the top rim of the pin cushion).  Make another round with SC, and then finish with one round of HDC.
Sew on one of the stars.  Line and stuff the inside with left-over yarn, and cover the lid with its new beanie.

THE STAR:
Magic Circle 5 SC, and close with a SL
(CH3, SL back into 2nd chain, CH1 and SL into the next SC of the circle) X 5
Fasten off and leave the strands for decoration, or weave them in based on your preference.
Sew one star onto the lid.

Now you can insert your hooks for easy access!

Make variations or use container to store pencils, brushes, etc.

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011 10:58:11 AM »

That's really cute. I like it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011 11:37:59 AM »

I love the little star 'hat', it's really adorable. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011 12:58:18 PM »

So smart!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011 03:29:59 PM »

So cute!
I will have to attempt the star at some point, I love stars and want to make some for a friend who also digs stars. I'm no good at following instructions though, mostly they seem to be written in magical language I am not privy to yet, but I will do my best.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011 05:52:07 PM »

How very clever! Great recycling project!
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011 07:53:39 AM »

So cute!
I will have to attempt the star at some point, I love stars and want to make some for a friend who also digs stars. I'm no good at following instructions though, mostly they seem to be written in magical language I am not privy to yet, but I will do my best.

DK- Thank you!  I'd love to see the stars.... if you have any questions, please let me know.  I'm not that good at writing out patterns... sometimes what I think makes sense is "greek" to others
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011 07:57:03 AM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011 01:01:40 PM »

What an awesomely clever idea! Very neat Smiley.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011 04:05:10 PM »

That is awesome! I love this idea.
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