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    Uses For Dollar Store Shower Curtains

    From http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf12043810.tip.html

    Many Uses For Dollar Store Shower Curtains

    I do many painting and craft projects, both inside and outside. Each spring, I pick up 5 or 6 plastic shower curtains from the dollar store. You wouldn't believe how many uses I've found for them. They even come in clear, to cover drafty windows in the winter!

    I lined my propagation boxes with pieces of them then poked holes for the drainage. I also use the colorful ones for table cloths in my craft/sewing room! They work great when painting cupboards or other painting projects, because they are much stronger than "regular" plastic sheeting. I bought an Olive Green one to cover my lawn mower with. They're small, but make great make-shift tarps too.

    Keep one in your car for a sturdy emergency "Poncho": simply cut a hole for your head in the center! They can be cut smaller for easy-clean curtains: hang them with the holes already punched or punch your own with a paper punch from the Dollar Store. When painting lattice last summer, I put one of these under my work. Use them and string to cover lawn furniture! And when camping, these plastic shower curtains are great to put under your sleeping bags and tents to keep the dew and bugs away! Don't throw them away after use. Just fold them up and keep them in a plastic bag, because you can use them over and over, or cut smaller pieces for other uses.

    These ARE plastic... so keep them away from young children!

    By Cyinda from near Seattle
    I love her ideas. My favorite is the idea of using a clear one to cover drafty windows. We have old single-pane windows in our house that are practically like sieves. It would really help having them covered.
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    You could also use it when you are potting/repotting plants in the house to catch the mess. Says the woman who was sweeping up dirt from her kitchen floor yesterday after potting several amaryllis plants.
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    hey great ideas!!

    how about using some platic piping to make an arch and using a clear one tied over it to make a makeshift cloch for bringing on veggies in the garden!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loopy Lou
    hey great ideas!!

    how about using some platic piping to make an arch and using a clear one tied over it to make a makeshift cloch for bringing on veggies in the garden!
    Oooh! You mean make a kind of cold frame for starting plants or do you mean to cover growing plants to keep them warm after they are in the ground?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC-katrack
    Oooh! You mean make a kind of cold frame for starting plants or do you mean to cover growing plants to keep them warm after they are in the ground?
    Both!!! I bet it would be cheaper than buying a cloche/propogator
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