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11  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: metal lipgloss and handcream tins on: January 03, 2006 12:44:53 AM
I have a bunch of small tins from lip gloss, eye shadow, etc. ad nauseum, that my daughter throws away and I dig out of the trash.  The only idea I've had so far (after I take 10 minutes to clean the residual gunk out) is doll dishware, but I wonder if they could be used as lockets worn around the neck on a fishline or other slim cord?  There would have to be tiny holes through the tin, but you could keep a picture or lucky coin, bead, Midol, whatever in it.  The fruity, candy type lip glosses would be cute; they are usually colorful and fun. I like the magnet idea too. I have to go clean some out and try that.  TishaLee
12  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: paper clips help!!!!!! on: December 30, 2005 12:37:48 AM
The plastic coated clips can be twisted into all kinds of shapes without breaking and can be made into initials, even names or words to glue onto a three dimensional greeting card or picture frame.  With a small rod you can make those little squiggly springy party confetti shapes for earrings, packages, cards, anything!  They make cute kinky hair on small silly doll charactors, also.  You can stick small beads on them and even connect them together with a tiny needle-nose or some similar jewelry tool.  I love to play with those things!  TishaLee
13  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Numerous rubber lizards and fish. And a genet. on: December 30, 2005 12:14:24 AM
With the fish, you can get hair gell from the dollar store and put them in a fishbowl sort of jar or an aquarium shaped box and suspend the fish in the 'water', kind of the same concept R.E. was suggesting, only the gel comes in blues and greens and might be cheaper.  You could even have that colored gravel on the bottom and a shell or two, some fake seaweed, marbles, whatever!  Even make a cliff out of a rock to put the lizards on, not filling the container all the way up.  Cheap to feed and they don't die on you all the time!  I like the jewelry idea too and the picture frame idea.  I used them on a cake once for my small niece who loves to catch lizards!  Put a small doll on the cake that resembled her and had her chasing the colorful lizards!  TishaLee
14  UNITED STATES / Missouri / Re: Crafty Yappy Coffee Shop Girls on: December 14, 2005 03:04:59 PM
Hi Craft Yappers!  I am in St. Peters and am going to check out Picasso's Coffee shop, which sounds like a great place to meet once in a while, with another artsy gal or two from Free Cycle St. Charles. It is in O'Fallon, just a tad further west that St. Peters, for those unfamiliar with St. Charles County.  I would be interested in meeting with y'all, although I don't sew, knit or quilt.  I am interested in lots of crafts though: painting on denim, designing purses using recycled containers, painting and decorating gift baskets, lot of things.  My main interest is creating art from 'junk', especially non-recyclable plastics. Let me know when you are going to get together next, 'K?
15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: zoloft bottles on: December 12, 2005 01:40:04 AM
Hi, I tried to reply the other day but I think it must be floating out there somewhere in the time/space continuum!  I have a bunch of those bottles also and have a few ideas but haven't tried them yet.
 Blockhead finger puppets, Sharpies to draw bizzarre expression, glue on kinky hair from an old rug maybe, add a collar, tie or necklace to the 'neck' which would be easy to do because of those two notches that hold on the child-proof cap. Put holes in the top of the 'heads' and string them up as part of a bead-type curtain.
If yours do have the notches sticking out like mine do, you could paint the bottle and neck green, the stick out notches silver, draw on frankenstein black hair and string them together, each one with a different expresson on the face.
 Cut the 'neck' part off and make letter blocks that can hold small surprise items inside of them.  Okay I will stop now!   Tish
16  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Velvet Jewelery Boxes on: July 22, 2005 01:11:02 AM
I love the monster box...I did something similar with one of those round, wooden, hinged boxes only it was a frog with wooden bead eyes!  I like the idea of using the velvet jewelry boxes better though because of the envoronmental factor.  TishaLee
17  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Velvet Jewelery Boxes on: July 20, 2005 12:31:53 AM
I think I will try playing around with a few of them and seeing how they turn out. Seems like they must cost something to make, especially when they close so securely!  I'll let you know what I come up with.  You definitely have me thinking though!  TishaLee
18  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Socks? on: July 20, 2005 12:25:41 AM
I will definitely hunt around for 'fray-eze' and I like the change purse idea!  I think I have a single sock with a bubble-gum blowing reptile myself, come to think of it!  Thanks, D.T. Diva...TishaLee
19  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Needed: project idea for kids involving tennis ball cans on: July 18, 2005 09:45:54 PM
So many awesome ideas, especially the bug catchers, musical instruments, and athletics, I don't have much to add!  Except maybe a 'time capsule'. Kids that age love to make things personal to them.  Each child brings in 5 to 10 items that identify them at that age...photo's, small toys, pictures of favorite movies, a pet's collar that broke, and old wheel from a skate, a small replica of a favorite charactor, a movie review, a drawing, a poem, anything that makes them unique.  They can then decorate them with contact paper or fabric or whatever, 'seal' them and vow not to open until they are say 25 or 30, or for a set amount of years anyway.  Kids put a lot of time into this because it is about themselves and you would be surprised at how much thought goes into it!  And what they decide to put in.  TishaLee
20  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: old jean turned to a place where you can put your shoes,hats... on: July 18, 2005 09:25:14 PM
Destino...that is too cool! You are an inspiration to me! I could make one for my craft materials and tools, for hair things, all kinds of things!  That's great!  Thank you!  TishaLee
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