Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Newspaper

Check out this link to a way cool hut made out of newspaper! I challenge Jeff to do this with Teagan sometime... and would love to hear of any other crafty types in the blogosphere to do the same! Heck, I could maybe even do this one myself. Maybe. At least the rolling part. And did you know there are oodles of other cool things you can do with newspaper? At the very least, I hope you recycle it. But check this out: I found this list on Real Simple.com 1. Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a lunch box or thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight. 2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room temperature. 3. Pack delicate items. Wrap frames and figurines with several pieces of newspaper, then crumple the remaining sections to fill extra space in the box. 4. Wipe away tough streaks on glass. Use newspaper with cleaning fluid to clean mirrors and windows. 5. Preserve antique glass. Some older frames have finishes on the glass that can be damaged by cleaning solutions. Remove smudges by rubbing with newspaper dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and one part warm water. Let air-dry. 6. Dry shoes. Place crumpled paper in them overnight. 7. Wrap gifts. Use the comics to wrap a child’s birthday gift, or try the wedding announcements for an engagement gift. 8. Create a home for slushy snow boots. During the winter, keep a pile of newspaper near the entryway. When your little snowmen and -women come home, they can toss their winter wear onto the newspaper instead of creating puddles on the floor. 9. Prepare a garden. In the fall, mow a patch of lawn to make room for a dedicated bed. Cover it with four layers of newspaper, then a four-inch layer of shredded leaves or bark mulch. Hose it down. Come spring, the compost blanket will have smothered the grass roots, and the bed will be primed for planting. 10. Keep the refrigerator vegetable drawer dry and free of smells. Line the bottom with newspaper. Do you still get a newspaper? What do you do with it at the end of the day? And go share your thoughts on inappropriate giggles over at CodeDaddy's place today... and totally drop my name. Please. Purty please. Together, we can DOMINATE. I mean... uh... please?

4 comments:

Alix said...

Yeah, Adrian puts it through our shredder and makes nice bedding for her Cockatiels.

Damn nasty birds.

Jim and Garret said...

I leave it at the newstands.

Garret

Isabella said...

I really like the hut idea! Thanks for the link...and the other newspaper uses. We just recycle the stuff around here. :)

Amy Kate said...

I just started thinking "I hope it rains today" so we can do the hut. So far it is kinda nice out, so I'm making the kids go outside and garden with me. Suckers.