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DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO

Posted By: Gizmogirl

DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 05:35 AM

See PART ONE
Posted By: Vona

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 12:13 PM

Ok I'm here for PART TWO...where's all those awesome toys? LOL tounge
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 01:15 PM

roflmao Give me a moment, will you Vona? roflmao

I'll have to find some time to make more toys and put it out here for you guys. I have a bunch of toy making stuff, just need to get to it. wink
Posted By: Vona

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 01:25 PM

HAHAHA so do I lol I just have been really busy..but in the process of making a few things for a friend wink
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 01:36 PM

Alright Liezl! My babies are ready for more toy inspiration from our 'guru'! smile
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 04:33 PM

The DIY TOY GURU, huh? roflmao Thanks Tricia, the pressure is on! I'll have to make a plan soon. smile
Posted By: LiveInTheMoment

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 09:57 PM

Does anyone wanna know how to make a tube bead suggie bridge? If so I guess I can get my booty going and make one laugh (I don't have pictures of it in progress and it's too hard to just explain LOL).



They can be made to any width desired.. 1 bead wide, 2 beads wide, 3.., 4.. you get the picture LOL.
Posted By: Vona

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 10:04 PM

Meeeee I dooo smile But can I ask...will it reach across a 7ft room? LOL
Posted By: LiveInTheMoment

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 10:09 PM

I'm sure if you have enough tube beads LOL! The bridge I made is like.. 2-3 ft long (and I think I used 40-50 beads?). I will make one today, take pictures and post it.
Posted By: Vona

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 10:16 PM

yaaaay ok smile
Posted By: Dalton33

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 10:23 PM

I would love to have the directions to make it as well please!
Posted By: Gemini67

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/02/11 11:27 PM

Tube bridge! Tube bridge! Me too please grin
Posted By: LiveInTheMoment

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/03/11 04:16 AM

Ugh.. soo my cable to my camera is MIA, and now my phone wont send pictures to my email..

SOO I will try again tomorrow to get the pictures up for the tube bead bridge. Sorry for the wait guys!
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/03/11 05:39 AM

I'm in! thumb
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/05/11 08:25 PM

Still waiting Liezl. roflmao
Posted By: Holly1221

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/06/11 03:47 AM

Originally Posted By: lilangels
Holly I hate to tell you but your chippettes are in no way an original idea. I have made many of these over the past few years. You can not forbid someone from selling an idea that is not original.


Connie, It is an original idea as I have never seen this type of toy around, not here at GC or on EBay or on any1s website or just plain Internet and I have been in the Glider Community for over 10 years (since 2001). I did not copy this off of anyone. Also the name is original as well.

I offered for anyone to make them for their personal use, Never did I use the term forbid that. I am only stating that (as of may 29th) this is my idea to sell


Liezl, please DO make them!! I would love to see the spin you put on them smile (must have pics) I'm sure the 1s you make will be AWESOME

Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/07/11 09:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Holly1221


Liezl, please DO make them!! I would love to see the spin you put on them smile (must have pics) I'm sure the 1s you make will be AWESOME



I want to, but I want pics, so I'll be waiting for those, even if it's just a finished product picture that I can use with your instructions. thumb
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/07/11 09:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Megs
Still waiting Liezl. roflmao


Not ignoring all of you, been MIA for a day or two, will make some more toys soon. thumb
Posted By: Holly1221

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/09/11 04:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Gizmogirl

I want to, but I want pics, so I'll be waiting for those, even if it's just a finished product picture that I can use with your instructions. thumb


dunno i'm confused as to what you mean, sorry. if you need play by play pics, let me know and i can try this weekend/week coming up
Posted By: AmberLenee

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/11/11 07:03 AM

In part one of this someone asked how to make a pom pom that the strips didn't get pulled out. What I did was cut fleece like I was making a fleece vine,(but not sewing in the middle) and the rolling it up, taking another strip of fleece, tied it in the middle in a double knot.Then use whatever you like to hang it. You get a great pom pom and the middle is tied with the same fleece so the ends blend in with the rest of the pieces.
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/11/11 07:27 AM

Thank you Amber, I missed that question. I do the exact same thing with the poms, take a strip of fleece, tied the middle really tight and a double knot. thumb
Posted By: lilangels

