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Best Bonding Agent for cardboard to Plastic liter bottles?

I spraypainted some 2 liter bottles to make kids' rocket jet packs. I am wanting to bond a piece of cardboard onto the back (later with elastic loops for arm loops) that will do it very quickly* as this will be during an activity with 40 kids. [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon on May 31, 2014 - 17 answers

what do to with fancy beer bottles

I've got some heavy, fancy beer bottles, like this, at home. Throwing them out is a waste, and there is no deposit. What can I do with them?
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 4, 2013 - 11 answers

How to support 90" countertop in sewing room?

How can/should I best support a 90" span of countertop, in a room where we want to do sewing, crafts, and schoolwork? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Nov 10, 2013 - 12 answers

What things cannot be made by machine?

For example knitting can be duplicated by machine, but crocheted items can only be made by hand. I'm curious, are there other things that cannot be duplicated by machine?
posted by patheral on Oct 8, 2013 - 24 answers

Can I make my own glass earrings?

I work as an air conditioning mechanic, and with my head stuck in operating electrical machines all day I have a mind to switch to non-conductive earrings. I have 6ga or 4mm earrings. I used to have a pair of glass earrings but they eventually broke when I dropped them. Is there any reason I should not use glass stirring rods to make a new set of glass earrings? I am assuming I can use a torch or buns en burner to bend them and finish the ends.
posted by Naib on Sep 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me find an easy craft project for 3rd graders

Could someone suggest an easy holiday craft project (less than 30 minutes) for a 3rd grade class to complete during their holiday party? [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Dec 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Building circles....

Is it possible to make a pop-up card without the pixellated look? I have searched Google to no avail. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Dec 15, 2012 - 4 answers

What kind of pillow is NOT going to compress over time to become a sad, flat pancake pillow?

I want to buy square pillow forms and make the covers myself. I want the forms to be at least 16" but larger is better. The cushions will be used by heavy people for lower back support or for head support when lying down in the couch. What sort of pillow is NOT going to compress over time to become a sad, flat pancake pillow? Assume a complete lack of knowledge regarding pillow ingredients, brands, types and sources. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 28, 2012 - 5 answers

No elbow macaroni please...

Seeking your ideas for free or inexpensive crafts for adults that can be completed within 2-3 hours with very little instruction required. Striving for a fun process and a pleasing end product. No worthless, ugly or junky, please. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Oct 24, 2012 - 34 answers

How to Run a Booth at a Fair

Have you ever manned a booth at a carnival, fair, or expo? I'm running a booth and selling items at a weekend fair that will benefit a volunteer organization. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 5, 2012 - 23 answers

Transfer images from paper to cloth

I like to draw. I like to embroider. Help me get my drawings on the fabric. [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Jul 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Mixed Media Art 101

I think I have fallen in love with mixed media arts and crafts! Help me do more of this! [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jul 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Miniature Chinese landscapes?

You know those miniature dioramas you sometimes find in Chinese restaurants, the ones made out of something like bamboo shavings (?), usually scenes of some trees, a bridge and a small temple or gazebo, set in a little glass box/frame? My Google-fu is weak - my young son is disappoint (he would love one for his birthday)... [more inside]
posted by progosk on May 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Sewing machine vibrations and Computer hard drives.

Can a mini sewing machine and iMac live happily on the same desk? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Mar 25, 2012 - 4 answers

how to set up kids business selling homemade crafts

a bunch of 4th graders want to raise money by selling crafts they make. I want to know more about this kind of kids business. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Jan 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Finding the right beads

I want to buy some craft beads for a friend in the USA (I'm in the UK), but don't know the exact type of beads she uses, or where's best to buy them from, and I don't want to ask her directly as it's a surprise. [more inside]
posted by emc on Dec 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Crayons and Paas tablets? Ist that all you've got?

I'm getting ready to dye Easter eggs with my kids, ages 7, 9, 11 and 14. Do you have any tips for decorating easter eggs? Our repertoire consists of using two colors, crayons, and putting on stickers. My google-fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Apr 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Crotchety Crocheter is Crotchety

Crochet-filter: Can you tell me how to make the edging of an afghan not be bunched up and stupid-looking? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Apr 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Who will take my wine bottle and make me a candle?

I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA. [more inside]
posted by bq on Jan 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Crochet blogs?

What are you favorite crochet blogs? They can include knitting and other crafts but crochet should definitely have a main part. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jan 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Fruit of My Loom

I think I would like to buy a loom. Yes, for weaving things. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Nov 29, 2010 - 16 answers

homemade bookmarks

How can I print and cut out 50 small round photographs to attach to bookmarks? [more inside]
posted by CheeseLouise on Nov 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Not handicrafts AGAIN!

I know we've got some fabulously crafty people hanging out on the Green. What have been some of your best appreciated, cheap Holiday projects? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Sep 21, 2010 - 47 answers

Recover a Three-Ring Binder

Anybody know of a tutorial for recovering a three-ring binder? [more inside]
posted by Srudolph on May 30, 2010 - 6 answers

70's Genie Bottles of DEATH!?

A bottle full of swirling, opaque, pearlescent liquid, that did not homogenize; how did we do that? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Dec 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Will putting cloth through a paper shredder kill the shredder?

I have old clothes, I have a paper shredder (confetti style), can the two come together and make stuffing for pillows? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Nov 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Woodworking without modern fasteners?

Where can I find woodworking plans or guides for creating outdoor furniture with a minimum of fasteners? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Too bad I don't have a vintage cat...

What should I do with this awesome vintage cat carrier? [more inside]
posted by kathrineg on Sep 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Recommendations for new and unusual crafts?

Knitting, crochet, beading, sewing.. what am I missing? Looking for some unusual craft techniques and projects. [more inside]
posted by psychostorm on Aug 18, 2009 - 36 answers

Don't get me wrong, clotheslines are great, but help me make one AWESOME!

Items weighing less than 1lb that make you think "WOW that's cool!" or "GOT to buy that!" on first glance? Catch: items already in your home or could do a bang-up job of creating in two weeks. [more inside]
posted by variella on May 27, 2009 - 16 answers

Where can I find light weight potatoes made of foam/plastic/etc?

Where can I find light weight potatoes made of foam/plastic/etc? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Nov 20, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I create something artsy for my walls?

DIY art/craft help with the gingko tree/leaf as inspiration. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Craft shops in London?

Please give me recommendations for craft stores in London, UK! Specifically: card making, optional: knitting and soap making/rebatching. Bonus points for locations around Oxford Street and/or easy access by tube! [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Oct 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Where to get bracelet making instructions (with a twist)?

CraftFilter: I want to make a bracelet designed around a ring, but I need instructions. [more inside]
posted by niles on Jun 17, 2008 - 7 answers

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