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1  Astro Weenie Christmas Tree! in Winter Holidays by summerswann on: December 28, 2008 10:07:15 AM
I made this edible Christmas tree for the holidays this year. It's very simple-just get a Christmas tree shaped piece of Styrofoam, wrap it in foil, poke a bunch of veggies with toothpicks and stick them into the tree! I really think the photo speaks for itself.

BTW, I used Broccoli, miniature pickles, cocktail onions, olives and carrots...it's supposed to have cocktail weenies as well (hence the name), but being Vegan I left those out.

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2  Another Slide Lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by summerswann on: November 17, 2008 07:01:03 PM
A couple of months ago I was at my favorite thrift store and found a huge box of vintage slides for $2 (according to the dates on the back of the slides they were from 1960-1964). I had planned to make a slide lampshade with them, but it slipped my mind until I found an awesome lamp base on sale at urban outfitters for $9. So, I made my slide lampshade last night...and I really like it! Here it is;

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3  Vintage racecar curtain = cool pillows! in What the heck can I do with THIS? by summerswann on: November 15, 2008 07:12:01 PM
So, I was at the thrift store today and found a vintage (mid 70's) racecar curtain originally from sears for $2. I had to buy it and immediatly went home and made a pillow out of it. This was only a trial, and I saved the best sections of fabric to make my brother a pillow for christmas. Anyhow, this is how it came out...I think it's kinda kitchy and cute!

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4  Doll Head Tea Light Holder in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by summerswann on: October 10, 2008 04:19:02 PM
I think this has been done before here on Craftster, but I got the idea because my grandmas craft was making porcelin dolls. She had a studio where I slept when I stayed over and the shelves were always full of dolls heads which, at the time, I thought was super creepy.

Anyhow, all's I did was find a porcelain doll for $2 at my thrift store. I removed the head from the body, removed the wig and then removed the eyes. I then placed a tea light in the dolls head and, VOILA! A super cool tea light holder. The only thing you should be careful of when doing this project is making sure you get a larger dolls head, otherwise the tea light won't fit (and obviously, don't use a plastic dolls head!). Also, after a while  the doll head will get very hot with the burning tea light inside so be careful!

Here are a couple of pictures;

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5  Vampire Fang Necklace! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by summerswann on: October 07, 2008 12:05:59 PM
So, while at the 99cent store I found a package of 30 vampire fangs for, well 99 cents. I figured there was something I could do with them, so I bought them and created these;

So, first I had to form the fangs so they actually looked like a set of teeth-they come looking like the set in the bottom left portion of the picture, and I had to make them look like the ones in the top right portion.

In order to do this I boiled a pot of water, placed the fangs in for about 10 seconds, removed them, bent them into position and placed them under cold water to set them.

I then spraypainted them gold with plastic paint, and the rest is jewlery making history!
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6  Card Catalog Coffee Table! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by summerswann on: October 07, 2008 11:57:19 AM
While at my very favorite thrift store I spied this section of vintage library card catalog. It was very stained and faded, as if it had been sitting outside for years, but fot $7 I knew I had to have it!

So, I brought it home and sanded/re-stained it.

Then we bought some mid-century modern table legs, attatched them to the bottom, and now we have an amazing card catalog coffee table with tons of storage space!

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