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« on: March 16, 2011 02:00:51 PM »

So I was putting together a shelving unit with poles, and the poles were connected together in the box with these little plastic things:



(They aren't one giant piece, they are piled together to show the front side and back sides) There are four total, 5.5" long, and each circle is .5"
They look so cool, I'd hate to throw them out! But I have no idea what to do with them! If anyone can help it's craftster! =)
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011 02:34:28 PM »

Ooooh! You could glue them all together in one of the formations you have in your pictures and then hang it on the wall. I think it would be eyecatching, especially on a wall that's painted something other than white. Or, I was thinking that you could hang them on a wall in a square, like a frame, and then paint something or hang something inside the "frame."
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011 03:03:48 PM »

cover the holes in the bottom and use them for storage!
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011 06:10:38 PM »

cover the holes in the bottom and use them for storage!

I'm not sure what a circle only .5" can hold, otherwise I'd do it! haha.

Ooooh! You could glue them all together in one of the formations you have in your pictures and then hang it on the wall. I think it would be eyecatching, especially on a wall that's painted something other than white. Or, I was thinking that you could hang them on a wall in a square, like a frame, and then paint something or hang something inside the "frame."

A frame sounds intriguing. I'm going to have to play with that. They are so awesome...and yet useless. haha.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011 05:17:09 AM »

Yeah I definitely see those being used for pictures! Or really cool wall art maybe?  If you paint them all different colors, I think it would look cool arranged on a wall as a 3-D piece of art!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011 11:22:35 AM »

cover the holes in the bottom and use them for storage!

I'm not sure what a circle only .5" can hold, otherwise I'd do it! haha.


hee hee I was thinkin jewelry supplies or like rhinestones. I have a ton of that crap around and I see everything as organisational - yes I DO need to get out more hahah
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011 12:15:55 PM »

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hee hee I was thinkin jewelry supplies or like rhinestones. I have a ton of that crap around and I see everything as organisational - yes I DO need to get out more hahah

No joke, I am the same way! My first thought with these were mini shelves =P

Although you just gave me an idea of decorating the wholes with rhinestones and playing with the idea of frame/shelf/art piece. Hmmmmm.... Thanks guys, these ideas are awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011 08:43:44 PM »

paint them black (or not) and put coloured lights in them? like little LEDs or some such. and then use the same formations you used like someone mentioned.. Or separate them, mood lighting, decoration?
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2011 06:17:36 AM »

I really like them - I guess there is no chance of getting more?  I can see covering over the holes with coloured translucent plastic, and making a wall installation that is back lit, so that coloured light can peep out from the holes.  Another would be finding tubes that could fit into the holes so that it can be a hanging flower vase, with each hole fitting one flower, like a gerbera daisy or something.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011 11:04:48 AM »

If you could get some tubes that fit them, then you could cap the tubes and then use rope to connect the tubes together into different polyhedral shapes maybe ...
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