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« on: June 04, 2005 06:18:57 PM »

My friend has finally decided on the exact shade of blue she's going to be painting her room, but she has tons of those paint color samples (you know what I mean, right?) in different varieties of blue.  I was hoping to steal them from her before she throws them away, but I have no idea what to use them for.  Well, I have two ideas, but they aren't that great.  I was thinking of making a purse, but it seems like that would rip easily.  I also seem to remember somebody talking about stringing them together and making a funky thing to hang from their ceiling, which would be pretty awesome.  Any other ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2005 07:11:49 PM »

I use them for scrapbooking, cards, collages and mosiacs.  I love those things so darn much. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2005 07:14:16 PM »

You could make the bags just cover the stuff with clear vinyl or duct tape!

bags are the bestest things ever!
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2005 03:21:14 PM »

You could make a picture mat or frame with them or mod-podge them onto a shoe box for a decorative photo storage or whatever box...you can even fold them into mini gift boxes...hmmm...I might have to go to walmart and pick up some of those!  Oh, or you could get the strip that your friend chose her color from and make her something from by getting a few more of them, like a small desktop picture frame?
I'll probably think of more stuff as I sit here and inspire myself when I should be vaccuuming, running errands and putting laundry away!                 TishaLee
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2005 04:49:51 PM »

You can glue them on some cardboard cut out  frames for some nice pictures --make them all sized frames  and hang them up around your room --

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2005 07:04:37 PM »

Using them for picture frames would be good.  I love making picture frames out of random things!
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2005 05:40:16 AM »

Or you can buy a large mirror -- and make a design around it with the pieces of paint samples eg. wave like pattern around it.....or something similar to this pic --- depends on how many paint samples you have & if you don't have enough you can just use blue pictures cut out of magazines and use them around to fill the spots.



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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2005 05:43:43 AM »

Or you can buy a large mirror -- and make a design around it with the pieces of paint samples eg. wave like pattern around it.....or something similar to this pic --- depends on how many paint samples you have & if you don't have enough you can just use blue pictures cut out of magazines and use them around to fill the spots.



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Ooh, that would be cool.  What would I use to stick them on?  Mod podge?  I've never used it, but I've heard of its many uses.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2005 10:14:02 PM »

You could always make them into a purse and cover it in clear packaging tape?
A friend of mine colvered her school diary in them in a vague rainbow pattern. Very, very cute.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2005 06:02:40 AM »

Ack, SHE THREW THEM OUT!   Sad  Oh well, I guess I could always go to Lowe's and get some myself.
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