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tay1047
« on: April 16, 2013 11:10:33 AM »

My parents own a restaurant and a few years ago they changed to simpler menus.  They gave me the old menu covers and they have been sitting in my room ever since.  I just can't get rid of them, I have to use them. I have about 50, they are clear plastic with black frames and metal tid bits.  I'd like to be able to make them into something sellable for my etsy store and craft fairs.  What do ya think?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013 01:31:20 PM »

I sell them at work, so I think they are clear pockets?

I would use them as a great surface for creating a stained glass looking image using the paints that have that effect (they have some at our dollar store) and the black "leaded" effects.
If you are really ambitious, you can stand it up over a jar/glass that has one of those battery-operated candles in it. Then it will illuminate your picture nicely.
the great thing about the clear pouch is that you can draw a picture to trace and slide it into the sleeve for guidance
Good luck in whatever you do and don't forget to post a pic Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013 08:33:05 AM »

Thanks for the ideas! I knew I wanted to do something involving light.  At first I though about lampshades, but I really like the fake candle idea.  I'll probably do a little bit of both. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013 07:05:27 AM »

how many pages do your menu covers have? Is it a single? 2-fold? or 3-fold?
On average, most restaurants get these by the 100's, so you should have lots
to play with! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013 01:20:20 AM »

I have an idea of the menu covers you speak of; and my first thought is to make them into some sort of wipe off game/learning board with changeable activity sheets (using colored dry/wet erase markers). For example: different mazes, tic tac toe, hangman, complete the picture, color by numbers, practice writing, math, drawing, etc. Any wipe off idea would work (calendar, phone messages, etc). I've just been into creating early educational things recently so the games/learning board thing popped in my head.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013 03:41:33 PM »

Ooo, that's a GREAT idea Dragonfly! Dry erase markers would work great here, but knowing kids, they'd mark on other things too. That could be a good game to play while you're waiting for your meal to arrive Smiley
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