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By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
You can keep hemming tape, ribbon, lace, crochet thread, rickrack or just about anything linear and small/flat/round and keep it safe. Label the front or sides and either stack on a shelf, put in a drawer, or hang from a pegboard.
If you don't use that much tape, ask the local plumbers to keep them for you when they are done. Their plumbers tape is in the same dispenser. Once, I even found them at the local big box store for .25 each!
Anyone else have a great idea for these little gems?
By Sandra from Salem, OR
It could take anywhere between an hour and a few days depending on how much time you have, how detailed you want it to be and how many interruptions you get!
Apologies if you have started already!
All I did for that bit was glue a strip of the same paper I used for the "skin" of the drum, the length of an A4 sheet and trimmed to fit. Then decorated with Texta, and another lot of my trusty old nail varnish! My partner has very wisely suggested using ribbon, and I may try that next time.
This is a fairly fragile object. If you put a lot of time into it and have become quite attached (not by way of glue I hope!) to it, I would not recommend giving it to children. Similarly, it has small pieces, so, in-case of breakage, I would not recommend letting small children play with it. Also any rowdy friend/partner you might have that has a tendency to "test" things, a little too hard, would be well advised to stay clear.
All that being said, if you tap very gently, it does make a lovely noise that would work well with a microphone, and when shaken becomes a very nice rattle.
By Banshee from Tasmania, Australia