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« on: December 11, 2003 04:58:44 PM »

    [*]First I searched for lots of rusted bottlecaps and other cool stuff in the gutter!  It rains a lot in Seattle, so things rust fast!  People looked at me strange, but hey, I'm recycling.  
    [*]Then, I glued all the caps and some old beads, beach glass, and other rusted things on top of a cigar box from the thrift store.  
    [*]Then I used some grout from the hardware store and added acrylic paint and water to color the grout and make it a good consistency.  
    [*]Then I grouted the box.  Just smear the grout all over it.  Wait 30 minutes, and  Wipe the extra off with a sponge.  Voila--box with rusted stuff on top.  Here is a picture of it:

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    Here is an image of a box with no grout and fewer beads (it looks pretty good too, I think!)
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    « Reply #1 on: December 11, 2003 06:14:47 PM »

    Very funky!  Cheesy
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    « Reply #2 on: December 12, 2003 08:30:24 AM »

    wow, I had no idea smashed rusted bottlecaps could look like such precious ancient artifacts.  We'll soon have the streets perfectly clean and scoured of these!  Thanks for the original decorating ideas & photos.

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    « Reply #3 on: December 17, 2003 12:48:10 PM »

    i love the name box with rusty stuff

    super cute
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    « Reply #4 on: January 26, 2004 08:58:30 PM »

    very cool project.. i  saw someone who had a door mat once with bottle caps nailed  to the mat. they nailed them upside down so the  hard edges that were sticking up helped to remove snow (this was super snow country). I really like what you've done with the box  Wink Cheesy
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    « Reply #5 on: January 26, 2004 10:32:39 PM »

    a couple of years ago i covered my school file with bottle caps. good, regular ones though. i painted my file gold and then stuck the bottle caps on in straight lines with liquid nails. it smelt a bit like a brewery, and it was pretty heavy (it had 120 bottlecaps on it, afterall) but it looked great and i got heaps of positive comments about it. now if i could only figure out what to do with all the milk bottle caps i've been collecting for the last four years:|
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