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richyrich7

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« on: February 20, 2007, 21:47 »
Thought I might share this with you all, I make plant labels out of old tomato purée tubes
1) Cut off both ends and split up the middle with a pair of scissors.
2) Wash out the old puree.
3) Smooth out the tube with the back of a spoon.
4) Cut into labels.
What I really like about them is that if you use a biro, long after the inks faded and gone you can still read them.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 21:54 »
Very clever, I like it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 22:11 »
Nicer when the ink has weathered off....i use ice lolly sticks!  Usually have a supply in the house for the summer so just pinch a few.

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 22:25 »
yoghurt pots can be used as well  :wink: seen milk bottles mentioned on the site as well
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 00:51 »
Nice idea. thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 06:57 »
great idea richy suppose you could use those foil trays you get take aways in nice one
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 22:19 »
I cut up margarine tubs, it's suprising how many you can get out of one tub. They don't like biro much though, so I use a soft 4B pencil.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 22:46 »
hi all

would a marker used for writing on cd's not be better used on marg tubs and the like.?

i not tried as haven't got a lotty yet  :cry:

cheers

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 22:48 »
yes they work fine £1 for 5 from wilkos

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2007, 08:01 »
Quote from: "jack russell"
hi all

would a marker used for writing on cd's not be better used on marg tubs and the like.?

i not tried as haven't got a lotty yet  :cry:

cheers

jr


Yes, but you can't rub it off and recycle what you've recycled!

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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2007, 11:06 »
you can sometimes remove those markers with lighter fluid or white spirit
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