Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Astoria Rust Goes Crafting

With Lelo and Auntie as a constant inspiration I figured I could turn this into a crafting blog just for a day. What better idea for a craft project than to take something that already exists and turn it into art. (What ever happened to Brinny Maxwell?)

My first project was Halloween tampon ghosts. They are lots of extra fun when you give them out with the candy. Parents are just delighted when they find these little goodies when they inspect their children's candy.

Next there are tampon dolls and action figures. These are great stocking stuffers because they take up so much room you don't add any extra gifts.

Here is the smaller version for those who travel and can't pack a full sized tampon doll.

And finally a tampon cozy with a Velcro flap for every woman on the go who wants to display their good taste.

Now remember, never use tampons that have been used, they are a bio-hazard. Besides, that would be nasty and disgusting.

Tah for now and happy crafting!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! evidently, you are soooooooo creative!

5:39 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...


5:51 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I've come across a lot of craft blogs but nothing like this!

(Your crafts are the kind I could actually do - but won't...)

Thanks for the morning laugh.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Yes, Evidently I must make those ghosts and right away. They will perfectly adorn my new home (which is not yet ridiculously yellow) and I can hang them all around the house to help beat my winter blahs.

BTW, I just had a hand pulled mocha, aren't you jealous? In fact, when I was pulling my mocha, I thought to myself, I need to " repurpose" something. Pulling my mocha was fun "he he"

6:59 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Oh my dear GOD.

Am I on the right blog?

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea!! I am now casting rubber molds for candles and I never thought...a tampon candle! Eureka!! This will be a big seller!

9:01 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Let's not forget to use them as auto air fresheners. Just dip them in you favorite scent (patchouli oil)and hang it from your rear view mirror . Your tampon air freshener should last for months and it's more pleasing to look at than a cardboard pine tree.

9:31 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Anon, evidently so. Who'da thunk it.

Lori does OMG mean you are going to place an order? I don't have an account at etsy yet.

Beth, you are laughing at my new business?

Auntie, I owe my new craft love to you. Pull along my dear, pull along.

Syd, you knew I had it in me all along...wait, that doesn't sound right...

Anon, be sure to make the wick extra long.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you all mocking me? I mean I was the first one to come up with the fre*akin' idea of "repurposing" vintage tampons. It was MY idea, so just knock it off and stop trying to take credit.

You are one of those malicious lurkers, aren't you.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

It means I now know what to do with that stock I thought I no longer needed.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Wonder (if he's a)Boy has been working so hard on these. I'll have to password protect all my posts from now on.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Guy, the tampon factory in our 'dreaded city' down the road a piece wishes to thank you for their increase in sales. Seems they really jumped higher this morning. They wish me to tell you to 'hang in there':)

5:36 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

I'm going to call my post-menopausal mother and have her repurpose that old box in her bathroom right away!

I can see those adorning a fanciful Christmas tree.

They're also great for sopping up your hand-pulled mocha if you spill it.

11:31 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Mike, do you really have a tampon factory in your town? Too funny.

Funny thing is I got a call from a local blogger last night and they mentioned something along the lines of me being a journalist, and I had to stop them, saying, "Did you see my post today? I wrote about tampon craft projects, for Christ sake. I can not be considered as a journalist!"

5:28 AM  
Blogger Crowbar said...

Be sure to cover your tampon dolls with a condom on rainy days so they don't bloat.

1:05 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Great idea, Crowbar. Condoms aren't just for Christmas tree decorations any more.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Guy, not in our town, but in the city about an hour's summer drive down outta the hills & trees. Big work-force for a city of 80k, if you count the towns on each side of the river as one:)

3:59 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Blood money!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Colonel Panic said...

Nuh Uh.

8:11 PM  

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