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  •  i use empty altoids (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, broths, Kit RMP

    in my art occasionally.  when i was working, everyone dropped their empties on my desk.  i have about a ton of them.  time to use them up and get them out of here.  do you find uses for your empties or just recycle them?  sometimes i have to mass trash that kind of thing because i can be a borderline hoarder if i don't watch out.

    hope you feel better as the day goes on.

    fat bottom girls, we make the rocking world go round.

    by art ah zen on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 09:17:22 AM PDT

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    •  they make really great training treat holders (3+ / 0-)
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      art ah zen, broths, Kit RMP

      for the dogs. They hold a lot of kibble or those little tiny meat treats, and they stay closed in a purse or a pocket without dumping them all over. Plus, all you have to do is take out the can or shake it and you  have their instant attention.

      They're also good for storing beads, or Rainbowloom C clips, or any other small crafty thing the kids need that get all over the floor (I bed they'd work well for Lightbright pegs too!). I have a tiny altoids can that I keep my guitar picks in so they don't scatter or get lost.

      I've also used them as medical kit containers. A couple of bandaids, some alcohol wipes, small travel packs of antibiotic ointment, and some benedryl and you're set for a walk with the kids. They stay dry in the rain, and again, don't come open in a pocket, purse or backpack.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 09:38:51 AM PDT

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      •  these are all (3+ / 0-)
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        great ideas.  i hadn't thought to use them for treats that are shake attention getters. and the mini 1st aid kit is inspired.  i am making one today!

        i use a lot of them to hold all the tiny things i use in the various art forms i attempt.  i also have been known to alter them with collage and the like, inside and out, and trade them with other collage artists.  i also use them to hold all my little quilting things that i carry in my "to go" container when i go to the workshop.  those darn tins are so useful!

        fat bottom girls, we make the rocking world go round.

        by art ah zen on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 10:05:58 AM PDT

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