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Older windows might need to be insulated to save energy. Rather than purchase expensive insulation kits try using bubble wrap. This is a guide about insulate windows with bubble-wrap.
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By maphisx7 from Gordonsville, VA
That is a great idea. A few weeks ago when our church was having a yard sale we had many vases donated and several of like new silk and plastic flowers really nice ones So I wanted to sell both the vases and flowers. I had no bubble wrap but did use colored tissue paper from the Sunday school room to put into the vases used a color that would bring out a color in some of the flowers they all went but one. Charged 1.00 for both vase and flowers, was 9 of them and that one we can use in the dining area when we have our monthly church supper.
I use bubble wrap as the liner in my veggie drawers in the refrigerator. Veggies keep better and when they get soiled just toss and replace. This lets air circulate better too.
I love long hot baths, but even though I have an older and roomier bathtub the valve around the faucet still drains off the water and lowers the water level. I have found that I can stop up that drain by stopping it with squares of bubble wrap. I push them into the holes on either side and there is some left over, so they are quite easily taken out so now I can enjoy a nice FULL bath at home.
By pamphyila from L.A., CA
I run this as an activity at playgroup: bubble wrap tentacles of a giant squid. Great for kids age 2 - 8 yrs. Just add bubble wrap, acrylic paint, paper and kids.
Save that bubble wrap you get in packages! It's pricey if you have to buy it and it really does come in handy for all sorts of packing things to mail, even packing up little delicate objects.
I use to garden in Coquille, OR. The weather really fluctuates. I grew veggies and herbs in those big black containers. I wrapped the outside of containers in bubble wrap-sealed with a glue gun. It maintained a more even temperature for the plants.
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Spray paint one side in different colors, especially metallics like gold or silver. It makes a great substitute for tissue paper in a gift bag!
Instead of sponge painting my dining room window boxs, I used bubble wrap instead. It took on a different look, being that I overlayed it with 2 colors.
If your angry instead of hurting yourself squeeze the bubble wrap
You can put it on your car door so when someone next to you opens their door they won't scratch or dent your car.
When I get packages in the mail, companies tend to use lots of bubble wrap for wrapping the item(s). So far, I have a shopping bag of it. I would hate to throw it out.
By Jerry S. from Oscoda, MI