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« on: November 14, 2004 08:05:52 AM »

I went out to eat at a local Chinese resturant and decided to look in the attatched market. Well, it was full of Chinese foods that I couldn't read since most of the labels were in Chinese characters! No one in there really spoke English, either, so I decided to not buy any of the Chinese candies.... I never eat things if I don't know what it's called and what's in it. On my way out, I saw a stack of Chinese newpapers. I figured they were free since they were in between two doors... that's usually where buisnesses stash the free papers. So, I picked two of them up and have yet to find a good use. I was thinking of wrapping some gifts in chinese newsprint along with a food carton and a fortune cookie. So anyway, any other crafty suggestions would be greatly welcomed!
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2004 08:12:09 AM »

You could use them for decoupaging onto something.  Or you could shred them into strips for packaging material.  Cover a notebook with it.  Use sections with really small print to make paper beads, or paper stars.  Cover a picture frame with it. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2004 09:48:02 AM »

I covered one of my binders w. chinese newspaper.. and I added two lil origami hearts.  Then I covered it with clear packing tape.  Tons of compliments @ school Smiley

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Wall Paper! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2004 07:56:34 AM »

Oooh... looking at this has given me an idea.... how rad would it be to make an obi from this? (Obi= the "belt" on a kimono) I think I've just been staring at my (obi-less) kimono for too long...

How about using packing tape to make a belt? or a bracelet, or choker? hair bows? Might be cute if you're into EGL style....

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2005 01:27:32 AM »

i saw a beautiful project on this site:
the idea ia to decoupage the base of the lamp with chinese newspapers, i have the picture of it saved in my computer, i will put it at the end of the my reply.
i have another nice idea (i think i saw it on a website named: www bhg.com
, get a piece of blackpaper then cut from the newspaper letters to the word "joy" or any other word you like"love, sky, free...etc.", then put it in a nice frame and you will have a beautiful little picture
since the newspapers are in black and white you can make a present topiary from a combination of colors black and white, you can decoupage a present box with the newspapers then another box with black paper, then add a bright color to the combination to liven the topiary(like red, orange or lime green),make the last box in that color or from newspapers also ,then wrap the whole gifts with a ribbon having the same bright color you have chosen, then add accessories to match the colors toy have
i hope you will find the suggestions useful to you, and let us hear about your latest inventions
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2005 12:33:19 PM »

Ugh, I tried to  post my Chinese wallets but it said I already posted.  It's not here tho so I have no idea what's going on.  These things are really cool, maybe I should try to post here instead and see if it will work.  I don't mean to butt into someone else's post but they don't make it easy.  Hopefully a link will appear this time. Somebody please let me know if this link works.   Linda in Santa Cruz, CA


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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2005 02:19:39 PM »

Wow... bokjoy, those are amazing!
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2005 11:26:05 AM »


I saw this wallet the other day and saved the shortcut on my computer.  I think it's really cool!

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