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« on: April 16, 2004 02:32:28 PM »

i saw this idea on an earlier post and someone will post an item under the title of Challenge of the week.
it will be a really random object and everone has to try and think of ideas of what to do with it.
I will start with

neon pink tape measure and animal shaped erasers

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2004 02:36:18 PM »

if they're the mini erasers, they make adorable earrings!

make the tape measure into a belt!  just get D rings and make it like you would a ribbon belt.

« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2004 02:50:18 PM »

Erasers: what about using em to decorate a box or something? I think a lot of those mini erasers glued over an altoid tin or gift box or something would look really cute  Smiley or what about sewing them to a strip of clear plastic to make a belt?

Tape: I saw this idea for those bowls made out of reels of tickets somewhere (I think on this forum). What about making the tape measure into a tiny bowl (rolling it up tightly, shaping it into a bowl, then varnishing), glueing magnetic tape to the bottom, and using it to hold pins and stuff like that for sewing?

« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2004 08:34:30 PM »

tape measure:
tape measures always go missing, so i would use it as a tape measure.  Smiley

my cat seems to like rolling them around and chewing them, so you could give it to a cat as a toy, but that's not really craft either.

you could wrap it round a hat, like a ribbon (lol), or glue it down the outside seam of your trousers or similar.

the erasors i would pierce through the middle with a thin needle (because a thick piercing device might split them) and use them as beads for a bracelet.
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2004 08:38:28 PM »

you could make a rosette from the tape measure and use it as a broach type thing? as they have done on these shoes?
hell, you could attatch it to some shoes!
the rubbers, id make hairgrips i guess, but make the shoes!!!

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2004 04:41:36 AM »

you could sew a few tapes together and make into a cool wallet or bag, as I did recently:


« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2004 06:51:42 AM »

The shoes with the rosette also have a very sweet matching bag that has a tape measure handle and ruffle.  I'm currently struggling to make it but having not much luck!
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2004 06:52:56 PM »

For the tape measure maybe cut to size & use velcro  or snaps & make a braclet.
It would make cute trim for almost anything, a gift bag, a little purse, a lamp shade.

cut a lenght to it & add beads dangling off one end to make a book mark
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2004 08:27:13 PM »

I think the idea is that everyone goes away and makes it, then comes back and posts!

I think it's a great idea to have a challenge like that, as long as the materials are cheap and not too hard-to-fin.  Hopefully I'll have a bit more time to join in soon!

p.s. love the tape measure bag though!

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2004 05:29:24 PM »

Maybe this is a bit late, but...

I would glue (or sew) the erasers to the straps of a pair of flip flops.  Or, if I had a lot more patience and time than I actually have, I would trace around them onto the side of a pair of high foam flip-flops, then dig out enough of the side to stick the eraser in.  I'm not sure how neatly the foam would come out, but I'll bet if you used a hot needle to trace the outline, that would work okay.  Then perhaps just a little dab of caulk to stick the sucker in.  Repeat as needed, and, voila!  A little menagerie marching around your feet....

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2004 10:54:08 AM »

wow the tape measure bag is inspired!
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2004 02:34:56 PM »

you could try making the end of the tape measure all fringe-y and sticking one of the little erasers one it and then putting it on one of those fish hook type earring post things. or you could take the tape measure and make it into a bracelet or necklace and make it with the erasers or sans erasers.
kudos to the person who made the tape measure bags!!! ill hafta try that.....
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2004 02:41:49 PM »

Ahh, thanks so much. I was very pleased with how they turned out.  
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2004 08:25:23 PM »

I think it would be fun to try artsy_pants tape measure bowl and then glue the erasers around the rim.

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2004 02:52:06 AM »

we have made soaps with little erasers in them. really cute  and easy Smiley
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