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  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 3:08 PM

    • Brandy
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    Using the Odd Bits

     There is always a little leftover ribbon, wraping paper, soap and many other things. How do you the little bits left?

       

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  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 3:48 PM In reply to

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    DD uses my leftover ribbon & wrapping paper to make crafts. She has learned to use a hole punch to "sew" ribbon into construction paper or wrapping paper.

  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 6:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Using the Odd Bits

    I usually keep a "scraps" container for my odds & ends of craft supplies (ribbons, paper, yarn, fabrics, scrapbooking scraps, etc.) and then let the kids use that instead of using my "good" stuff.

    As far as soap is concerned, if it's bar soap, I'll try to adhere a new bar to the old one, while the old one is still soft and wet. Hand soap in pump bottles, I usually water down a little to get the last little bit of the soap out, or I'll take the pump/lid off the bottle, and dump the leftover into a newer bottle. Same goes for dish soap (Dawn).

    ~*~Angie~*~

  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 7:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Using the Odd Bits

    I keep the smaller pieces of wrapping paper and ribbon  .. they come in handy to wrap small presents! 

    www.dodgeandweave.blogspot.com
  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 7:57 PM In reply to

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    I use my soap scraps to make laundry soap. When there's not enough wrapping paper left for anything I recycle it. I don't need to wrap a lot of things and I get the paper on clearance. Hand lotion gets poured into the new bottle when there's enough room.

    Jill

  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 8:39 PM In reply to

    • mary w.
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    Re: Using the Odd Bits

    I take leftover bits of bar soap and place them inside the toe area of an old pair of nylons or knee highs and cut and tie a not in it, then I use it in the shower.  I have also placed several leftover bits of soap in a double boiler and heated just to melting and placed the liquid in a mold and let it cool and then just use as usual.  This also works with leftover candle bits if you have a wick to place in it. 

    mary w.
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  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 9:04 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Using the Odd Bits

    LWolfT:
    I keep the smaller pieces of wrapping paper and ribbo
     

    So do I and they do come in handy. I have quite collection to suit any ocassion.

     

     

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  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 9:44 PM In reply to

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    Cindy showed me this you know close to the end of soap I make hand soap out of it liquade and left over yarns I give to cindy she throws them in afghans to darn socks to fixing a sweater.  I save twisties from bread to reuse them and pastic bag from the bread I put over the meat to freeze it.

    And old shirts I make pillow cases out of them and use for a christmas presant.  And last but least old shoe laces I always use to tie up the cords to electric cords and to put them away.

    chrissanne
  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 11:43 AM In reply to

    • MamaJ
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    Re: Using the Odd Bits

    I would like an idea on how to use the leftovers from a stick of deoderant. There is always a bunch that crumbles up at the end. I've been saving it - I have three or four sets of crumbly leftover deoderant - but not sure what to do. I've tried just applying the crumbles with my fingers but it gets messy and I waste at least half of it that way. Can I melt it? And then what do I use for a mold? Maybe the lid of the deoderant? Has anyone else tried this?

  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 5:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Using the Odd Bits

    MamaJ:

    I would like an idea on how to use the leftovers from a stick of deoderant. There is always a bunch that crumbles up at the end. I've been saving it - I have three or four sets of crumbly leftover deoderant - but not sure what to do. I've tried just applying the crumbles with my fingers but it gets messy and I waste at least half of it that way. Can I melt it? And then what do I use for a mold? Maybe the lid of the deoderant? Has anyone else tried this?

    I've tried melting it,and it was just a mess.   I usually wait until I use a new stick about a quarter of the way down, then p[ush the stick down ad bit and  pack the "crumbles" into the top.  It holds together OK.

    www.dodgeandweave.blogspot.com
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