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/11/11 07:54 PM

Holly your name of the chipettes was for sure an original and the things I have been making for yrs do not look at all like what you posted...I was just pointing out that making toys using the chips was not original. I usually pick out the red ones por the black ones to use when i am making things with black and white themes...the black and white chips make excellent polk a dots!!!!
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/28/11 05:57 AM

Bumped on request of user. wink
Posted By: AliceDoll

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/01/11 06:50 PM

I have to say I've found these tutorials to be very useful laugh I've made quite a few toys so far, for my upcoming baby girl -- and I'm extremely pleased with how they came out! smile

The only problem is now I have wayyy too much extra material left over @_@
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/02/11 07:52 AM

clap I am so happy to hear you like them. It's so much fun to make toys for the babies! smile

Keep those left overs, I need to add more how to's. wink Just have to find the time! thumb
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/02/11 02:16 PM

Barn Yard Pull Apart



You will need:

2 x 5"x12" pieces of landware net
6 x Cable ties
2 x Long strips 2" wide fleece
7 x Heart links (or similar)
2 x 6" plastic chain
1 x Foraging cup
2 x Bunches of raffia
10x Straws

Instructions:

1. Cut two 5"x12" pieces of landware net



2. Connect the 5" sides of each individual piece of landware net together to create two loops.

3. Secure each loop with 3 x cable ties.



4. Twist the fleece strips all the way around on both loops.



5. Connect the two loops with 4 heart links and 2 strings of plastic chain.

6. Connect two heart links right at the top of the toy to hang it in the cage.

7. Connect one heart link bottom middle of the top loop to hang a foraging cup.

8. Fill the loop with Raffia and stick the straws all over.

Voila!

Posted By: AliceDoll

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/02/11 07:02 PM

This one is really cute! ;_; will they eat the straw though?
Posted By: Meg_n_Von

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/02/11 08:30 PM

Another fantastic idea! clap
Posted By: Faerie

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/03/11 12:31 AM

I need the tube bridge instructions!!!!!
Posted By: GliderNursery

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/03/11 01:38 AM

Originally Posted By: AliceDoll
This one is really cute! ;_; will they eat the straw though?


They don't eat them, but some will chew on them. They are a pretty inexpensive toy that is disposable. When they get chewed on, just stick new ones in there! smile

Great toy idea!!
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/03/11 07:31 AM

They went nuts for this one, definitely a winner! thumb
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/16/11 08:46 AM

Bump. smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/21/11 01:34 PM

I would like to thank everyone for posting these ideas for toys. i made some of these for my gliders. and some i made and put my own twist on it but my girls love love love there new toys. If i knew how to bookmark this thread i would. but i am still getting use to this website. Thanks again.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/23/11 05:51 PM

I saw in Part One the frisbee trampoline, but I don't think I'm up to that level yet. I LOVE the idea of a springy trampoline-like toy for my sugar glider to bounce a little on. Does anyone have instructions for an easier springy toy?
Posted By: lilangels

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/25/11 03:09 AM

The trampoline toy is really easy to make so don't hold yourself back...try to make one!!!!
Posted By: dizzyblue

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/25/11 03:36 AM

A lady I know made my son an adorable fleece blanket. Its sewn around but then its like she made little holes around it and pulled out stripes of fleece.
So basically a no sew but it was sewn. Anyone use this on glider toys! That would be safer for those who like the no sew look, Because there's no small holes for little heads to get caught in it.
I can post pictures if wanted!
Posted By: manje

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/26/11 03:46 AM

I've seen plans for a new-sew fleece pompom. Has anyone ever tried one of those for suggies?

EDIT: DISREGARD THIS. Haha, I totally overlooked the post that already mentioned it. I'm a dork. tounge
Posted By: flower09

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/27/11 04:25 PM

I love all these toys!

Does anyone know a website thats sells hardware cloth online? I only have one store near me that sells it every once in a while, and when they do they sell like 50 feet at a time!
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/27/11 06:37 PM

Jenny, have a look in this thread thumb
Posted By: flower09

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/27/11 06:49 PM

Thank you! thumb
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/27/11 07:04 PM

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Posted By: acedude4

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/08/11 04:12 AM

My ball pit. Thanks!

