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« on: August 12, 2012 12:08:29 PM »

Howdy folks!
Last night, I was going through my bookmarks and saw this adorable polymer clay storage box: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Polymer-Clay-Box/
I was inspired but there were two problems:
1. The box is too small.
2. I don't have any polymer clay.
Looking around at what I did have, I picked up a shoe box, 8 empty tea light cups (the metal container that's left over after you burn the candle), a paper towel tube, and red hockey tape.
The finished product:

In progress:

I cut the tube into slices and hot glued them to the inside of the containers to give more stability. I hot glued the containers upside down to the top of the box then taped the whole darn thing!
The hockey tape gives it much more texture than an actual lego would have with almost a velvety feeling. I think I would actually prefer it this way because it balances the sleek style of my other living room accessories and I know it'll never slip out of my hands!
C&C welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012 10:33:01 PM »

That's a super resourceful and creative idea!  I love using stuff that's just laying around the house, plus it's just as cute as the expensive Lego containers that I've seen at various stores.  Great!

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012 11:11:29 PM »

Lovely box. Looks so good and it is great that you made it from what you had lying around.

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012 09:43:39 AM »

Very nice work.  What is hockey tape and where do you find it?  Does it only come in one color?

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012 06:43:53 PM »

What a super cool idea!! It really turned out looking just like a lego!! Great job and thank you for sharing how you made it.

« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012 06:38:46 PM »

Hockey tape is the tape that hockey players use to add grip to their hockey sticks for better puck control. Sometimes they also use it to hold their socks up. Tongue
It comes in basic rainbow colours plus black, white, and brown, but you probably won't find it in aquamarine or pink.
If you live anywhere that people play ice hockey, field hockey, or street hockey, it shouldn't be too hard to get your hands on some coloured, textured tape.
Hope that helps.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012 08:00:54 PM »

So creative!!  Really looks great.  My son would love this for his Legos! Cheesy
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012 02:43:30 PM »

Really like this idea . I am moving house next week and starting up my crafting again . This project is an awesome idea for a little boys bedroom . I have four girls that aren't into lego , but I will keep this project in mind . Really nice Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013 05:46:33 AM »

WHOA too bad I just threw away all my shoeboxes! Sad(

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013 01:34:31 PM »

What a great storage box for a kids room as well, not just for us big kids.

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