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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Bath bombs and jacuzzis? on: November 05, 2005 08:40:15 AM
HELP!  Does anyone know if bath bombs are safe to use in jacuzzis?  I have several friends who don't need bubble bath for Christmas because it isn't good to use in their fancy schmancy (yes, I'm jealous) jacuzzi tubs.  Would bath bombs be safe?  Thanks.
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Monster Wreath *Now with tutorial* on: September 18, 2005 08:05:46 AM
I have been trying to come up with a really great, original wreath idea for Halloween for the last couple of years.  Well, all the monsters on Craftster inspired me, so here's what I ended up with.

It's made with fun fur, ping pong balls, a paint pen, stuffing, and lots of hot glue (I didn't feel like sewing)  It's basically just a wreath-shaped pillow with a ribbon on the back to hang it on the door.

Supplies- 3/4 yard fun fur, 12 ping pong balls, hot glue, plastic bags, black paint pen

Begin by tracing two wreath shapes on the back of the fun fur and cut out.

cut slits about 1 1/4 inches long where you want the eyes.  Push a ping pong ball through the slit, then ring with glue.

Glue the two layers of fur together and stuff with plastic bags.

Use glue to close the hole in the wreath.  Sew a ribbon to the back for hanging.

Use a black paint pen to draw eyes on the ping pong balls.  You're done!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Beer Mirror Frame on: August 27, 2005 04:49:29 PM
A friend of mine has been saving me beer bottle caps for months, and I finally figured out what I wanted to do with them!  I found a nicked mirror in a frame at Bed Bath and Beyond for $20 marked down from $100.  I spray painted it black, then glued the caps into the widest part of the frame. It is actually a mirror, but I taped paper over it to take the picture.
The whole frame-

A close-up of a few caps
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Super easy iridescent paper on: August 07, 2004 06:49:41 AM
I was looking through some lesson plans, trying to figure out what to do when I go back to work next week, and I ran across this.  I have done it lots of times with kids, but more often at home for fun.  Grin

Making your own iridescent paper- 
you need: black or dark colored paper, pie pan, clear fingernail polish.

Fill the pie pan most of the way with water.  Cut your black paper into smaller pieces so they fit on the bottom of the pie pan.  Put a black paper in the water and sink it (it can't be floating on top). Drop a drop or two of clear fingernail polish on the water, and watch it spread out like an oil slick.  Now the tricky part- you have to "catch the bubble".  Gently pull the paper up, holding both sides so the color can't go sliding off.  It may not turn out perfect, but they're great to cut out of, and decorate with.

I'm going to try to link a picture again, but in case it doesn't work, you can see it at http://callakitty.tripod.com/id2.html

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Beer (or soda) cans on: August 06, 2004 08:58:44 AM
I cleaned out my studio the other day, and found part of this old unfinished project, so I just had to finish it up.  I made this basket by cutting up beer cans and weaving them.  I was afraid that they would be sharp and otherwise hard to work with, but actually they were fine.  I plan to make a few more- maybe using two or three kinds of cans to get a variety of colors and designs.


(ooohhhh, so that's how you insert a picture.  i guess i'm slow, but that was a lot more confusing then i thought it would be Undecided
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