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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2004 10:32:40 AM »

As my state has changed its plates, I have two old ones just sitting around.  I bought a sheet of metal from the hardware store which they were nice enough to cut for me.  I had them cut it to the width of a plate and the height of about 5 plates.  Then, once it was home, I drilled holes in the top hang it by (wear saftey glasses) and used some metal-metal glue to attach one plate at the top and another at the bottom.  The center is now a message board with magnets I made with bottle caps and a magnet glued inside.  BTW the remaining piece of metal now is mounted behind my stove as a back splash. It is hung the same way as the megnet board.

*Ok I did the purse and will post it but unless you are good with rivets and metal, this is not the project for you.  No wonder they are so expensive.  However, I had it out on the town and got A LOT of compliments.  Even guys were coming up!  I never had that happen before!  Wish I had this when I was single. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2004 11:43:42 AM »

ive seen people make them into cd cases and little planners...it take a load of work though...
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2004 01:37:52 PM »

I dunno if this is for you, but when I moved from New Jersey to Florida, my mom and I documented the move.... you know, pictures of the house as it was emptied, friends that helped us move, receipts of the hotels we stayed at along the way.  Once we got settled into our new house, we put in a new "chapter" with pictures of our new house, paint and fabric we'd like to use, our dream rooms, etc.  It was kinda like an interactive, personalized scrapbook, and for me (being only 4 at the time), it helped me remember my old house and made the transition a little easier.  You could make something like that and use your old licence plate to bind it.

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2004 11:35:34 PM »

hey all.. havent been on here in a while..  been feeling the need to make something lately but i've been lacking inspiration..

anyways, a couple of days ago, i had to change the liscense plates on my car (which sucks because i'd just about gotten my old plate numbers memorized Sad) but i kept the old plates because i figured surely i could do something with them, make something out of them..

i dont want to hang them on the wall or anything like that - i just dont think it would look right unless i had a lot of them, and since i only have the two, i think it would look tacky..

so, if any of you happen to read this and it sparks an idea, please post it. i'd really appreciate it Cheesy

thanks ever so much,


« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2004 08:19:34 AM »

Don't remember where, but I've seen people use license plates to make notebook or album covers and to make purses.  For the notebook, you can either cut the plate in half to use as covers, or bend into a |_| shape for a smaller book.  Or use both to make a bigger one.  Use an awl or metal punch for the holes.

You could use them to make planters or votive holders, too.
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2004 11:25:37 AM »

someone on here made a purse out of one....


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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2004 07:09:56 PM »

You could send them to me! lol..you could hang them on your wall as 'decorative wall ornaments' if you have boring walls like i do. Or you could make a car collage. get a peice of cardborad/thick paper and collage cars or signs n stuff then stick the licence plate in the middle and hang it on your wall for all to enjoy! hehe..just a thought..

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2004 07:51:53 PM »

make bookends bend it like l_l and like it would rap the 2 end books
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2004 07:10:23 AM »

I made a cd book.  Cut the plate in half and drill two holes close to the cut edge on each half.  YOu can buy cd sleeves from t@rget.  Attach everything together with loose leaf binder rings. I used a piece of cord elastic tied through the original bolt holes in the back half of the plate to hold the book shut.  Seems to work pretty well and is way cute.  I would post pics but my camera is broken  Cry
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2004 04:55:11 PM »

You could get a big box, make it into a toy car and stick on the lisence plates! So fun! I like the idea of sticking them on your wall

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