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Re-Purposing Old Things Into New
June 12, 2012
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brookdale
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You can also just use a sharp nail to make the holes. Post a pic for us when you’re done! It will be cute!

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

July 4, 2012
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Being farmers my DH and I are repurposing things also, his favorite is when he wears out a pair of jeans I use other old ones and put the backs of them on the new ones like Carharts. When he wears them out again they are usually done for.

I also use the pockets from the right side to make a new phone and camera holder for myself. I cut out the pocket and the waist band and sew the edges and add a flap over the small pocket, then I have a perfect holder for the phone and camera with belt.

A couple of years ago we needed a quick chicken house. We put up an old chain link cage that is 6 feet high ( used for dogs) and  put old metal roofing over the top and roosts in it, it worked so well we did another one. They are protected all year, we put tin around the bottom so nothing can get in to them when they are sleeping.

When we started moving this spring we used old fruit netting to cover the chick’s  run to keep preditor birds off them. With a support in the middle to hold it up I can still walk under it to feed and water them.

July 4, 2012
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When the knees have worn through on a pair of trousers I cut them off just above and below the holes and make shorts from the tops and bags from the bottoms.

July 4, 2012
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holsteinwoman, could please you post a pic of your phone/camera holder? I would like to try it. We have lots of worn out jeans, can’t bear to throw them away, sometimes I use a leg for a case for a tripod or something. Does anyone else have ideas for old jeans? Other than patches for other old jeans?happy-flower

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

July 4, 2012
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Someplace on this forum there is a bunch of ideas for old jeans…I am sure it’s here…someplace.

July 4, 2012
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VictorianGirl said
I have an old graniteware canning pot that has seen better days and since I received a new one for Christmas I’m planning on drilling some holes in the bottom for drainage and using it to plant either some herbs or flowers.  Does anyone know if I need a special drill bit for this?  As you can tell I’m a novice when it comes to doing things like this.

 

Do you have a .22 cal rifle?

July 4, 2012
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brookdale said
holsteinwoman, could please you post a pic of your phone/camera holder? I would like to try it. We have lots of worn out jeans, can’t bear to throw them away, sometimes I use a leg for a case for a tripod or something. Does anyone else have ideas for old jeans? Other than patches for other old jeans?happy-flower

My sister has a tote made the the top portion a a pair of jeans.

July 4, 2012
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Ross said

VictorianGirl said
I have an old graniteware canning pot that has seen better days and since I received a new one for Christmas I’m planning on drilling some holes in the bottom for drainage and using it to plant either some herbs or flowers.  Does anyone know if I need a special drill bit for this?  As you can tell I’m a novice when it comes to doing things like this.

 

Do you have a .22 cal rifle?

 

If the pot is porcelin covered whih I expect, you will have to brake the porecelin for the drill bit to bite.  You can brake it with a hammer and nail et or a large nail.  Just place it where you want to drill hit it with the hammer.  Also I would drill from outside bottom as the metal will leave jagged edges.  Wear gloves and eye protection as porcelin is a type of glass and it will fly.  BTW above advice is unsafe.  Good luck, with your pot.

July 4, 2012
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@projectskid: Welcome to CITR. As you look through more forums, you’ll find that Ross has a very wry sense of humor. He’s also one of our go-to members for ways to cut grocery costs.

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July 6, 2012
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Brookdale, I will upload a photo as soos as I can get to it. Be paitent please we are haying and moving our farm.

July 6, 2012
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I drilled the holes in the bottom of the canning pot which turned out to be a very easy thing to do.  I have to admit it does look really cute in the middle of my herb garden and the parsley and basil in it are growing beautifully.  I’ll attempt to upload a picture but I’m not exactly a computer whiz. 

October 28, 2013
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My latest is rugs from t shirt yarn. They’re pretty good, if I say so myself. I made one which is in our bathroom and one for my niece. There’s an unfinished one, much bigger, in my laundry room. Unfortunately, it got some bleach spilled on it too, sigh. Oh well. I’ll finish it one day soon. (Winter is coming!)

 

shedding stuff like mad!

October 28, 2013
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TeaCup, the t-shirt rugs sound interesting! How do you make them? Do you have a pic?

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

November 2, 2013
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No. I tried 3 times, can’t get the file to load, sorry!

shedding stuff like mad!

November 5, 2013
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I LOVE to make T shirt rugs!! I am up to about 9 of them.happy-flowerhappy-flowerhappy-flower

November 7, 2013
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happy-flower

 This week end we are making our TP holders for the Christmas bizzare. We use the large oatmeal canister, it hols 2 rolls of TP perfectly and will fit on the floor beneath most toilet tanks. We paint them neutral colors, and they are nearly invisible, but handy if you need them. They have always been a very good seller for us.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

November 8, 2013
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Joell,

Good luck at the Christmas bizzare!!!

I’m crocheting Christmas Stockings, 13 of them.  I figured everyone in both families should have a similar stocking. 

 

Hugs Cherylpawprint

 

November 9, 2013
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 Hi Cheryl,

 How nice to make the family knitted stockings, something I am sure they will cherish them always. Hand made gifts are always the nicest to receive. This will be a very special Holiday season for you and Stephen.  Your first Christmas and Husband and Wife.snuggle

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

November 18, 2013
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Tea Cup, I never thought to make rugs using t-shirts. I am not seasoned in crocheting, but a few weeks back, I taught myself some simple stitches and cut up a few old sheets. I crocheted round rugs for each of my daughters. They came out pretty awesome.   snuggle

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November 19, 2013
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dee58m said
Tea Cup, I never thought to make rugs using t-shirts. I am not seasoned in crocheting, but a few weeks back, I taught myself some simple stitches and cut up a few old sheets. I crocheted round rugs for each of my daughters. They came out pretty awesome.   snuggle

Hi Dee, I was just thinking about you last week, glad to see you again. What a great idea, I have a couple of sheets that I could use, what type of a hook did you use?

 

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