Posted By: JazzNZoeysMom

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/08/11 04:22 AM

Very nice!!!!
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/08/11 08:17 AM

acedude4, that looks awesome and so colorful! Very nicely done! clap
Posted By: roxiesmomma

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/15/11 04:07 PM

Love all these toys! Keep them coming wink
Posted By: Eureka

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/17/11 04:25 AM

Man, making toys is one of the many reasons (many, many, many, many reasons) I can't wait to get gliders. I love making things, and I like when people can enjoy the things I make. Especially if those people are furry. And not really people. You get the idea. XD
Posted By: ssuver

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/17/11 06:01 AM

I really need to start taking notes. I lack in the toy making department. I mail give mine bird and people toys. Keep up the good work guys.
Posted By: yiyo

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/17/11 03:03 PM

Here's my latest toy. I finally finished it doing a little bit for the past few nights....I got the idea from a previous post on here smile

http://s1118.photobucket.com/albums/k618/yiyoyaiya/?action=view&current=toy.jpg
Posted By: Dwiizie

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/17/11 03:16 PM

Ooooo thats cool! Its like a little Labyrinth smile
Posted By: Vona

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/17/11 03:41 PM

thumb awesome toy:)
Posted By: yiyo

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/17/11 03:47 PM

thanks

I feel like it took forever but I'm happy with how it came out smile

I'm planning to hang foraging cup from it as well....
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/18/11 07:37 AM

clap Great toy! thumb
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/19/11 05:13 AM

Getting ready to make my girls a PVC cage and looking through here gives me such great ideas on making toys to put in there so it wont be empty smile So EXCITED!!!
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/19/11 08:05 AM

jump
Posted By: Bozeman

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 08/21/11 02:42 PM

Great thread!
Posted By: animalloversfb

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/02/11 02:41 AM

Thanks to Gizmogirl for the help and inspiration! Made my first awesome toys tonight and my guys are loving them so far!

A tunnel for their cage(only modification I made was using fleece for now to hang it as I don't have any chain currently):

And a "toy around" that I made a little bit different:

Step 1: Use a zip tie to secure a piece of fleece over each end of the wire
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/animalloversfb/Sugar%20Gliders/DSC_0557.jpg

Step 2:Wrap strip of fleece around starting at one end and secure with tied strips of fleece.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/animalloversfb/Sugar%20Gliders/DSC_0558.jpg

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/animalloversfb/Sugar%20Gliders/DSC_0565.jpg

Repeat starting at other end until fleece overlaps and tie off with another small strip of fleece.

Step 4: Bend at the top to attach a hook and wrap the wire in a spiral:

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/animalloversfb/Sugar%20Gliders/DSC_0567.jpg
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/03/11 05:18 AM

Awesome!!!! clap Great job!! I bet your babies are going to love it!!

Love your glider names by the way! thumb
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/05/11 04:11 AM

I finally made one! Still adding stuff... but here is what I have so far! smile






weee jump
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/05/11 04:16 AM

whats the mesh y'all are using and where can you get it?
Posted By: GliderNursery

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/05/11 04:26 AM

That is Hardware or Landware Cloth. It can be found in the gardening section (I think) at Lowe's/Home Depot.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/05/11 05:39 AM

That one is hardware cloth. I found it in the lumber section at home depot
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/07/11 06:01 AM

That looks awesome Drisana! clap And I see your baby loves it too!!
Posted By: fuzzyx4

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/18/11 01:01 PM

Where do you get the balls for your ball pit, and do you know are ping pong balls safe to use?
Posted By: yiyo

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/18/11 01:27 PM

I got my wiffle balls at Dollar Tree. You could probably get them at Target or WalMart also....
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/18/11 02:49 PM

You can use wiffle balls or ping pong balls, I got mine from a sport store and have used them for years. thumb
Posted By: dewbug91

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 03:59 PM

Would love to know how to make that tube bead bridge!! Also, you think it could be made with pony beads instead????
Posted By: LiveInTheMoment

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: dewbug91
Would love to know how to make that tube bead bridge!! Also, you think it could be made with pony beads instead????


