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#1 of 8 Old 04-25-2006, 10:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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www.craftster.org

On the one hand, there are fabulous ideas for creative and cheap storage solutions. Boxes made from old magazines, bookends from water bottles, crates from those CD jewel cases you don't need anymore because you've put all your CDs into a binder... etc etc etc

However, anytime someone points out a use for something that would have been thrown away, it can become harder to get rid of my own junk.

So approach the website with caution. The site is good, it contains fantastic and fabulous ideas. The site is bad, it contains fantastic and fabulous ideas.
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heh.

I just threw out a bunch of stuff that *could* have been reused somehow.

But I've become more picky. There are only so many projects I can handle so I only keep what really inspires me.

It can be very hard to say no but I have to or my basement and garage would be overwhelmed with "treasure"
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Yeah, I've been just getting ideas for stuff I can do with what I already have to solve problems instead of going out and buying something new. Also ideas on how to make things I already own and use and want/need to keep prettier and/or more functional.

But then, I've got my craft stuff organized and corralled into a limited space and I'm pretty good about using my current supplies for a project and only buying stuff like glue when it runs out.
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Oooooh - so very dangerous - I just bookmarked it!
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Something else to keep in mind. The great thing with using "found" objects is they are in fact easy to find. You don't have to have them in your house to be able to do a nifty project.

Also, project first, materials second. Have something in mind to make and then figure out what materials you'll use to make it.
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i am in love with that site. Thank you so much!
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I love craftster!
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Heh. Just today I was washing out yogurt containers for recycling and said to myself 'hey, maybe I should save these to start some seedlings in' and then remembered that oh WAIT, I've NEVER gardened in my LIFE.

Cool Site, looks like it might have some fun projects for kids too - always great to find something you can engage them with without having to go buy $30 in materials.

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