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Post by lyndaejane on Wed 5 Jan 2011 - 15:22

Lorraine has kindly opened this up so we can post some ideas for making gifts and things from recycled stuff, in this age of straightened finances.

If you have any ideas, please open a new thread so that we can all share.

Thanks.

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Post by Guest on Wed 5 Jan 2011 - 20:38

I will keep my eyes open for some ideas, i aready salvage anything that others throw away.

yesterday i salvaged a 'whey powder' tub. I had washed it out and hubby asked what i was going to use it for, i looked around for an excuse...i mean unmissable opportunity lol and spotted 3 used batteries on the sill, so i just turned and blagged my way throught the suggestion that i use it to make a 'used battery collection station' cor he was impressed... Twisted Evil

so, i have talked myself into usiing my Cricut machine to make a label and decoration for it...lol

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Post by Guest on Wed 5 Jan 2011 - 20:54

Good idea - perhaps we could have one of Lorraine's
challenges ?

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Post by Bead Queen - Carol on Wed 5 Jan 2011 - 22:40

An online friend of mine showed me this site the other week... How to make your own padded envelopes. She made some from some glossy magazines she had lurking around.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=264781.0 (hope its ok to pop the link in)

I thought it a great way of using up left over christmas or birthday wrapping paper. Maybe you could use it to make your padded envelopes for the next christmas or birthday gifts.

I am looking for one to make boxes to put my made jewellery items in, and gift boxes, so if i find any i will let you know.

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Post by Bead Queen - Carol on Wed 5 Jan 2011 - 22:44

sp01goat wrote:I will keep my eyes open for some ideas, i aready salvage anything that others throw away.

yesterday i salvaged a 'whey powder' tub. I had washed it out and hubby asked what i was going to use it for, i looked around for an excuse...i mean unmissable opportunity lol and spotted 3 used batteries on the sill, so i just turned and blagged my way throught the suggestion that i use it to make a 'used battery collection station' cor he was impressed... Twisted Evil

so, i have talked myself into usiing my Cricut machine to make a label and decoration for it...lol

Lmao, Sue, that sounds soooo much like me pmsl!

Hubby chucks anything and everything away, but i like to keep useful tubs/boxes etc to use for other things. In fact i was in the same situation the other week, he bunged something in the bin that i had in mind to make/reuse and he said 'Its rubbish, what do you want it for?' So i instantaneously thought up what i was going to use it for and he said 'Oh, Ok' hehehe.

I hate to throw away things that can be re-used.

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Post by Guest on Wed 5 Jan 2011 - 23:22

At Christmas I used several boxes I had covered to put new
pressies in. When I did a car boot last summer, I covered several
tubs and put chipboard shapes/letters in them to sell. I recycle many
things including old cards that I recycle into postcards for my comping.

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Post by gingerjo on Mon 10 Jan 2011 - 22:55

My pill packet pocket would fit in here very well.

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Post by Guest on Mon 10 Jan 2011 - 23:10

I made sewing pin/needle holder out of oxo boxes. Just cover them in nice patterned paper .... stuff em full of stuffing - could be shredded material. Cover the bump at the top with fabric and stick pins in - voila !

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Post by Bead Queen - Carol on Mon 10 Jan 2011 - 23:55

gingerjo wrote:My pill packet pocket would fit in here very well.

Did you post pics of this after Jo? I really like the sound of it.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Tue 11 Jan 2011 - 8:06

Bead Queen - Carol wrote:
gingerjo wrote:My pill packet pocket would fit in here very well.

Did you post pics of this after Jo? I really like the sound of it.

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yes she did hun, here. It's gorgeous!

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 11 Jan 2011 - 15:20

You're right, Jo - the pill packet would be just right here. Also, Cal, your pincushion - and that might prompt people to suggest other containers that could be used. Have seen them made from allsorts.

Thanks, girls - and keep 'em coming!

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