#360. Two warm

two warm

So here it is last object of 2012 (not worth waiting for) but I thought It would be fun to revisit the hot water bottle that I started with all those days ago. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my madcap adventure into playing with the mundane. It’s been fun, hard, exhilarating and confusing, etc… So I will try and continue the odd thing here to keep you amused. If you want 366 objects then add the ones in extra pics… An exhibition of these objects starts 13th January in Scunthorpe At 20 21 Gallery. Thankyou for checking in and your support over the year. All the best for for 2013, regards Jason.

#358. Pencil protection

Pencil protect

Drawing pins…

#357. Sharp Pencil

Sharp pencil

 

This is the only way I’d use a shaver…

#356. Connected cracker contents

A gift?

Thats says it all… but does anyone ever use anything from a cracker? screwdrivers

#355. Marble display

Marble spots

Marbles in the spots of a domino…

#354. Beer handle

beer handle

Seems fitting for this time of year…. Duct tape as a beer handle for the more sophisticated drinker… drinkscan

#353. Calendar candles

candle chocolate

Hopefully my last christmas themed entry… I’ve used the finished advent calendar to recast shapes with candle wax…

#352. Clove lights

orange light

Another christmas themed object. A use for old bulbs instead of cloves, but not very smelly… Christmas lights

#351. Christmas clean

xmas

One of those fancy looking scourers that I bought awhile for another project. Folded and stapled for christmas, a tree covered in these might be nice…

#350. Top 2 top

milky metly

 

Slightly more constructive way of using the blow torch… A milk bottle top melted into a beer bottle top, needs another top to fill it.

#348. Pencil paste

pencil paste

A lovely, fresh, minty pencil case. toothpaste tube

#346. Tape 2 tape

tape to  tape

tape taped together…with Sellotape.

#345. Roll tall

roll tall

I sawed off a section of  lining paper and then extended it back…

#344. Chalk broke it off…

chalk down

 

I took this photo a few days ago…i’ve been editing it for too long…they were two pieces of chalk.

#343. Chalk roll

chalk roll

 

Chalk covered toilet roll tube…or just a way to sharpen chalk…

#341. Juice top

juice top

 

More minimal effort, but still trying to make the mundane interesting. Beer bottle top with juice in..

#340. Cling film

cling film

 

if in doubt make a joke… a video film covered in cling film.

#339. Real 3D

real 3d glasses

 

Real 3D drawing…

#338. Play war

lego soldier

 

Now this is playing… you looking at me?

#337. Christmas cutters

christmas stars

 

 

Had this as a tree shape first then it fell over and looked better…cutters as decorations…

#336. Melted maze

Melted maze

 

Blow torch treatment again…this keeps the ball away from the middle. Ball = me, middle = goal…. An endless metaphor?

#334. Tie brush

tie brush

Cable ties become bristles on an old brush handle… paintbrush

#333. Cable tied stick

Cable tied

An experiment on the end of my stick…

#331. Real reminder

Yes I really did drill some Post its and stuffed a tissue through…to remind me to blow my nose.

#330. Tissue refold

 

Tissue unfolded and refolded differently…

#329. Sink tangle

Sink unblocker shaped…?

 

#328. Cotton reel

 

A mixer… that’s me. cotton wool and cotton….

#327. Cotton shots

Two different shots of cotton… cotton wool

#326. Portable ruler..

 

Shortened tape measure to the size of ruler – it’s the future.

 

#325. Elastic reel

 

Elastic bands stored on an old reel thingy..

#324. Cable spinner

 

Cable ties on a salad spinner bowl… needs finishing though…

#323. Ten thin rolling

 

A crowbar rhyme, sorry. A clump of mini gloss rollers…I like the squished shape.

#322. I wondered lonely…

 

Broken Polystyrene packing and notice pins as legs…. yes I know it’s ‘wandered’ lonely as a cloud, but this does seem to some up the project…

#321. Battery prize

 

Two lowly things come together – Raffle ticket and an old battery. Waiting to be won?

#320. Pinned round

 

Pins in a cork place mat…..more noticeable?

