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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / for my next trick, i will turn this deck of cards into a purse [VERY IMG HEAVY] on: August 26, 2005 05:11:21 PM
I don't know about your households, but mine has way too many decks of cards so I decided to put the cutest one to good use. The cards and strap [it's actually a necklace] are gifts from Hawaii.

The pics are a tad big, I know, but I'm not used to dealing with 300dpi pictures.

peekaboo, i see you tanline

close-up of the strap

the bottom
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / painted tennis racket -i'm not sure where this goes on: August 05, 2005 03:32:55 PM
I guess it fits under 'reconstructed'. Anyways, it was really ugly before so I decided to make it pretty. I just used metallic acryllic paint, a black fabric marker, and a green sharpie.

you can see the silver and red inside; those were the original colors.

i monogrammed it.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / tootsie roll wrapper belt [slightly image heavy] now with tut! on: August 05, 2005 02:29:22 PM
It took me about 30-40 minutes to make. I'd been meaning to make it for a couple of months but I never had enough wrappers.

I originally used a buckle from a web belt but the tootsie roll belt was too thin, so I remembered these D-rings I had bought specifically for this occassion. I think they go a lot better and the belt actually stays on with them.

baby got back! excuse my big greek butt. Grin

This is my first tutorial so I apologize in advance if anything gets lost in translation. If you have any questions, just ask.

*wrappers of some sort
*scotch tape
*clear packing tape
*d-rings - optional

First, you need to figure out how many wrappers you're going to need. I took an existing belt and just put wrappers on it until it was covered. In my case, I used 19 wrappers on a 27 inch waist.

If you're going to use tootsie roll wrappers, you need to fold the white parts down and tape them shut with a piece of scotch tape.

There must be an easier way of doing the next part, but I took the clear packing tape and wrapped it around me to see how much I'd need and cut it. Then I laid it flat and stuck the wrappers towards the middle of it and lined them up. When you do this, make sure the writing on your wrappers are facing the same way.

Once that was done, I went down the line and folded the edges of the tape onto the wrappers. I then took another long piece of tape and cut it in half [length wise] to seal it down the middle. Cut off the edges at both ends and fold whatever's left over and seal that with scotch tape.

Optional: If you're going to use d-rings, take one end and fold one wrapper over to the back side to create a sort of loop. Put the d-rings in there and tape the loop down leaving about an inch of space for the d-rings to move around. [look at pictures for reference]

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / hilarious shirt that's WAY too small on: October 22, 2004 01:58:28 PM
There's a bit of a story to this.

Me and a friend were at a thrift store and I found a shirt that said "If you think I'm cute, you should see my grandma!", which my friend ended up buying (even though it was kind of small). I still wanted it despite it's size (silly me, I thought it would fit) so she gave it to me. The problem was, when I put it on I couldn't get it off. I thought I was going to have to cut it! After a few hours and a couple pulled muscles in my arms, it came off but now I don't have a clue of what to do with it. Help?  Huh
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / the little paper things from Hershey Kisses on: October 20, 2004 04:34:38 PM
I tend to collect food wrappers and I have tons of those little paper things from Hershey Kisses [the ones that say KISSES a bunch of times in blue] and I was thinking about what the hell to do with them =\. They're really thin and long and could rip easily, so I'm not sure if it would be a good idea to make a purse or bracelet. Any ideas would help ;] Thanks a bunch!
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Kilt pin;; how to customize-edited with pictures on: October 15, 2004 08:22:17 AM
Since I go to a uniformed school, I have a huge safety pin-esque thing attatched to the kilt to keep from upskirting [Grin]. I've seen a bunch of customized ones on eBay, but they're pretty expensive for just a pin and I was wondering how to go about doing it myself? Keep in mind the pin goes vertically, not horizontally. Thanks =] Kiss

the pin on it's own

the pin in a kilt [not my kilt;; mine's much uglier]

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