#143. Can’t opener

It’s a cover up….again…. this time a classic can opener gets ballooned.

#142. Cork clam

Two cork placemats trapping a balloon… kind of a big pearl…. i don’t know???

#139. Training brush

Back from France with my fancy french sweeping brush and then I added my old trainer…wished I’d bought another one now.

#138. Worry au lait

French milk bottle with stickers… i like them as worry lines as it suits me.

#136. Squid yogurt

Kind of Disney inspired as I bought these sticky eyes there today… with drinking straws and yogurt pot – makes a squid or jelly fish.

#134. Strawberry basket

Leffe bier cork thingy used as strawberry protection in transit…
more French holiday ones to follow…

#133. Tubes in tubes

tubes inside tubes – straws, toilet roll tube, can, makedo – I have..

#131. Cup cakes

Polystyrene Cups with bottoms cut out and cleaning cloths rolled up inside….

#130. Travel sponge

A sponge squashed into a tic tac sweet box…I’ll be taking this on my hols to Paris tomorrow!

French inspired objects to come??

#129. Cake shades

Little lampshade eyes for my transformer #118. with cake cases and cups.

#128. Light cakes

Cup cake cases stuck to a balloon – I must get more serious… I like how light and delicate this one is though…

#127. Balloon joint

polystyrene cups with holes and joined with a balloon…looks a bit like a sailor too??

#125. Ball and socket

A lazy one but I kinda like it… a crown silver light bulb in a tin can, might be a ball and socket joint?

#123. Clipped

4 clips, clipped together… paper clip big clips

#119. Wave bands

2 for 1 – Elastic bands and cocktail sticks….

#118. Transformer.

Had fun with 25 multi sockets as they were on offer at local supermarket at 25 pence each… Impressed my son with this one when I lit it up . This one looks a lot better in real life.

#115. Balloon belt.

Back to some silliness… balloon blown up with elastic band on – it adds definition… Realised afterwards it looks like a…..

#113. Yogurt colour wheel…

Made with the brilliant Makedo reusable system for Earthday!

#112. Colour and curves…

Balloons on top of yogurt pots…. I love how covering things with balloons adds colour and curves.

#110 safety eyes

#108. Mop dyed

Hmmmm… I have been wanting to dye a mop for a few weeks now, finally did it today and now I’ve forgotten why. I guess it subverts your normal reaction to it.

#105. Mug plug..

Ok, so it should be called mug plug hole, but I like to keep things simple and the rhyme is probably the only reason I went with this today, other experiments never panned out… I also must say something to everyone who is following this project… Thankyou!

#101. Electric candle

So…. I had this switch stuck on a can for ages, then today I put a candle in the can to get the idea but thought it would be better on just a bigger candle. I think having two switches makes it even weirder…

 

 

#100. Watering can.

Not sure I want to turn this into a milestone but I have…. Found some water taps in the garage and I turned to one of my reliable friends the tin can and voila….

#99. Card cheat

So I picked up a box of paper clips and a pack of playing cards and started to play… Ideally I wanted them to be all connected together but I started this too late, so they are stood up.

#98. Spinge

#97. Jar Jar links

 

Two jars held together with mesh…might be a vase. Obviously The Star Wars reference makes it.

#96. Shuttle brush

I haven’t tried it yet… bristles from a sweeping brush replacing..

#95. Glove horn

Watering can and rubberglove…..makes a funny noise,

#94. Spray light

A bit silly but why change a habit…but at least I made it work. spray can

#91. Sponge ball

26 sponges rolled up and put into the holes of a dog ball toy – becomes small human toy.

#89. Elastic mop.

For some reason I felt I should make my own mop, then spotted a bag of elastic bands and finished off with a plunger handle. It would be quite useless as a mop, I’ll try and discovery another use for it…7/10

#88. Mop up

I tried different ways to contain and make a mop stand up, then I remembered I had this mesh…

#86. Hole eraser

In case you drill the wrong hole, you could now rub it out… it’s all getting a bit surreal.

#81. Cheese duster

Cheese polisher or Dust grater?

#80. Going down the toilet?

A world made from a toilet float….

#76. Handle sphere

 

#72. Soap roller

A washing up roller made using 18 sponge scourers and elastic bands.

#71. Second hand can

I have made hundreds of can clocks in workshops etc. it was nice to mess with the idea a bit…with a large catering Tin can.

#69.Unplugged

Led keyring torch stuck in a plug…electricplug

#64. Electric scourer

I liked how this battery and magnet could be used as a base for something…. so I gave it another copper top.

Duracell + magnet + scourer = an object that couldn’t be more useless – I love it.

#47. Brush match

I’ve been playing with fire….video

#41. Kindling flat-pack

Tried to just make a small side table but had some wood left and made a small stool…anyway I think this has legs… probably needs instructions with bag to make something more sculptural.. kindle

#37. pushme pullyou

One for the kids…2 cans, 2 bucket handles, 4 grommets and one hot water bottle….

#36. Funnel trap

so…elastic band, screw, funnel and peg.   I like how the elastic band is stretched inside and the peg stops the screw from flinging out.

#35. Tense pencil

Messing about with a door stop, discovered a pencil fits then tried to make it more interesting with string…

#34. Brush brush

#4 added to #26

Does this mean i’m struggling? Scrubbing paint… paintbrush

#33. Milk Handles

Plastic milk bottles have hardly any redeeming features to exploit….here are just the handles…

 

 

#32. Balloon handle

This is just weird….

#31. Floaty light

A B&Q lamp with a new shade – a toilet float from a cistern.

I like the idea of buying a light from a shop and the shade from the plumbing section.

Another Pic

#30. Handle bands

This took me 3 attempts as the other two bucket handles snapped so I wafted this one over the fire.

#29. Pine pair

Ikea is pretty everyday now…this is the bit I never use and pine cones.

#27. Pegson

This was one of three I made today check extra pics to see others, debatable if it was the best one…

#25. Pencil brush

Well, the handle from the brush was going spare…i’ll stay away from pencils for now. paintbrush

#17. Not so…

J cloth, Embroidery ring and pen…i’m so fake

#13. Sponge fingers

Hands that do dishes…this was fun.

 

 

#7. Milk mop tops

Mop with milk bottle tops knotted on…one for the kids…musical?

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