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« on: October 19, 2010 06:43:45 AM »

I picked up two, old screen doors from a "free bin" at a yard sale.  I just KNEW something cool could be done with them, but I'm now at a loss. 

I did some googlin' but none of the ideas I could tripped my trigger.  Any ideas?  I thought about using the screen as a cross stitch "fabric" but I think the holes are too big and the "in between" is too small. 

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010 05:42:20 AM »

I liked the idea you had. Just get a cheap embroidery hoop, and put a piece of your mesh on it (like you would with fabric) and use either yarn or use more plys of the embroidery floss together. Since embroidery is a grid system, enter the pixelate mama challenge Wink

Since this is also Halloween time, you can cut your mesh into strips and sew it like fabric for creepy/sexy tutus.

How about creeping them up for Halloween - apply some glue and spiders & black /white yarn sewn thru the mesh to look like spider webs. Good prop!....wish I had me some of those Wink

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010 02:39:20 PM »

Hinge together and add peg board to the screen area and you have yourself a display area for craft shows. 
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010 07:15:49 AM »

Such nifty ideas! That would be such a perfect display for earrings and other jewelry, even paintings and anything else! I might use that advice at a later day. Mental note!

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010 01:39:23 PM »

I think you could totally cross-stitch onto the mesh! Just use a yarn that is large enough to fill the holes comfortably and it should look awesome Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011 11:45:06 PM »

What if you hinged them together to make a screen for inside, or even add a third. A great way to seperate areas but have privacy. You could use new screen fabirc, keep the old, or even use fabric or cork board in the openings to make different looks or uses.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011 01:07:05 PM »

If you want to cut them up, you can make fun little drawstring bags that are perfect for collecting rocks, shells, and other fun things that might be dirty. The dirt will sift through the mesh leaving only the treasures behind.

If you decide to try to make handmade paper, I like to use old screen windows to lay my wet paper out on to dry.

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