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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old CDs / AOL CDs / AOL CD Cases on: February 03, 2006 02:56:46 AM
Kweeket, I love that tin...I am going to try that with some soup or tuna cans...some of my C.D. freebies have kool designs on them so I am going to chop them up so that I can make use of them and do kind of a collage thing.  Thanks for posting the picture, it looks like it would be shiny and rainbowish on a window sill to catch the sun...it would make a great planter, as a matter of facto, if you could line it.  You could even stick some little C.D. pieces on the dirt and hang a few on leaves!  So many ideas...so little time...or in my case so little follow-through!  Tish
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: absinthe fairy - wings and horns :-) pic heavy on: January 24, 2006 09:06:05 PM
Those are excellent!  You should make some to wear/display/sell at a Renaissance Festival!  We love going to them and my daughter dresses as a kind of Goth Fairy, with black crepe skirt (from the Goodwill store), a black camisole and black glittery wings.  I was going to try to make some before next summer and you have inspired me!  So far, I have only gotten to the 'bending of coated hanger' stage of things.  TishaLee
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: The Things Toilet Paper Comes on on: January 21, 2006 03:24:34 PM
I just thought of something when reading MissWrite's post on the napkin rings (which is a great idea!).  If you cut the the tubes longwise twice right across from each other, to end up with two half tubes, you can cut them in thin strips to make fringe that naturally curls to glue onto those little cowboy/Indian vests little boys love to make and decorate out of paper bags, or paint them and glue them on the bottom of lamp shades to brighten them up or match them to the room.  Or to anything to make it western or frilly.  To take it further, you could take a first glue on a picture from a magazine, postcard, or a photograph, then cut it in strips, put a protective coating on it and glue them in order (or out of order!) to your project!  I just cut a T.P. roll up and it works great!  the leather fringes usually end up curled up just like that. Or paint it hair colors to make curly hair for puppets! TishaLee
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Need ideas for scrap mirror on: January 18, 2006 11:38:29 AM
I don't know how to cut mirrors, just how to break them!  I have some that I am going to try gluing onto an old picture frame, alternating the mirror pieces with marble stones, metal buttons, odd earrings and stuff.  Also I have a couple of round mirrors out of hand mirrors and old compacts that I am thinking of using for miniature winter scenes, as in frozen ponds, with cotton batting or sparkly fake snow all around it and tiny pine cone 'trees' painted green with touchs of white glitter for snow.  Just have to figure out what to use for skaters! I think you could also wiire them onto wind chimes, not where they would directly hit anything, but just where they woud reflect the other pieces of the chimes.  Hope this helps; that's all I have for now!  TL
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: zoloft bottles on: January 14, 2006 09:37:13 AM
I love the 'little egg guy' too!  I saved the cartons along with the bottles, just so I could cut him out and maybe his little lady bug friend too. I wonder if you could, like, Modge Podge them to wooden beads or something?  Or a bunch of them to small wooden boxes, or one to a tiny wooden box for a pill container!?  I might try that.
just a few thoughts on the 'little egg guy'!  TishaLee
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old CDs / AOL CDs / AOL CD Cases on: January 08, 2006 08:25:05 AM
Thanks! I will try that...duh...I should have done that in the first place!  I had just never heard of rain chains before.  Much appreciated, TishaLee
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Plastic makes perfect...stuff on: January 08, 2006 08:19:32 AM
How 'bout a plastic challenge, focusing on the plastics that are non-recyclable such as lids to hair products, deodorants, soda bottles, etc. Many times the containers are ok to go in recycling but not the lids!  Also small parts of toys, disposable razors, 'dead' pens, broken hair accessories, anything that would end up in a landfill and outlast cockroaches and taxes!  Glue and paint would be allowed of course, but otherwise it would be totally cost-free, and good for the environment.  To make it more challenging, the project could be functional as well as decorative.  Just a thought...TishaLee
8  UNITED STATES / Missouri / Re: Bead shops in St. Louis? on: January 08, 2006 01:34:42 AM
There are a couple of bead shops on Main Street in St. Charles, one I have checked out and the other I haven't...they may be kind of pricey, though, as some things on Main St. tend to be.  I think there is a store at St. Louis Mills, off hwy 370, that is called Earth, Wind, and Fire, or something like that and they have many semi-precious beads and lots of other neat items that could be used in bead crafting, jewelry and such. Feathers, shells, things like that.  And of course, Hobby Lobby, which is the best craft place around for general arts/crafts, if you watch the sales. It is off of 70 at the Cave Springs exit in St. Peters, but I think there is now one in South County also now.  I hope this helps!  TishaLee
9  UNITED STATES / Missouri / Re: It's Thrifty! on: January 08, 2006 01:23:25 AM
I have found some cool craft stuff, clothes, and wood items (that I re-paint and decorate for my own purposes) at Mom's re-sale out in O'Fallon; they always have a dollar section.  The week before Christmas they were in the process of moving and I got many, many items for $1.00 and saved massive amounts of dollars and they do have a section of arts/craft books and materials.  The new store, that I just visited a couple of days ago has an entire backroom of $1.00 items.  It is off hwy. 70 on hwy K, on Veteran's Memorial Drive. 
Also the Goodwill Boutique has moved from Mid-Rivers Mall Drive off of SueMandy to a location in O'Fallon that is, as far as I know, not opened yet, according to the Goodwill on West Clay and Droste in St. Charles City proper. The Goodwill stores seem high on some items but low on others; I just pick and choose!
There is also Leftovers, which I have yet to check out, on Hwy 94 off of hwy 70, which is supposed to have many items for crafters and teachers and many people that bring in items that would end up in a landfill, some from industries that regularly bring 'good junk' in to be used by artists, teachers, and crafters.  My understanding is that everything is free, but I have not checked into it yet.  TishaLee
10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old CDs / AOL CDs / AOL CD Cases on: January 08, 2006 12:49:54 AM
How are these rain chains constructed? What would one use to secure the Cd's to the downspout?  I wonder if they would cause any back-up problems...I already get in some trouble with my Significant Other over my "aesthetic improvements around the house!  This sounds really cool though, are there any pics and can you give me the site that you referred to?  Thanks! TishaLed
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