 

#317. Colour wheel

cotton buds painted and inserted into drilled wheel…

#316. Notice cup

A Polystyrene cup stuck with pins…nearly average.

#314. Bucketstool

Wooden discs strengthen buckets for sitting on, maybe also for the show…

#312. Egg spring

 

Stretched out an egg cup… fun to watch kids try and eat now…

#310. Dust shovel

 

A dustpan sprayed black…..

#309. Inside cups

Plastic cups inside out inside each other…  a slight improvement on #266

#307. Pin cup

Drawing pins stuck in a polystyrene cup – heavier and dangerous… decorative storage?

#306. Razor melt

 

Blow torch fun again, makes a nice curved handle. I was going to show just one but I like them stuck together.

#305. Tooth brush

image

A toothbrush made from a nail brush. It was like pulling teeth…

#302. Roll dots


ink on kitchen roll…

#300. Tin foil can

 

Nearly properly gave up today, quite apt I used a tin can on #300…the foil was pressed into the inside of a tin can.

#299. Cup foiled

Tin foil this time on a larger plastic cup…

#298. Foil cups

Foil cases moulded/pressed into a shot glass.

#297. Money protection

 

More minimal effort – elastic band on coin…

#293. Shot bands

Elastic bands on plastic cup shots…

#291. Anticlimax

Poppers for OCD sufferers or most parents…I couldn’t be bothered to coil up the rest of the party popper.

#290. Tape tower

This doesn’t measure up… tape measure

#289. 48 assorted wall plugs…

I’d not seen wallplugs sold with screws in them before, so i’ve just arranged them..for now.

#288. Magnifying glasses

 

Two magnifying glasses cut and connected…

#287. Jotter plotter

I’ve always found some gems in the Tesco value range. Today I had to buy this Jotter note book – as well as being really thin it also has a brilliant bland cover with ‘Our promise’ of happy to refund or replace any product that falls below the high standard you expect – I so wished it had 49 sheets! Anyway it became an ‘everyday object’ to add to my very own value range…

#286. Many heads are better…

another lego pen, sorry had to be done if it hasn’t already – I never check these things.

#284. Play pills

 

I’ve nearly run out of these… I think they work more as a placebo. blister pack

283. Fuse stand

I do like the bare minimum intervention and this comes close…electricplug

#281. Bubble wrap

 

The only way to post bubbles…

#280. Music sticks

 

Cocktail sticks held in speaker sockets…

#279. Tee bag

 

This is what happens if you start with the joke …I know, the worst one yet. might have been a bit better if I had lots of golf tees in there (I don’t play)

#278. DVD extras

11 DVD cases or are there? Check Facebook page  for unedited version.

#277. Pilot light

 

One of my better puns… A candle in a marker pen.

#276. Compassed

Two compasses mixed up…the other one is even more useless.

#274. Ball born

 

Weirdly, if you cut open a drying ball you find another ball… So the spikes are some form of egg protection… Well done Europe in the Ryder cup!

#273. Magnets Nuts

 

6 magnets and 37 nuts but no motorcycle…

#272. Paint dispenser

 

Not more paint… it’s ok i’m not an artist, i’m  just a painter and decorator…

#270. Sleeve art

 

Acrylic paint poured and squished around in a ring binder sleeve… easy to store art. Probably been done on a kids art show and would save a lot of clearing up.

#267. Note to self

A note holder… the time it took to weave the note in a comb you wouldn’t need the reminder… post its

#266. Cup inside

 

A bit weak but my daughter appreciated it… she is 4 though.

#265. Emergency glove

Laminated rubber glove, that only just made it…. This could be hung on a wall and ripped open in emergencies…not sure what they might be.. rubberglove

#264. Sponge toast

If in doubt get the blow torch out…. this time a sponge gets it.

#263. Is this your card?

 

19 nine of hearts playing cards screwed together………….

#262. Cd burn

 

Poor joke and I should stay away from the blow torch, getting to like melting things…although I like the triangle it’s made.