I have a memory worse than a goldfish. I have been meaning to post pictures and everytime I remember to do it I'm out of the house *smacks forehead*. Yes, you can do it with pony beads. I am uploading the photos now.
Posted By: dewbug91

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 04:29 PM

Yay!!!! I was thinking that I would use fleece for the string. I know how to make the pony bead key chains, like the animals and stuff. So I think I will do the bridge just like the lacing of the keychains...
Posted By: LiveInTheMoment

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 04:34 PM



I used to make animals out of pony beads all the time when I was little like the above image. I haven't tried making a suggie bridge out of pony beads, but I'm sure it would be just as fun! You would definitely need a lot of beads though smile.

What you will need:
-100 tube beads give or take (depends on how long you want to make it).
-5 yards of rexlace (I prefer to have too much rexlace than too little).

Step 1:


Take one end of the rexlace and slide 2 or more tube beads onto it. Hold them in place, do not let them slide down to the center of the rexlace.

Step 2:


Take the opposite end of the rexlace and slide it through the tube beads.

Step 3:


Pull on both ends of the rexlace until the beads go to the center of the rexlace.

Step 4:



Then to add the ends that attach to the cage, I simply took some extra rexlace, slid one end through the last two tube beads (on each end I did this). Then I added tube beads single file on both sides of the rexlace, took a lanyard hook and tied the ends to the lanyard hook.

I'm not great with instructions so if you have questions, shoot me a PM.
Posted By: LiveInTheMoment

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By: dewbug91
Yay!!!! I was thinking that I would use fleece for the string. I know how to make the pony bead key chains, like the animals and stuff. So I think I will do the bridge just like the lacing of the keychains...


Haha, you made the pony bead animals too? That's exactly where I got this idea from. From like.. 6-10 years old I was OBSESSED with making pony bead animals. Not sure why. But every relative and friend of mine had one of my creations tounge.
Posted By: dewbug91

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 04:38 PM

Thanks! I will post a picture when I am done!
Posted By: dewbug91

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 04:40 PM

I sell them at dog shows... But I was thinking about making them safe for suggies!!!
Posted By: Lisha

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 06:44 PM

Thank you for posting this!! That is exactly where I got the idea to try this too-I just don't get why mine seem to not want to stay together and end up forming a sort of circle-but now that I know forsure I have the right idea I'm going to give her another go-can't wait-thanks again!


uh oh....I just got an idea to try and work this out as a ladder by putting some space in between each row of tube beads...I'm going to try and work that out I think. Yikes. It's embarassing how excited I just got about this.
Posted By: LiveInTheMoment

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 10/19/11 08:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Lisha
Thank you for posting this!! That is exactly where I got the idea to try this too-I just don't get why mine seem to not want to stay together and end up forming a sort of circle-but now that I know forsure I have the right idea I'm going to give her another go-can't wait-thanks again!


uh oh....I just got an idea to try and work this out as a ladder by putting some space in between each row of tube beads...I'm going to try and work that out I think. Yikes. It's embarassing how excited I just got about this.


I have one that goes diagonal in their cage (top left to bottom right), they love it thumb
Posted By: ihana1894

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 12/25/11 05:02 AM

is this the net you use? http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=WGM&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=where+to+buy+landware+net&gs_upl=21309l25815l0l25978l17l14l2l0l0l4l249l2037l4.8.2l16l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=617&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=11784506375894105318&sa=X&ei=FKn2TqLFE6Tx0gGaneTFAg&ved=0CDIQ8wIwAg
Posted By: Chattenoire

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 12/25/11 11:28 PM

I found these bike lock cable things in the bicycle section of Meijer for ~$7 each. They didn't seem to have any at the Walmart I went to and I haven't checked Target yet.

I *really* like these because they always return to their perfect shape and they have a perfect bounce to them.



I tied pieces of fleece to it, to make your cookie-cutter fleece vine, only with a nice shape and awesome bounce.



