Items from the House

We all named items from within the 'house' on the forum that we use for crafting - some of the suggestions were very inventive and would save you money, rather than splashing out on an item in a craft shop.  I have put the item and their suggested use after - but I am sure some of them have more than one use.

  • baby wipes - cleaning
  • nail brush - cleaning
  • nail varnish remover - cleaning
  • paper towels - cleaning
  • Tissues - cleaning
  • toothbrush for cleaning - cleaning
  • cling film for effects - effects
  • coffee - to make stained backgrounds - effects
  • drill for making twisty ropes - effects
  • emery board for distressing - effects
  • eye shadow applicators for chalks - effects
  • eye shadows instead of chalks - effects
  • kitchen roll for waffle patterns - effects
  • make up/bath/car wash sponges for inking - effects
  • shaving foam for backgrounds - effects
  • silkimitts for distressing - effects
  • skewers for twisting things around - effects
  • teaspoon for dragging effects - effects
  • travel iron for heating - effects
  • baking tray for heating - other
  • biscuit cutters for stencils - other
  • bone handled knife for creasing - other
  • cling film for wet paint brushes - other
  • cocktail sticks for glueing - other
  • cotton wool for chalks - other
  • food colourings for inks - other
  • hairspray for setting chalks etc - other
  • hammer for eyelets - other
  • kitchen knives for prising things apart - other
  • non stick baking liner for work surface - other
  • peg for holding things in place - other
  • plasterers tape as magic mesh - other
  • plate for drawing around - other
  • pliers - other
  • sandpaper - other
  • saucers for paint - other
  • spoon for micro beads/embossing powder/glitter - other
  • Stanley knife - other
  • tweezers - other
  • wire cutters for any wire cutting - other
  • wire cutters for removing shanks from buttons - other
  • wood floor piece for flattening - other
  • bradawl - pokey tool
  • darts - pokey tool
  • map pin - pokey tool
  • cat food foil trays for heating UTEE - stamping
  • chopping board for embossing - stamping
  • cornflour or talcum powder - removing static from card - stamping
  • lego bricks as a stamp positioner - stamping
  • lidded tubs for embossing powders - stamping
  • boxes - storage
  • cereal boxes for magazines - storage
  • cheese tub (Little Bel Paese) - storage
  • cutlery drawer inner - storage
  • ice cream tubs - storage
  • Pringle tubs - storage
  • shoe boxes - storage
  • spice rack - storage
  • take away containers - storage
  • tins for storage - storage
  • toast rack - storage
  • vegetable rack - storage
  • washing powder boxes - storage

A great idea from Adele on the forum using a spice rack

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And another great idea from Gran using Daz washing powder boxes - covering them and then using them for storage

  Crafts by Carolyn Oct 2008