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Small miniatures from stash

Hello dear readers,

I intended to make flowers and plants for my egg-carton pots, but while looking for my box of punches I saw another box filled with "someday material" which led to new and old ideas.

Purchased this plastic bracelet with earrings, a few years ago at a one shekel store. Thought it's time to turn some minis out of it.

The first thing I did was to take it apart.

Here are a few of the minis it already yielded.  I'll try to shape the little metal strips with two holes in their ends into handles.  Not bad for the price of one IL shekel.  And there is still enough left for making more candlesticks. 

At my husband's nursing home center,  some of the patients are diabetic. I noticed the nurses throwing away the injection needle's protective plastic cover and asked if they could save some for me.
These "Best out of Waste" pieces were created today. Hope you like them.

Had a pack of google-eyes and a pack of these gold plated metal thingies from the Shekel Store. I used my hand saw to cut into several pieces the needle protector, you see in the photo below.  Next time I'll try using a hot knife which will maybe leave cleaner edges.

Spice containers filled with real spices.

The tall plates are made from the bottom of the needle protector and the cover of the google-eye.
"Glasses" for drinks.


  1. A perfect use for common things. I doo it too.

  2. Las minis están por todas partes... solo hace falta saber mirar para descubrirlas :) Un beso

  3. You have a fantastic eye for what can be made from everyday objects! What neat items you've come up with!
    Thanks for sharing the tips and giving us all some opportunities to ponder our own someday stashes!

  4. Que buen trabajo de reciclaje! nunca se sabe de dónde puede salir una bonita miniatura!

  5. You've invented some nice miniatures out of daily use materials, Drora, well done. Good I dea for looking in your stash for making new miniatures, something I'm also busy with at his very moment ;).
    Warm hugs, Ilona

  6. It's amazing the miniatures that you managed to make with these things.

  7. It seems to have worked well, the glass jars look good, you can sometimes make the most beautiful things from old things.

  8. When reading this post it's easy to tell you've had a lot of fun while playing along with these things from your stash. Sometimes it's just great to skip the "I should" and concentrate on the "But I would like to"... ;O) You came along with some wonderful ideas out of these things and using the needle caps is a great way of re-using this plastic stuff.


  9. Precioso trabajo. Buenas ideas a tener en cuenta. Muchas gracias por compartirlas

  10. Oh my goodness Drora, you are incredibly creative!! Absolutely wonderful 😍! Pam xx

  11. LOVE what you've done with these bits and bobs, Drora!!!!
    Waste Not-
    ! Want Not

  12. תגובה זו הוסרה על ידי מנהל המערכת.

  13. תגובה זו הוסרה על ידי מנהל המערכת.

  14. Lovely to see what you did with the bracelet

    Hugs Xandra