Reader Colleen threw down the crafty gauntlet today! She needs a little help figuring out to do with this little goodie she found in the bottom of a Keurig K-cup. It’s a plastic disk with a hole in the center, and many holes all the way around. It’s about an inch across.
At our Dollar Store Crafts Facebook page, Rhonda suggested:
- You could spray paint them (maybe a low-key metallic finish?) and turn it into a pendant. You could weave fine ribbon through the holes or use jump rings to add charms.
And my comment:
- It reminds me of one of those little discs they use for beading & then put on earrings or cocktail rings.
I bet Mich L. in LA would do great things with this goodie!
So, creative readers, what would you do with this little thing?
i would thread curly ribbons through it and make it into a hair barrett.
Weave ribbons in and out to make a pretty little…well, something…maybe you could hang it on the wall?
I would get metallic thread (or yarn) and stitch it around…the shinier the better. Then use them to make reflector’s for Christmas lights.
How about an earring holder of some sort.
Mini Wind Chime.
Could collect a whole big bunch and paint them different colors then make a textured collage out of them kinda like this :http://www.favecraftsblog.com/recycled-crafts-using-old-bottle-caps/
spray some of them red and some black and use them as checkers!!
Could you cut a slit on the bottom up into the center circle….add a charm or two and use it to identify your wine glass?
I would crochet around and through it and turn it into a button closure for the plarn purses that I make. Or, I might “cross stitch” it with yarn or embroidery thread to decorate it as a button (to use on my plarn purses). I might be able to make a ribbon or yarn flower to use as an embellishment on one of my purses, too.
Would spray paint or not, weave cord or thread and beads through the small holes, then weave a wide ribbon or strip of fabric through the large holes to make a belt.
Those are a bunch of great ideas! Oh, heavens, if I could come across a stash of them I would be so happy – I love them! I might do a bracelet, connecting several together in a line. You could use jump rings. Or even weave ribbon (or elastic) in and out to connect them. Then in the center of each one, a metallic flower bead, like the Hill Tribes style of flower. Wouldn’t that be pretty?
I would spray paint them shiny silver, then hot glue to an inexpensive plastic faux metallic cup from Dollar store and use it as a flower stem vase. It would be easy to slip a beautiful little bouquet in every room if they were this easy to come by! :)
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If you had the means to collect a really sizable stash, (like maybe a hundred or so) You could totally wire them together into sort of an orb or cylinder and spray paint it whatever color you want, and use it as a mobile, or pendant lamp shade or whatever. I love making interesting lamp shades (my Japanese lantern was featured here on Dollar Store Crafts) https://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/03/japanese-lantern-tutorial/
I’d love to see whatever you decide to do with it/them.
I’m not sure exactly what size they are or how the scale would work, but I’m thinking they’d make a good base for a dollhouse chandelier or other kinds of doll house / barbie accessories. With a little clay, they could be the base for plates or serving bowls for a Barbie dinner party. Or woven with a little twine, a cute basket. And working with the basket idea, some tiny yarn balls and a handle makes it a knitting basket.
Not knowing the size makes it tough but here are a few.
A kid friendly base to make a jellyfish.
Link a bunch together to make jewelry, pendants.
Or a decorative fruit bowl.
Or a freeform mobile, wall hanging, light.
Linked together into a sphere, for a soft kick ball.
Use to hold toothpicks for a party.
I know there is something StarWars that can be done with them.
If you have oodles, do an overlapping sheet & make kiddy chainmail.
Please post what you end up creating. They look like fun.
i’d spray paint it chrome and weave neon embroidery threads through the tiny holes and through the centre to the other holes in a “spirograph” kind of pattern, then E6000 a ring base into the centre- which could now be glued directly to the tread :) et voila- a brand new spirograph ring!
I could see some interesting modern light fixtures/ shades from these or beaded wine charms.
They kind of remind me of flower “frogs.” You could sit one in the jar and use it to arrange flowers.
Perfect for making a wreath! Using hot glue to secure fake flowers/leaves through the little holes, or spray paint, use red beads for cranberries in the holes and put a bow on….not sure what size it is, but looks like Barbie could spruce up her house with it or it could make a nice ornament.
This would make a great Christmas tree ornament. If you put two together front to back you could make a wreath. Just wrap green yarn around it and glue. Then decorate with a ribbon at the top and whatever else you want to put on the wreath ornament.
These would be really, really cool Christmas tree garland. Spray paint them whatever color you want for your tree and string them together. I’ve noticed a lot of bright pinks, blues, greens, and yellows amongst Christmas decorations at stores this year. These little filters would be a great non-traditional garland. I’ve been wanting to try the new Glitter Blast spray paints (http://www.krylon.com/products/glitter_blast) and it seems like this would be the perfect excuse. Now, if I only drank Keurig coffee…
If you know anyone with kids, it would be the perfect size for Dolly’s First Xmas Wreath.
Make something similar to a beaded curtain.
I would turn it into a little chandelier for a doll house. A few beads, some paint, and a ring for hanging it. I think it would be darling!