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Miscellaneous "Things you can do with ... "Don't throw that out! You can make something with it! This is where we put the ideas that don't seem to go anywhere else. If we get enough of one idea, we put it on its own page, so be sure to check over here for more ideas!
RECYCLE ANYTHING:
Wooden Figure Key Hangers - Great gift idea!
Easy Gold Leaf
Recycle Yard Sale Items With Decoupage
BABY WIPE CONTAINERS:
I use old baby wipe containers as a Kleenex holder for the car. I got really tired of all those smashed up boxes and dirtied tissues in the car whenever I needed them, so I took an empty baby wipes container, washed and dried it and cut a rectangle with rounded edges in the lid. Then I just stuff the tissues in the box (they are a wee bit longer than most wipes boxes, but they do hold a full box of tissues). That way they always stay clean and since the lid clicks down, tissues don't fall out everywhere! Contributed by Lynne
BLEACH BOTTLES:
Santa & Mrs. Santa
Witch for Halloween
BROWN PAPER BAGS:
Brown Paper Reindeer
Easy Brown Paper Valentine Pin
Book Covers - We use them for in school is BOOKCOVERS. The thing about using paper bags for bookcovers is you can decorate them any way you like. You can also decoupage them. Have fun with this idea. Contributed by Malea M
BUTTONS:
Heart-Shaped Button Pin - Cut a heart shape out of old strong carboard boxes. Cut and glue strands of different coloured pearls around the outside of heart shape (I recyle old necklaces for this as well). Make a pattern like a quilt with the buttons on top of the carboard anyway you want. Larger buttons glued first than small ones, use small pearls, gold pieces, little bits of lace or ribbon, use your imagination to create. Sizes can vary from 2 inch heart to 3 or 4 inch heart. Use buttons off of clothes of ones you love or just hunt for Vintage buttons. They are wonderful. Glue a pin back on back of heart and your signature and you're done. Theme buttons work really well - we have a pet goose and I found a button in the shape of a goose. Contributed by Diane, Diane@islandmicro.com
Valentine's Day Button Lady Pin
LIGHT BULBS:
Lightbulb Santa Claus
Lightbulb Mrs Claus
LIGHT BULB BOXES:
Design patterns - The corrugated cardboard light bulb boxes make great and interesting designs on home made cards. On the corrugated side, use cookie cutters to trace on patterns and cut. Decorate (run over a stamp pad, put glue in the ridges and sprinkle with glitter or paint) then glue the smooth side to the front of a card. This is a lot cheaper than buying corrugated paper or die cuts. Contributed by Christine, POOPEEDOG@aol.com
MOUSE PADS:
Decorate Bathroom Scales - I used my old mouse pad for my bath scales. I first painted my scales with enamel paint to match my bathroom. Then I took my old mouse pad, cut it in two, and then rounded the corners where I cut them. I then glued the cut pieces where your feet go on the scales, and then I decoupaged a nice napkin that matched my decor in the bathroom, then I put on a sealer, it turned out nice. Contributed by Ms. Jerry McGinnis, craftylady1@worldnet.att.net
POP CANS / SODA CANS:
Soda Can Snowman
PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS:
Make a Kite - from the Thinking Fountain.
PRINGLES CANS:
Cowboy Hat Stand
STYROFOAM MEAT TRAYS:
Styrofoam Tray Printing
YOGURT CONTAINERS:
Mr. Grasshead
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