Thursday, October 28, 2010

My niece emailed me this inventive idea yesterday. I thought it was so clever, that I would pass it along to all of you :)
(The guy who first thought of the idea must be given an award for originality!!!)

How to seal a bag and make it air-tight!

Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.
Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top – to seal.

The bottle is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak,
the secret lies with the top and screw!

This is a great idea to share. Good for us and the environment.

Give a creative person an idea like this and Holy Cow, doesn't the gears start cranking?
This inspired me for a cute idea for the grandkiddo's to hold their Christmas candy that Santa leaves for them under the tree at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
I will tell you my idea and maybe you would like to try too?

Just remember, I have not made this yet, but I have planned it out thoroughly in my brain :)
Maybe you would like to try it, or you may be inspired to create something else from the clever idea above. I do plan to make 7 of these within the next couple of weeks.. I will share pics at that time.Snowman Candy Container
Take a styro-foam ball ( medium size, 2 1/2 " ) cut a hole into the ball just enough so the bottle cap will fit snugly, making sure the lid will still screw on. Okay, now secure the lid into the styro-foam ball with hot glue, holding firmly until cool.
Now this is where the fun begins, if you like to get yer fingers dirty.
Take a ball of creative paper clay ( available at any Michael's, Hobby Lobby,etc.) Smooth over the ball. If you have never played with clay, then you will love it, I promise! you can use water on your fingers to smooth the clay. You can choose to make the the eyes, mouth and nose out of small balls of clay, or you can use buttons or cute little findings , whatever strikes your fancy.( please note: the nose may not want to be to pointy of a carrot nose, where little hands twisting the lid off may pop the nose off) If you are using buttons or such for the eyes,etc. make impressions in the clay where you would like them positioned, then when your sculpted snowman head is dry ( this may take a day or two for drying depending on the thickness of clay applied) and painted, you can glue the buttons into the impressions you have previously made.

To finish this cutie off...
get a piece SUPER DUPER CUTE piece of very thin fabric. cut a round piece large enough to cover the outside of the plastic bag.
set the candy filled plastic bag on-top of the fabric circle, bring both bag and fabric together up through the neck of the bottle then secure the Snowman lid on.
Lastly.. you can accessorize with a stocking hat, ribbons whatever your creative heart desires.
I'm pretty positive that this will be way CUTE!


Sue said...

Great idea Diane, and I love the snowman/candy slant!


Linda said...

LOVE the idea my sweet creative SIL!! I'm gonna have to steal it and try it out...or maybe it could be a project we can do together sometime....Love your guts,

Georgina said...

Wonderful idea, Diane. Going to pass this on to my daughter.


Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Yeah, this is pretty cool! My husband bless his ever lovin heart, is a survivalist.. he is always making sure we will be ready in case of a state of emergency. I cant wait til he see's this idea. I'm sure he wont be putting a snowman head on the lid,


Mandi said...

Can't wait to see!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Wow, that is so clever. Thanks for sharing! Your idea sounds wonderful too! Have a Happy Halloween sweetie! :)