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361  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Uses for Plastic Credit Cards? on: January 16, 2010 07:40:23 PM
We use them for fun fridge magnet messages: (kinda like mad-libs)

stick them face down ( or up) on a piece of peel & stick magnetic sheet.cut them apart.
if the back of the card is plain white then write on it with a permanent
marker. if they have printing, then cover that side with white mactac, or
paper or construction paper. write (or print out on your computer) random words on each card like " my", "friend", "car", "dog", "sister", "father", "drools", drives, makes, eats, cheese, oats, has, wears, pb&j, anyway, you get the idea.
we stick them on the fridge and whenever someone goes to the fridge they can't help but arrange them strangely.
I found "My Dog Wears Purple Frog Knickers" one day after a house party on my fridge. we used old business cards for these, but are the same size as a credit card

whatever you choose to  do - have fun!
362  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: NES Cartridges on: January 16, 2010 07:13:19 PM
3 ideas:

Interesting way to display photos: You can remove the labels using a hair dryer
or you can leave the label on. lay the cartridges down and arrange them some facing
north, south, east, west. then hot glue the edges to each other. stick some pics
on the fronts, then add a hanging thingy.

Interesting coasters: glue felt to the back & voila!

Interesting Lightswitch Cover Plate: snap the cartridge apart. use the front part.
use a dremel/drill to create a hole for the switch & screws (use the original as a
guide) instead of doing it in the centre, why not  off-centre where the textured
engraved area is? - It'll keep the label intact. if you want to keep the label looking
good, cover it with a piece of clear mactac.

whatever you do - have fun!
363  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: I have lots of leftover SNOW-TEX! on: January 16, 2010 06:34:08 PM
Snowman Lightbulb Decoration
You can paint the smooth part of a burned out lightbulb with white acrylic paint
then use the snowtex over it. paint the screw in part black. Paint black dots for eyes
buttons then paint colourful mitts, scarf & carrot. spray with clear acrylic. glue a hang string on and you're done!

I also used it for an interesting texture when I painted ceramics

Downside: I found
that snowtex attracted lint/dust and was hard to clean, so I switched to mixing fine beach sand with white paint to get the same texture. It's easier to spread...and cheaper!
364  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old kiddie swimming pool on: January 15, 2010 03:29:45 PM
fish pond/aquatic garden:
when my kids grew out of their kiddie pool I spray painted it with undercoating
(black, rubberized- used for car body to prevent rusting) $5 /can . I used 2 cans.
I dug down in the ground & set it in, put in a small pond/fountain pump, then bought
some cheap goldfish (they grow big & even make it thru the winter) or if you want
a couple koi fish. Plant some plants around, a few plants set into the pool/pond.
the kids love to feed the fish breadcrumbs. this year I'm re-using the "wet banana" slip & slide that's no longer, adding more rocks on & around it to get a riverbed effect. I'd post a picture, but we have a couple feet of snow right now. can you tell I like gardening too? Smiley Good Luck Whatever You Do!
365  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / question- on: January 10, 2010 08:37:38 PM
what are your bus passes made of?
366  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: NSFL (not suitable for library) - librarian pasties! on: November 16, 2009 09:29:14 AM
I Loved Your Naughty Librarian Pastie Idea. I've Made Them Before, Not This Theme Though Smiley
The Background Text Could Have More Inuendo Words Like The "STACKED" I Noticed On One Of Them. Needs More Naughty Colours Like Black, & Red. Make The Book Covers & String  Black So They'll Stand Out. Make The Ribbon Trim Red Or Black And 1" Wide - Like A Lace But Put The Straight Edge Inward So The Lace's Edge Will Soften The Circle Edge. Use Your Gold Sequins (Edge To Edge) Up Against The Lace's Edge Making A Gold Circle. To Make Your Letters Show Up Better Use Red Sequins -  Did Your Hubby Like Them? - You Never Said
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