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Sew a few bags together to make a 3 1/2' x 6' rectangle. It can be used as a moisture barrier under bedrolls or sleeping bags. A 7' x 6' rectangle can be folded in half to cover both the underneath and top of a bedroll; helps block moisture and wind.
I used lots of old china and tea pots etc. Last year several of my tea pots and cups broke even though they were in a storage bin outside. I live in Michigan. Anyone else have this happen? How do I know what can stay out over the winter? I hate to make and sell stuff if it's gonna fall apart.
I have a lot of empty Kool-Aid Jammers drink pouches. All have been washed. I was saving them to make stuff out of, but I have more punches than I have free time. I'd love to sell some to buy the kids' school stuff with. Anyone know where I can sell some?
I am trying to find the directions to make crosses out of bread ties. I have seen them on line, but there are no instructions. Can anyone offer any help?
I have some tall Pringles cans. I saved them for a specific purpose, but the church is not able to use them. I hate to toss them in the trash. Any ideas as to craft uses would be wonderful. I will be using 3 for bird seed feeders, but that leaves over 50!
I have a ton of the hard plastic rings that stores use to hang scarfs up. Does anyone have any ideas how to use them in crafts?
I'd like to help my children make a recycled object that is both cute and takes little time. I want to use paper or cardboard. My boys are doing this project, so nothing frilly or pink. One son is in the 1st grade.
What can I make from a red fur Christmas sock with white fur around the top besides little girl purses?
How I can have them send to me, instead of recoiled or put in garbage?
I want to know how to make the hats. I made the purse and the change purse. Now I want to make hats.
I would like to know how to make a bag or hat out of bread bags.
I use dryer lint in a cardboard egg carton and drizzle old candle wax from scented candles that have lost their fragrance. Once it has cooled, I cut the sections of egg cradles to separate and put in a ziplock to keep dry.
I'm a blanket and comforter hoarder. I need something to do with them. Any ideas on reusing and maybe selling them? Some have bad places on them, but still quite a bit left to reuse. Help me please. Thanks
Does anyone have picture of finished dogs? I do need complete detailed instructions. I have over 20 milk jugs saved and I'm ready.
We have lots of magazines and I would love to make something out of them with my granddaughter. Any ideas?
My computer has a heavy duty security system and will not allow the instructions for making plarn. Could someone email the directions to me directly? I have a lot of bags and would like to knit some outdoor rugs and chair seats. I have 8 feral cats who love sitting on my cushions....
How should I secure the top jug to the 'body' jug so the wind can't blow the top away? A good glue that is waterproof? What kind?
I am looking for crafts using bingo dauber caps. They are solid colours and rounded. They have to be good for something, but what?
I am searching for the name and instructions of a craftwork which is comprised of acrylic sheeting either side of recycled cards or paper formed into several templates.
Don't throw away old sweaters. Recycle them! I have even bought them at thrift stores to recycle. Most projects can be done in under an hour.
I am looking for instructions to make milk jugs into Snoopy dogs in a chorus line. Years ago I made just such a yard display and it was a big hit, but now, many years later, I can not remember how I attached the head to the body so it wouldn't be blown off.
How do you make a lighthouse out of Popsicle sticks? Step by step instructions would be great, thanks!
I have quite a few empty Folgers Instant containers, in different sizes. I just love the shape.I'm looking for suggestions on different ways to decorate and utilize these containers.
I have a lot of the small bags that sheets come in from Wal-Mart, they snap and some have elastic. I would like to know if anyone has a craft idea to use them for.