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shannon1976
« on: April 21, 2011 06:52:23 PM »

Anyone know what to do with these? I recycle them, but I am sure something can be made from them.....Any ideas?
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jasminerenee
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011 07:49:30 PM »

What about a watering can? Found this:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350678.0

How cute!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011 08:33:27 PM »



This should keep you busy for awhile
All the ideas I had ( and more) are here
http://laundry.about.com/od/ecofriendlylaundry/tp/usebottles.htm
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 03:18:48 PM »

Just a thought....

If you happen to know someone who is an insulin-dependent diabetic...........you could paint and decorate them and gift them as they are.  We use them to store used hypodermics until we can drop them off at the proper disposal place,  i.e. a doctor's office,  hospital,  or fire station.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011 09:34:52 AM »

Hey! - That's a cool idea too
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011 12:00:49 PM »

One year, I saved all my white plastic bottles, took off the labels, cut them down so I had a flattish part, and cut out various sizes of stars to hang on the evergreens around the house for Christmas.  Free and almost indestructible.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011 05:59:27 PM »

If you know anyone who boats (small boats like canoes, skiffs, etc) they can use them as bailers.  Leave the cap/lid attached, cut off the flat bottom, and they can use them to scoop water out of the boat.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011 08:03:57 AM »

This bracelet tutorial is made from shampoo bottles, I don't see why you can't use laundry detergent bottles.

http://www.booklounge.ca/blogs/2011/07/shampoo-bottle-bead-charm-bracelet/

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011 04:36:26 AM »

cut a few holes in them and make a birdfeeder?
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011 05:23:23 AM »

Wow, lots of great ideas! I have cut the top part off kind of at an angle leaving the handle and used them to store crayons and such in the kid's play room. I have one sitting by the big chalk board in there now full of chalk. I have also taken them camping and the kids put shells, pine cones, rocks whatever they find in there. I'm definitely going to make one of the watering cans!
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