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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.
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« 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?
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« 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.
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« 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?
http://www.schuhstore.co.uk/female_main_frameset.html
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:



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« 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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