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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Hair Scrunchie Trees

By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAM Brand Foam

Use those old hair scrunchies to make a different kind of craft. Make a tree out of old hair products. This makes for great crafting with kids projects.

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
    • 2- 9" Cone
  • Wooden skewer
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • 2 Fabric, 12" square
  • Stiff brush
  • Metallic chenille stem

Steps:

  1. Insert wooden skewer into the bottom of the cone; this will serve as your handle. Brush a thin layer of glue over entire cone, except for bottom. Wrap square of fabric around cone, gluing over lapping ends. Ignore fabric point at the top of the cone. Trim away all but 1" of fabric around bottom of cone; glue excess fabric to bottom of cone. Remove skewer.
     
  2. Using skewer, push fabric point at the top of the cone into the cone. Place glue on ends of chenille stem and insert ends into hole. Shape chenille stem into desired decoration (we made a heart and a star).
     
  3. Place scrunchies on the cone, with larger sizes at the base and smaller sizes at the top.

 

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awesome tutorial , and very simple, go for it and make this the possibilities are endless with the amount of creativity you can do , and it holds all those hair thingy's that you have no where to put

What a great and simple idea,love these!!

thats really cool...

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