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Uses For Colored Aluminium Foil

After Christmas 2015, my local grocer put a lot of holiday items on sale. One was colored aluminum foil. The original price was around 4 dollars. They were marked down to 50 cents. I bought a couple rolls of the silver and a couple rolls of the gold.
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I've had them for a year and still haven't figured a good way to use them. Even at 50 cents, they're no bargain unless I do use them. Anybody have any suggestions, other than the obvious gift wrapping?

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December 30, 20161 found this helpful

The colored aluminum foil could be used for wrapping home made bake goods for special occasions such a birthdays, visits to an elderly person, church activities. A cardboard pizza round could be covered with the foil to hold a cake or pie to take to a function that you would not have to have your serving dish returned.

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December 30, 20161 found this helpful

Cover old records or cds with it and use to repel birds and other animals from the garden.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

Interesting - This I have never seen...

I give plant cuttings to anyone who shows an interest and have many times covered an ugly container with regular aluminum foil and just cautioned the recipient to remove the foil as they could drown their plant if kept too long.

I know you give away a lot of cuttings so maybe once in a while this would work.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

Sweet!

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

You and I, and those like us, are nice people, aren't we. Like Johnny Appleseed, we spread goodness here, there, and about.

I wish I knew someone willing to part with some cuttings from a white Knockout rose. I bought a red for cutting stock and now I have about 15. I want to mass plant red, pink, and white. I don't care for the red alone. It's not that pretty.

14 dollars is too much to pay for a small rose bush. Knockout roses have no scent. There's nothing special about the bloom. Except for its constant bloom and disease resistance, it doesn't have much going for it. So, 14 dollars is too much.

Maybe I'll try Freecycle, again. I'm bound to luck up, sometime. And I always offer a plant or two in return.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

My daughter has a small area of red and pink Knockout roses and they look nice - I am not going to mention the white - she would be on the road tomorrow - plant hunting.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

I would say for gift wrapping or around flower pots or for baked goods to give away

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

I don't bake much. I do like the tip about the pots.

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December 31, 20160 found this helpful

Cover a picture frame, scrunching it all around. Then, once it is well-pressed in, burnish it with black or brown shoe polish to create a unique antique look. Or, using the same idea, scrunch it around old round Styrofoam/glass/plastic Christmas ornaments. Cover an old shoe or boot and insert a flowering plant inside and set out on a porch or deck. Tie a waterproof ribbon around it.

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December 31, 20160 found this helpful

My, Anne,

I'm glad I bought to rolls of each.

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January 14, 20170 found this helpful

Add it to boiling water to clean silver jewelry , fold it over a few times to add thickness and use it to sharpen scissors (just keep cutting the foil repeatedly ), use it for cookie sheets instead of Pam, use it to wrap items being placed in freezer and lastly you can cover furniture with it and modpodge.

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January 16, 20170 found this helpful

The table is beautiful. If I hadn't seen a picture of it, I wouldn't have believed it.

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April 8, 20170 found this helpful

I would use them on paper plates for parties to make it look shinny and pretty

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

why not just use them for food? I always need foil for food.

They can obviously be used for many interesting and decorative purposes, but you would have to seal it with some sort of epoxy or matte acrylic product because it would fray easily.

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