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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / old tin candy molds on: May 04, 2004 02:04:02 AM
i got a small bag of old tin candy molds (sort of like the ones here) at a garage sale.  I'm not really sure what to do with them now.
Any thoughts?
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / I screwed up a picture frame! on: April 13, 2004 03:25:28 AM
So I was trying to revamp a plain black picture frame to put this picture in.  I tried making some sort of frame out of a record, that didn't work.  I tried hot gluing red vinyl to the frame, that really didn't work and now my frame is covered with hot glue bits.  Is there anyway to get those off?  Or can anyone think of a way to decorate the frame so those glue-y bits are covered and the frame still goes with the theme of the photo?

3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Umbrella as light shade on: February 29, 2004 02:14:46 AM
Very simple idea.
Instead of one of those lame square glass shades for the light fixture in my room, I decided to get an umbrella from an asian market.  The one I found was $10 and made of bamboo and white fabric with flowers and birds painted on it.  I haven't put it up yet, but I'm going to do it the easy way.  I plan on sawing off a bit of the handle (cause it hangs too far down right now).   Then I'm gonna use zip ties to attach the umbrella to the bare light fixture that's up there now.  So yes, umbrellas=cheap and very cool light shades.  
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / sewing vinyl onto a t-shirt on: February 29, 2004 01:59:56 AM
I've got cheap (but plain!) little boy's shirts from Wal-Mart.  I've got scraps of vinyl from outdoor banners.  Do you think I could sew the vinyl onto the t-shirts?  I was thinking of just cutting the vinyl into a shape (say, a star or a heart) and hand-sewing it to the sleeve or the front of the shirt.  I guess my concern is how this would look after I washed it.  Like if the shirt shrank would it screw everything up...  

Any experience, words of wisdom, suggestion?
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / many many picture frames on: February 20, 2004 02:01:24 AM
So they had all these picture frames (document frames 8 1/2" by 11") at the dollar store.  I bought 9.
I want to put them up all together, 3 up, 3 across and put some kind of image in them, so it's like pieces of a picture in each frame that make one giant picture when they're all hung up on the wall.  Here's my dilemma: what kind of picture do I use?  I was thinking of something very simple, or like line art, so when I blow it up it won't look all pixely and crappy.  Any ideas for good sites or good books where I could find cool line art images?  I just need some inspiration.
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / chess set with missing pieces on: February 10, 2004 01:44:34 PM
My roommate bought this really awesome chess set (orange and blue ceramic pieces - looks very '70s) at Goodwill, but when we got it home and took all the pieces out of the bag, we realized there were some missing.  I'd like to do some crafty things with the pieces, since we can't really play chess with them and they look so cool anyway.
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / bracelets out of 8mm film on: February 05, 2004 02:17:55 AM
At work today I laminated some strips of 8mm film for a guy.  He said he was going to make them into bracelets.
I thought this was a great idea.
He said he got a ton of the film at a thrift store for real cheap.
It would also be great to do this with old home movies that were too scratched up to watch or had parts ruined.  
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / a box of magnets and vinyl on: February 05, 2004 01:49:01 AM
Oh the joys of getting free stuff from work!  I now own a big box of scraps of magnet material (you know those big magnets they put on the side of trucks and stuff?  It's that sort of material, just big chunks of magnet material, no adhesive or anything on the back) and a bunch of yellow and some white vinyl (like an outdoor banner would be made of).
Now I need some ideas what to do with this stuff.  The magnets should be easy, but what sort of magnets should I make? What can I glue to the front of these chunks of magnet?
As for the vinyl, I have no idea what to do with it.  It's pretty heavy and its mostly small rolls, a foot or two wide.  
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Coke bottle rings on: February 04, 2004 12:52:11 AM
I just remembered this crafty thing I did years ago with an old-school green glass Coke bottle.  Made a ring out of the top of it.  You just use a saw to score the bottle, right under the lip.  then you tap it with a screwdriver and a hammer until it breaks off.
It makes a really cool unusual ring.  I wonder what ever happened to the one I made...
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