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« Reply #120 on: April 01, 2005 10:35:54 PM »

I recently thought up another idea for an oatmeal container but I haven't triend it yet so I'm not sure how well it would work.  Make a new age drum!  My parents used to always give us these kind of things as fact instruments, and drumming has become popular again as a form of meditation.  Decorate as desired and fill inside with any kind of inspiration for you (I have some inspirational quotes and clippings, some incense, a holder, and other such items waiting to go in mine).  Either use your hands or buy or make some drum sticks.  Take out the stuff when you want to use as a drum, or perhaps if you enjoy the new pitch keep them inside.  I think it would be interesting if I could get a few of my friends to join in with their own drums and have a circle. 
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« Reply #121 on: April 04, 2005 06:19:32 PM »

I don't know if you're into gardening at all, but if your jars are big enough you could use them for cloches. I'm trying to start a bunch of seedlings and eventually get them outside where there's more light, but they need something covering them for protection when they're still young and tender. I've been scrounging together jars and plastic bottles and stuff 'coz I don't have enough, but you prolly have enough for a few plants.

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« Reply #122 on: May 18, 2005 10:15:20 PM »

I don't know if someone has posted this or not...

I saw a thing on tv, where they took wedding memorabilia and laid it out on a tray, and covered it with epoxy, so the stuff was "floating" in there... So, I'm thinking, couldn't you do something like that, but with some marbles or something in neat-o bottles and jars? I'll bet they'd look really neat all grouped together, or as the legs for a table or something.

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« Reply #123 on: May 28, 2005 02:55:31 AM »

Okay I didn't see this idea on here and wow were there some great ideas.  I made one of these after seeing it on  a craft show.  I would post a pic but I gave it away and don't have it anymore.
Using large tin cans like the tomato juice/apple juice ones...I think I used 5 or six
You make a heart shaped footstool.   Can't remember exactly every step but you're all crafty enough to figure it out but basically you make a footstool shaped like a flower.  Use one can for the center and attach the rest al around.
First you cover them with batting and then fabric.  Cut out circels big enough to cover the top, again with batting first.  Then attach all together and it makes a realy cute and comfy stool for a chid or to rest your feet on.
Sorry if it was so sketchy but I think you can all picture it.

« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2005 05:53:41 PM »

I once made a pretty neat trash can out of one of those BIG ice cream containers. I was walking behind an ice cream store and there were a ton of them just laying there and the guy working said I could take them. (I can never pass up something free, even if it is trash Tongue) I took it home, cleaned it out and then paper mached (sp?) it with a bunch of squares of bright tissue-like paper.
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« Reply #125 on: June 02, 2005 07:42:04 PM »

Hi everyone I am new! I just wanted to share that I used old coffee cans, covered in material & made candy bouquets for Mothers Day. Here are a few Hugs Sis
« Reply #126 on: June 06, 2005 12:47:14 PM »

Well I'm not sure if this has been posted before or not but with a glass bottle or wine bottle you could take the labels off and cover the whole thing in small pieces of masking tape, once you are done you rub brown shoe polish all over it and the edges pick it up nicely and give it this clay vase effect

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« Reply #127 on: June 13, 2005 08:27:50 AM »

This is an interesting idea:

« Reply #128 on: June 30, 2005 06:55:58 AM »

for a glass jar you could fillit w/ water clear or dyed and then put a fake flower in it after the cap is on tie a bow around it I thenk it would look cool having ons single flower in a jar of water!
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« Reply #129 on: July 05, 2005 01:04:46 AM »

For the coffee tins here is a really cute lantern

-Freeze the can full of water so it is solid
-Hammer a screwdriver into different areas making holes in the can
-Melt the ice
-Light candle in the tin and the design will glow out of the can
(This works best in dark rooms or late at night you can decorate your porch)

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