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« on: November 04, 2008 06:38:34 AM »

I found this on a blog and loved it so much I grabbed the picture and totally forgot where I got it from...It's not that complicated so the difficulty shouldn't be that bad...Though I did wonder if anyone has any good tips for what materials to use. I was thinking initially to use a foam base and then just make stuffed tines with batting and sew the whole thing together piece by piece...Thoughts?

I think it could be a toothbrush as well, mounted on the wall with the thingys sticking out.

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008 06:48:55 AM »

Furniture foam and fabric Huh Maybe a stabilizer for the foam that stands up. I am guessing here.

« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008 07:21:15 AM »

I second that. I don't think batting will be sturdy enough to stand up. It will wind up flat and lumpy after too much love. Furnature foam for sure. However, that tends to be wicked expensive.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008 08:32:02 AM »

I agree that batting will not hold up. You should use furniture foam but maybe you can mine it out of a discarded sofa instead of getting it new?  Undecided Is that too icky?

I bet you can just glue the blue posts into the base instead of sewing them in.

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008 09:08:21 AM »

i think you should use those "pool noodle" thingies, covered with batteing and sewn slip over the top--they had them at the dollar store, they have enough body to stand up okay, but still be flexible...and a lot cheaper than that much foam, i would guess.  of course, it's sort of off season for those right now, but that's my take on it!  what a fun looking project!  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008 10:06:15 AM »

You know those swimming tubes that float in the pool. I wonder if you could use those?  I would be cheaper than batting and would be flexable enough.  Just the first thing that popped into my mind when I looked at it. You could cover the tubes with batting and make a cloth sleeve.  Hope you post your finished project.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008 11:18:35 AM »

i haven't priced them, so i don't know what's cheaper, but there is also foam insulation for piping that they sell by the yard at home depot kinds of places...that could go inside instead of pool noodles, or whatever they're called...

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008 12:19:51 PM »

Definitely use the pool noodles! They would work perfectly and can be covered in fabric. I live in texas and they sell them year round here.. however you may have to wait till summer to get some =(
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008 05:49:13 PM »

If i were trying to make that i would make a wooden base, and put at least one egg-crate bed thingy in it. then for the legs i would use pool noodles. it would be pretty easy to make pillow-case-like casings for them and then leave the bottom edge long to sew them all together to the egg-crate
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008 05:52:09 PM »

I thought pool noodles when i saw the photo, but i think that pipe insulators, what annette was talking about, would be cheaper, and you could make it more comfy and squishy!

if you made it into a toothrbush, you should totally make a matching floss! that would be awesome!!!!!!

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