House Stuff

Posted by: Anonymous

House Stuff - Thu Apr 19 2001 04:34 PM

Does anyone have ideas for making things from around the house?

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: House Stuff - Thu Apr 19 2001 08:53 PM

Do you mean crafts?


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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: House Stuff - Fri Apr 20 2001 03:14 PM

pretty much, yeah.........
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: House Stuff - Fri Apr 20 2001 09:15 PM

Got any of those old Mrs. Butterworths bottles laying around? I remember a few craft ideas for those. Then there,s always the old idea of turning soup and soda and beer cans into planters and pencil holders. Anything in particular your looking for?


You can rock a cradle, but you can't rock a casbah!

Posted by: ladymacb29

Re: House Stuff - Thu May 03 2001 05:05 PM

I can make a magazine into a Christmas angel... Just fold each of the pages down so it makes a little triangle, spray paint and put a styrofoam ball on the top for the head.
Posted by: JoJo2

Re: House Stuff - Thu May 03 2001 05:20 PM

I made a lamp and used some of my old books. I bought the parts for the lamp and drilled a hole through the books vertically for the base to go through and a horizontally in the bottom book for the cord to go through. It's pretty cool looking. I can also fan the books out for a different look.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: House Stuff - Sat May 05 2001 11:05 PM

That's a good one Jojo, I've recently taken to making lamps out of those wire spools you get from the hardware stores, I did a couple of lighthouse ones that came out pretty neat looking, and a few that look like giant spools of thread! I'm currently experimenting with turning one into a revolving spice rack, and another one into a birdhouse.


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Posted by: JoJo2

Re: House Stuff - Mon May 07 2001 09:42 AM

scibug you are indeed a talented one. You will have to share your tips on how to make some of these cool lamps. Have you ever made your own clocks from items around the house? A friend of mine made one from a record album and it's really easy to do.

I took an old head board that had three nooks to put odds and ends in and added a lower shelf and made a bookcase out of it. I marblized (sp) it and I was pleased with the results.

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: House Stuff - Wed May 09 2001 11:14 PM

How to best explain this:? First, if the Spool in question is large enough with a large hole, you can easily slide it onto a pre-existing lamp base (Available at your local craft store) and decorate it to your taste. I like nautical themes, so I wraped the body of the spool with rope, then I bought a lighthouse cutout, painted it, and attached it to the spool. I finished it off with some sand that I glued to the base to give it that beach look.

For smaller spools with smaller holes, I got the lamp parts at a hardware store, and assembled them according to instructions I got from a wireing/electronics book. for the "feet" of the lamp, I used those wooden craft balls fixed to the bottom with a strong epoxy. Decorate in a similar fashion.

I've always been better at showing than telling. Let me know if this does'nt make any sense!


You can rock a cradle, but you can't rock a casbah!