#261. Birthday meltdown

 

It was my sons 10th birthday, he didn’t have a meltdown but I did….one very strange candle holder.

#260. Melted hexagons

Pens connected together by melting the tops…. a bit like Hama beads that you iron together but I’ve used a blow torch…

#259. Mr Pen

 

Pen holder…. that’s his job.

#258. Half dried

 

Same object used in #59 a drying ball but now cut in half…

#255. Fruit pillow

 

A bin bag blown up and weighted with an apple.. of course…??

#254. Lamp holder

So this is what I meant to do yesterday but I got diverted, putting a lamp bulb fixing on objects to store them on lamp holders (obviously not wired ones..) This one is storing #4. This project eats itself once again. paintbrush

#253. High voltage salt

Nice fit…and almost functional with a couple of holes…

#252. Unflexible

 

Not very flexible now…or straight…or accurate…

#251. Folded roll.

 

So I unrolled a roll of black bin bags and folded them all back together and for some reason I took a photo…

#250. Dusted

 

So I’ve always quite liked the edging on yellow dusters, it’s what identifies it. So here it is by itself… I was also going to show the remains, but I couldn’t identify it.

#249. Tin lid magnets

Tuna tin can lids with stickers make nice promo magnets for the local project I’m working on. These will end up on lamp posts and hopefully will be taken home.

#248. Legoless

 

I was trying to turn this duple lego brick into a pencil sharpener – so this is just a mock up or just a pencil holder…oh & I guess it’s lego less as I drilled it…

#246. Toilet tissues

 

Last nights thing, taken in the sun…A toilet roll cut up now becomes just tissues.

#245. Burn pills

Full of some meaning? at least double… but was surprised at the stand out shapes. Melted nicotine lozenges with solder iron.  blister pack

#244. Ear plugholes

My brain has disappeared down these….after a third of a year messing about!

Two large plug holes and old headphones…

#243. Frameless

 

A frame back and stand with holes drilled…oooh he’s made some effort, but was it worth it?

#241. Corn drain

Another lazy one…as, if you know my work this is similar to a tuna can transformation. This though would function quite nicely as a pen holder… I normally ignore the sweet corn tin can, but it is underrated.

#240. Sponge pod

 

Not sure Apple will be concerned about this as it’s only got two apps…althoughI have made rounded corners.

#239. Poptails

 

Cocktail sticks and a bit of bubble wrap…

#237. Hook drivers

 

A daft idea for a pair of coat hooks using screwdrivers…. can you lend me a screwdriver to fix it to the wall?

#236. Table (tennis) light

 

They used to call these light bulbs – Golf ball bulbs but I think it’s the wrong sport. I didn’t want to drill my old table tennis bats but found this mini one to mock up this light idea.

#234. Sandpaper, scissors.

 

Title is just what I used to make this – what some people call a fortune teller. Makes a lovely sound when used.

#233. Lamp stand

Obvious and fake…. keep trying. with two lamp holders and two bulbs

#232. Vinegarcil

Meh…although it has given me another idea.

#229. Out tube

 

 

Well it is better than #115 but what isn’t? Yet another random thing blurted out that I’ve not done before…Also never inflated an inner tube without a puncture, quite pleasing not having to look for the bubbles…

#227. Rose tinted

So this is a return of #114 as it was originally taped, I wanted a nice way of fixing it together to make more for a sculpture. So I thought I would get them welded but needed a jig, after much huffing & puffing I discovered they fit very nicely into a Roses sweet tin which seems like a pleasing solution..Tin Can

#226. Plug nuts

Some of these things I throw together are very much work in progress, this is no different… spanner

electricplug

#225. Safety apple

Found this giant pin at the in-laws and wondered what to skewer and an apple seemed the least offensive… maybe not for Eve.

#224. Ball point

 

Made a giant ball point pen with a weird lolly called a brain licker but a deodorant stick would work also…

#223. Pom pom video

 

Hmmmm…. a pom pom made from video tape… honestly it looks better in real life, sort of.

#222. Vinegar cocktail

 

Salt connected to vinegar with cocktail sticks….

#221. Bottle can..

