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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2009 12:00:10 AM »

Bottle cans are so much fun.  I save mine & cut them out in sheets.

You can make jewelry.  There are so many cute jewelry project made out of pop cans here. 

I run my pop cans through my Cuttlebug or Big Kick using the embossing folders to make beautiful backgrounds.  You can also cut neat shapes with them.  An old Red Sizzix is great for this too.  If you can get your hands on one at CraigsList, Freecycle, Garage Sale, etc....

Don't forget to save the tabs for cool scrapbook embellishments. 

Wooden Clothes Pins paint them up & use them to store ribbon.  Make cute dolls from them.  Alicia at http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/ Posie Gets Cozy makes the cutest Clothes Pin Dolls. 

Old spools make cute fairy & gnome furniture.  Little doll furniture for sweet tea parties.  Taken from when I was five. I am not five though any more.  Please, don't tell anybody. Smiley

I don't know about the rest but you have me thinking about saving Bottle caps. Smiley

I know the wine bottle was posted by InfiniteDreams but you could use those to make beautiful lights.  Type in Wine Bottle Lights at Google & be inspired. 


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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2009 10:53:09 AM »

Here's an idea for the tape dispenser. If you like poetry or have favorite quotes you can make a loooong stripe with a lot of them and put it on the roll. You can embellish the dispenser and keep it or give it as a beautiful present.

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009 11:55:34 AM »

Here's an idea for the tape dispenser. If you like poetry or have favorite quotes you can make a loooong stripe with a lot of them and put it on the roll. You can embellish the dispenser and keep it or give it as a beautiful present.

That is a really great idea!!

« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009 12:51:49 PM »

When I was a kid I had a book that had crafts with those clothes pins and wooden thread spools to make all sorts of toys and dolls. Sadly I never had those type and now I don't have the book, but I'm sure if you use your imagination you could come up with something cool.

As for the wine corks, the other day I saw a wreath of corks. Now I'm saving my corks, but I'm not too into wine so it may take years!

I'm also saving bottle caps (I have about 1000) to make a mosaic table with, so I know how it it collecting odd things!

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009 05:02:38 PM »

I like the bottlecap pincushions that someone else mentioned. They are uber cute and you can make like pincushion rings and such....  Smiley
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2009 04:35:33 PM »

The kids and I are going to make windchimes with our bottle caps.

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2009 05:21:01 PM »

I was just struck by another one of my odd ideas...
Would it be possible to drill a small hole through the head of each clothes pin and stick a Christmas light in it? I think if you stood them up on the ends you would get floating lights with a stripe of light coming from each one. Anyway, these are the things that pop into my head. Wink
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2009 04:05:02 PM »

the empthy tapedispenser kind of looks like a snail... could you paint it, mosaic, or something... just a thot
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2009 10:22:27 PM »

I collect plastic bottle caps too. This is what I made.  I was inspired by a basket my husband bought in Africa.  There is also a link to a pdf tutorial. 
I'll be thinking about ideas for tape dispensers.


« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2009 08:10:33 PM »

The tape dispenser shape is awesome now that you've cleaned all the tape and paper out of it!!!  Looks like a doll carriage--bet you could decorate it to resemble a baby buggy for a baby shower table decoration. Seems to be screaming for lots of ruffly ribbon or lace on it in the version in my head!


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