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61  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with a set of tiny glass bottles? on: August 04, 2009 03:40:07 AM
you could either leave them as they are (tabasco label and all) or clean them so they are now more inconspicuously cute little glass bottles. Fill them with colorful dried flowers (bought or made by you) then either tie a ribbon around the neck, find cute new stickers to put on them, etch them or whatever. Then you can give them as gifts, make small groupings of them for use in windows or shelves.
62  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Vinyl lattices on: August 04, 2009 03:31:42 AM
these can also be great for renters who can't or don't feel comfortable putting too many holes in their walls.

Clean the lattice, leave as is or paint it to a desired color. You can then use it propped up against a wall as a pot rack, utencil/towel/gadget holder. You could also us it to hang photos/posters/artwork on. Screw hooks into it and us it to organize a craft room, hang coffee/tea cups from, use it to hang your calendar on and then decorate with things done, like postcards from galleries/museums visited, ticket stubs, postcards, photos, kids drawings, etc.
63  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Pantyhose/Tights/Nylons on: August 04, 2009 03:21:58 AM
painting with pantyhose filled with beans, pasta, coins, etc!!!

I have used this as a fun spring/summer/non rainy day outdoor project for years.

This is how I like to make my wrapping paper.

Take one pair (or several) pantyhose and cut off each leg.

fill the bottom/foot of the hose with beans/pasta/rocks & cotton balls, etc.... possibilities are endless. tie a knot at the top of the hose to prevent any runaway fillers.

fill up paper plates or disposable foil baking pans from the grocery store with different colors of paint, separated out like a palette.

Now I use anything from newspapers, blank newsprint or rolls of large width butcher paper. But find some paper or whatever you would like to paint on and dip the end of the hose that is filled in the paint and go crazy.
64  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Bottle Caps / Snapple Caps / Etc. on: August 04, 2009 03:10:10 AM
Tie On Bottle Cap Taps!                   Wink

I didn't have time to read through all of the replies, but I saw a really cute idea for using old snapple type bottle caps for kids, even if you don't have kids, you may know kids, want to act like a kid, donate them to a school, kids club, etc...

Make ordinary shoes into temporary tap shoes!

step 1: make 2 holes near the rim of the cap opposite each other.

step 2: take hemp, other strong small diameter rope (or really any fastening type material that suits your fancy or the child's) and weave it through the two holes, knotting the "rope" on either side of each hole to prevent slipping through, or you could use two pieces, one "rope for each hole.

step 3: with your shoes on, tie the rope ends around the top of your shoes, bottle cap underneath with the flat part of the cap facing the ground, towards your toes, but not too far forward that the cap comes off on the first tap! Or you could try tying the "rope through the toe end of your shoelaces!

Step 4: go out side or inside, to a "tap friendly" floor, making sure you are not going to make scuffs and irritate the primary floor cleaner, floor owner, etc!!!!

step 5: Tap the hours and days away!!!!

this is a great birthday party/sleepover/etc. activity for boys and girls who have been walking for at least 4+ years. Though I would say anywhere from 5 to 105 depending on the free-spiritedness of the kid!

Hope this helps or at least inspires

65  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Link (Loads of images) on: August 04, 2009 02:45:42 AM
what a unique and awesome Idea! Everything turned out so cute, I especially loved the wooden chest to pack everything in for presentation! Sometimes I enjoy the presentation of gifts (given&received) more than the gifts themselves.
66  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Seagull Art on: July 16, 2009 06:12:34 PM
amazing job.....I am totally going to be on the hunt for some panels now!!!!! I love the blue!
67  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: The Craft Room on: July 16, 2009 06:00:50 PM
 Shocked  this is such an awesome example of an inspiring, organized, functional and awesomely cool craft room!!!! I am so going to "steal" some of your ideas!!!
68  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: New bedroom for my daughter's birthday. on: July 16, 2009 05:53:30 PM
I'm curious about how much this all cost? Is it an achievable redesign or was it as high end in cost as it looks? It it so beautiful! I have a little girl but she's only 2 but I am already starting to gather ideas for an awesome room and special space for her when she's a little older.

Were there lots of power tools involved? Did you have any help? Did all of the ideas come from you or did you find them other places?

I am really blown away, this is by far one of the coolest girls rooms I've seen yet. Not frilly but totally girly!!!
69  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Dr. Seuss nursery *img heavy* on: July 16, 2009 05:46:16 PM
this is sooooo super cute! And the nice thing is that it will be age appropriate for a long time! Amazing work!
70  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Viva la France (ou Francais) Swap Gallery on: July 09, 2009 01:53:13 PM
This is the first time I have responded to be an Angel, but I would love to start now with this one. My best friend has been doing swaps for quite a while now and I desperately want to get in on the action. I like to work in lots of different craft/art mediums. The ones I am probably the most talented at are, photography, embroidering/embellishing, card making and upcycling.

Let me know if you need any more info, what I need to do/know to get started and anything else!!!!

Take care,

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