Not more Tin cans… two cans and two plastic bottles used to make this hybrid…armoured bottle?

#220. Can handles

Hi Mum, here are your old handles on a can.

#219. Bottle guts

Found a nice battered bottle on beach today but look at it’s guts?

#218. Mat cut

Last nights play… with beer mat.

#216. Credit cut

 

Slightly creative credit card cutting…but still in one piece.

#215. Mix CD

 

Actually it’s a DVD cut and bent.. nice reflection of colour though..

#213. Solar garden light…

 

I think these will sell like …..

#210. Yog-olympics

 

This was the culmination of many years work… oh, I mean the london olympics, come on team GB!

I know the colours are not right but blame Tesco yogurts not me.

#209. Secret pen

 

Instead of writing in the dark use this…. Funnel with pen.

#207. Video tape can

#206 wrapped around a tin can… Never unwound a video tape.. it’s quite long.

#205. Yogurt spray

Seems like everything comes as a spray now…especially if you fake it with added spray top.

#201. Penny tweezed

So this a late apology for those that have been following this project  – sorry for the uninspiring things that I have made you endure, but alas here is another…

#199. Yogurt hamster wheel

I have come full circle… recycling my own ideas now!

#196. Knot nut

weighted duster… don’t forget to dust? nuts

#195. Smooth rough

Laminated scourer….

#194. Sore point

Two handles plus cocktail stick….

#193. Smoking trap

I was thinking of doing an after photo but I was in too much pain… with rat trap

#192. Medicine half..

I spent more time trying to name it… and it is still rubbish.

 

#190. Line art

I draw a line…. with string.

#189. Pebble case

My brown pebbles in a cassette case of course….. The stones?

#185. Yogurt donut

#181. Yogurt spiral

Playing with yogurt pots again because i’m doing a workshop next wednesday at Junkstop

#180. Pencil arrow

A kind of darts reference…. to the top score, although this doesn’t score highly in my books..

#179. Glove up

Rubberglove, shower hose and breath…

#178. Sponge fingers 2

sponges cut up and inserted into glove…will help it last longer when washing up?

#177. Scourer sticks

A bit lame like The England football team tonight… cocktail sticks and scourers.

#175. Dude saver

Energy bulb with rubber top and eyes again…

 

#172. Safe plug

A plug socket cover thing…now with wiring instructions…

#171. Sissor

Safety scissors taken apart and repositioned… looks like you hold it with two hands now…

#169. Fruit shoot dude

A weird one – a fruit shoot plastic bottle  + door stop + stickers.

#168. Table tennis mat

Table tennis ball fitted into cork mat… I did it for the contrast then realised the pun just as I wrote this…

#166. Idea pencil

A pencil to help inspire you… check extra pics for full pic.

#165. Pencil clip

Pencils clipped together, needs a big rubber…

#162. Pen topped

Pen tops balanced on a tin can…must try harder.

#161. Decanstructed

Took off the arm of this can opener – I guess it’s just a bottle opener now…. or Could opener, can’t opener etc…

 

#160. Cen pan…

Blue pens in a blue Tin can… obviously? Decorative storage…

#159. Ear light

LED bulb with earring back.

#157. Brush key

A dysfunctional tribute to #4 Brush Keyring… with a little help from a magnet drilled into a scrubbing brush keys

#156. Clip frame.

Two clips can become a stand up frame for photos…

#155. Jubilee clips

Jubilee clips and clips…. One for each ten years I guess.

#153 banana boat

knife store

#152. Fire plant

So is something better than nothing? well I guess this project says it is but beginning to doubt it.

A tea light in a small plant pot to germinate a fire?

#151. Pepsi light….

Sorry that was an unforgivable pun…. another reuse of an idea from Pepsi pear from the other day. drinkscan

#150. Yogurt stat wheel

 

150 and it’s a mash up with #113 yogurt wheel with #111 Yogurt stats.

#147. Canfan

A drinks can as a windmill, I used a coat hanger to make it…. not exactly a revelation but my son said “dad, you made that without buying anything” drinkscan

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