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post #1 of 18
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Do you guys ever reuse cat food cans? (she reuses other cans too) My friend's mother reuses hers. She washes them thoroughly and then makes crafts out of them, covering them in fabric, etc....... Sure hope she washes them THOROUGHLY! UGH!
post #2 of 18
Ummm. no.
post #3 of 18
NOPE!
I just only clean with water and throw in to can garbage...
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Do you guys ever reuse cat food cans? (she reuses other cans too) My friend's mother reuses hers. She washes them thoroughly and then makes crafts out of them, covering them in fabric, etc....... Sure hope she washes them THOROUGHLY! UGH!

Yes..I do. I clean them, soak them and clean them again. I have decorated them and used them as candle holders. I cut the bottoms out of several and made a pen holder once..wont do it again to much work, lol now i just use the pedigree cans.

Cat cans are very usefull.
post #5 of 18
uh no, however i do reuse empty baby food jars, not for crafts, but for keeping my herbs in, i have almost 100 different herbs, and the large size baby food jars are perfect and my husband uses them too, for nails and screws and stuff...nails the lids to a board and the jars hang down, he can see whats in them and they're easy to get to
post #6 of 18
I know someone, probably in her late 60's, who washes and reuses ziplock baggies. I think some people in the older generation were just taught to be frugal and reuse anything they could.

As a kid, I remember someone using old empty bread bags to weave into a rug. Talk about reduce, reuse, recycle!
post #7 of 18
Nope! As soon as I've scraped all the cat food out of the cans they go straight in the bin.
post #8 of 18
I've never done that...never thought to. It sounds like something my friend's mother would be interested in doing. There was one year she made angels for thier Christmas tree out of tampons! Her little sister thought it was the greatest thing ever.
post #9 of 18
I reuse water bottles even though it says not to. I take one into work on Monday and refill it from our water cooler throughout the week. I drink about a 1/2 gallon a day so the paper cups would be major wasted time going back and forth.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
I've never done that...never thought to. It sounds like something my friend's mother would be interested in doing. There was one year she made angels for thier Christmas tree out of tampons! Her little sister thought it was the greatest thing ever.





did she hang them by the strings?



love,

felicia
post #11 of 18
Yep! And soup cans, & margarine bowls & coffee cans-I take them to work to use for a variety of things.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by pandybear



did she hang them by the strings?



love,

felicia
Yes actually she did!
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
I've never done that...never thought to. It sounds like something my friend's mother would be interested in doing. There was one year she made angels for thier Christmas tree out of tampons! Her little sister thought it was the greatest thing ever.
ROTFL! That's the funniest thing I have heard all day!
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo

As a kid, I remember someone using old empty bread bags to weave into a rug. Talk about reduce, reuse, recycle!
My grandma used to do that and taught me how! i've never actually made one though
post #15 of 18
I used to re-use cans. BUt seeing as I don't have a cat... it's a bit difficult. They're got for candle-holders - you can punch holes in patterns in the sides of the cans and it makes a nice lighting effect once the candle is in (plus they're stable, so much safer as well). I used to turn them upsides down and punch a hole in the bottom as well. If you thread a string through and add a little marble on the end, they're great to hang outside and keep birds off veggie patches. I used to make them for my grandad when he was alive - and that clanking noise frightens the birds away from home-grown veg. Great stuff! You can cover them in fabric or paper and keep arts materials in them too.
post #16 of 18
Errrmmm no!

I think that I would get fed up washing them each time!
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post #18 of 18
I can see it now! Sales in tampons are going to go up! hehe
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