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« on: December 08, 2012 07:47:32 AM »

So I eat a lot of those little boxes of 'sushi' you get at Tesco (I know, I know, dreadfully over packaged Sad ).

Each box comes with its own little mini fish-shaped bottle of soy sauce, for those of your who aren't familiar, they look something like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/haiku_girl/5693818779/ and come in two sizes: that one, and a slightly bigger one.

Being the massive hoarder that I am I've saved a few of them (and cleaned them out first, of course :p) thinking that there's bound to be something cool I can do with them, they're pretty cute, I think.
Of course now I just need an idea as to what to actually do with them.

I initially thought of maybe colouring them on the inside (PVA glue and paint, maybe some glitter type of thing) and stringing them up with some fairy lights, you know, with a bulb in each one (fish fairy lights! Cheesy) but sadly I think the neck of the fish is too small for that Sad

Any ideas, anybody? Or am I just hoarding a bunch of plastic trash for no good reason? :p
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012 08:18:04 AM »

That is flippin' adorable! What about making like...weird jewelery out of them?? Are they too big to be made into dangly-style earrings? The larger ones could be used in necklaces, maybe... Keychains? I think they're cute for their intended purpose; you could reuse them for bento boxes, or find out if a Mom or co-worker is looking for tiny condiment holders...
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012 04:33:18 PM »

Are you sure the mouth is too small for a light?  I like that idea, and wonder, if the mouth is too small, if you could take a heat tool and using the tip, widen the hole enough to take a small LED light?

« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012 07:38:19 PM »

I found a bag of these at the drug store a few years ago and had to have them.  the only thing I've used them for as yet is ear drops, they work great!

to make lights, you wouldn't need a heat tool, just cut off the neck and force the light in.  You could alternatively cut openings in other parts of the fish to insert a bulb.  But the cords for standard teensy lights would kind of overpower the fish.  Maybe find a battery-operated strand?  Then you could wear them as well as decorate with them.

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013 03:28:39 PM »

This? http://sisteroutlaws.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/keeping-christmas-eco-recycled-sushi.html

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013 05:53:27 AM »

Susie in the Sky, you were reading my mind. I've never seen these. Now wanting to buy some sushi. What is a Tesco?

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013 08:42:59 AM »

Tesco is a major supermarket chain in the UK, known for it's cheapness.

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013 03:54:45 PM »

Thanks, maybe I can get a partner sometime to send me some. LOL, Oh, that's right I'm destashing.

I would use the food coloring too, cut shapes in a box and backlight would be pretty, especially a slightly opaque blue glass. Love little things like this.

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013 06:21:50 PM »

I would use a push pin and poke a hole in  the caps. You can buy screw-eyes if you want and put them into the caps. Then you can fill them with food colouring &water to make a colourful mobile. If you can't find screw eyes, just string a bead under the caps for support.

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