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« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2004 01:29:28 PM »

For the xmas lights, what I meant was to use the blue bottle/tube part as a cover, so the light shines out blue.  You could make a hole in the bottle lid, push the xmas light bulb through, then put the bottle lid on the bottle.  It's a variation on, say, the flower lights already posted on this site.

« Reply #71 on: April 07, 2004 03:45:39 PM »

Actually, the best thing to do with them is to send them all to me so I can make all those nifty ideas.  Organizer!  Beaded wish containers.!  How cool is that!  I WANT them!

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« Reply #72 on: April 09, 2004 06:56:00 AM »

this idea was posted several times in this thread, so i decided to try it.

behold the humble tin can lantern (larger than life, even!):

i filled the can with water, froze it, and used a hammer and nail for the holes.  then embellished it with wire and beads.  so easy.
sorry for it's hugeness-photobucket is cranky today and won't let me resize. Tongue

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« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2004 11:39:09 AM »

Quote from: jamby  Posted on: February 20, 2004, 10:41:46 AM  
Quote from: bongoqueen on February 03, 2004, 12:40:18 PM
This is not for everybody- you have to have a certain esthetic and sense of humour.
cheap decorating idea and great gift for people that have everything- use old glass jars to create your own laboratory look!
take old glass jars and one old barbie (or buck store equivalent). take the barbie apart, put one complete barbie per jar. fill with water, and add pretty food coloring. put lid on. glue gun a piece of feather boa to lid, and voila! barbie inna jar!
if you're on a budget, these can look fabulous lined up in a window, all different colours.

Wait--This is brilliant!  Think of the possibilities.  If you don't want to do Barbie, I'm sure there's other stuff you can do to match any personality....  Plastic frogs, dinosaurs, bouncy balls with eyes drawn on.
this would be perfect for a halloween party!!!! wow!!!! me and my friend have one every year!! i'm totally doing this with all my little brother's plastic toys!!! thanks for the idea! Cheesy


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« Reply #74 on: May 25, 2004 08:16:46 PM »

I've made a light mobile with prescription bottles once for an installation piece I did for school.  It looked pretty awesome.
« Reply #75 on: May 26, 2004 10:55:33 AM »

Lays makes chips like Pringles now, only their containers are PLASTIC.
They're just begging to have something done with them.

Pringles tubes are the BEST if you have pet rodents. Smiley
I had pet rats once, (don't knock it til you've tried it!!) and I hung the tubes from the bars of the top of the cage, and they had a little tubular hideout...I cut holes in them and they had a fun little play ground... and it's pretty harmless if they chew it up.(I think...you could always peel it)

I also made hammocks from old jeans legs and fleece scraps.
Having pets that have so much fun with things like rats( or I imagine ferrets do too )makes you just have so much fun keeping junk around and watching what they'll do with it. Smiley

« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2004 06:25:29 PM »

I made some tin can lanterns a while ago and only just now got a digital camera and enough time to post about them: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6605.0
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2004 10:41:26 AM »

Hey guys -

I found a great use for Starbuck's Frappucino bottles. My roommate and I recently bought a case of them and I just couldn't bear to throw the empty bottles away. Plus the drinks are so pricey (and addictive!)  that we might as well recycle the bottles into something useful and awesome.

The bottles have a great shape (like old-timey milk bottles) and the glass they're made from is quality.

I peeled the stickers off the bottles (they come off very easily) and ran a few through the dishwasher. This removed the ink stamps on the bottles.

I saved the caps for another project, and I covered each of the neck tops on the bottles (where the threads are to screw the lids on) with a patterned grosgrain ribbon. I dropped a tealight into each jar and VOILA! Easy, beautiful indoor or outdoor candles.

Some other uses I could think of are

1) Painting the bottles with colored transparent paint and repeating the tealight idea
2) Decorating the lids and using the bottles for storage
3) Covering the neck tops with wire and beads for tealights, storage, or vases

Any more?  :-)
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« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2004 06:02:06 PM »

if you were to fill the bottles with colored liquid and/or oil and water and somehow illuminate them from the bottom you would get a pretty light display.

and i don't have a drinking problem...
'cept when i can't get a drink
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2004 02:36:23 PM »

I have the BEST ideas for the tin coffee cans...
make ice cream in them and sit in fron of the computer and read ideas on what to do with the rest of them.
Also set out a bunch of the coffee tins and grab a bunch of wooden spoons. And you can play the drums. Then you can start a band!!1 SCORE!!!1
Ok I know I am not helping.....
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