I'm thinking, however, that I'm going to leave these "Naked" and not put fleece on them, I think my gliders will enjoy jumping and bouncing off of them, they have the perfect grip, perfect feel. They even stretch pretty darn far for larger cages. They will be my faux-vines that are super easy to clean! Ah, I just love these! I wish I could find some in pink! Going to google now. Perhaps someone, somewhere, makes them for children's bikes. I bet I can find pink ones somewhere! :lshower:
Posted By: CarolinaGliders

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 12/27/11 06:56 PM

SAME HERE smile
Originally Posted By: Gizmogirl
:roflmao: Give me a moment, will you Vona? :roflmao:

I'll have to find some time to make more toys and put it out here for you guys. I have a bunch of toy making stuff, just need to get to it. wink
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 01/19/12 06:48 AM

I'm wanting the tube bridge instructions too!!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 01/19/12 06:50 AM

for some reason the thread went all crazy! I see the instructions!
Posted By: MissLady

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 01/21/12 10:43 PM

Hey guys! I'm really new here smile I have 3 gliders and just tried to make my first glider toy! :D How does it look? Does it look safe? I'm finding that the rexlace is kind of stretchy and I'm just not sure if I made this bridge right...
Posted By: SariYappa

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 01/23/12 01:45 AM

clap Looks awesome!
Posted By: MissLady

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 01/23/12 03:17 PM

Thanks!

I have a question... I went to Home Depot to find that landware net to make tubes and play things but I found a few different things with different names.... I wasn't sure which is the right product. One netting was 1/2" spaces but it was like plastic coated metal and another was 1" spacing and it was plastic thru and thru. Which is right? Does it matter?
Posted By: yiyo

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 01/23/12 03:21 PM

You can use either, depending on the toy that you're making. If you want something more sturdy, go with the one that has the wire in it. If you don't need sturdy, the all plastic one is fine also.

Just keep in mind (expecially with the one that has wire) you have to wrap the edges with fleece when you're done to cover the sharp edges that you cut.
Posted By: sweetbabies

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/09/12 04:50 AM

For anyone who's looking for greatpriceson the plastic chain !! Go to either rockportroost.com or nalani toys. I just ordered a whole bunch after about 70 hours of searching the web for the best prices!!! Enjoy!!
Posted By: Lisha

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/09/12 02:09 PM

I ordered from Rockport Roost a few times in the past and always will in the future-I had a million questions about how much shipping would be in a million different hypothetical situations (I'll admit it, I'm cheap as hell haha!) and she never got irritated with me at all whatsoever and also helped me figure out how much I could get stuffed into 1 little flat rate envelope so I could get the cheapest shipping possible and THEN on top of all that I ordered this violet color she had at the time and she also threw in some of the regular purple (for free) in case I didn't like the violet color (which I didn't) b/c she didn't care for it herself SO basically.... order from there you'll be glad ya did wink
Posted By: lilangels

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/09/12 03:01 PM

I tried to order from their site last night and it says they are closed for a buying trip. Anyone know how long they usualy close for?
Posted By: JLrussell

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/09/12 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Chattenoire
I found these bike lock cable things in the bicycle section of Meijer for ~$7 each. They didn't seem to have any at the Walmart I went to and I haven't checked Target yet.

I *really* like these because they always return to their perfect shape and they have a perfect bounce to them.



I tied pieces of fleece to it, to make your cookie-cutter fleece vine, only with a nice shape and awesome bounce.



I'm thinking, however, that I'm going to leave these "Naked" and not put fleece on them, I think my gliders will enjoy jumping and bouncing off of them, they have the perfect grip, perfect feel. They even stretch pretty darn far for larger cages. They will be my faux-vines that are super easy to clean! Ah, I just love these! I wish I could find some in pink! Going to google now. Perhaps someone, somewhere, makes them for children's bikes. I bet I can find pink ones somewhere! :lshower:


This is such an awesome idea!!! Looks like ill be heading to target later!!
Posted By: Lisha

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/09/12 05:34 PM

I found some awesome pink ones at Target (bike lock thingies) but didn't get them because I don't get how or if you were supposed to take the big lock part off of them???
Posted By: LEasterwood

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/11/12 06:24 PM

Hope this is also for sharing. smile A simple no sew flower I made. It's easy to make. Cut out flower shapes of fleece and snip two small holes into the flower. Use Rexlace string of whatever length you want and slip through the two holes. With ends facing you, tie a knot to secure the string. String some beads on the ends & knot them.
Insta-flower
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/11/12 07:11 PM

Thats such a cool flower ill have to try that ! It looks so cute !
Posted By: lilangels

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/11/12 09:05 PM

Leaster I love the flower....very cute and creative.
Posted By: GliderNursery

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/11/12 09:57 PM

That is very cute!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/14/12 10:58 PM

I have a question. I have a few rubber duckies for toy makig and i have been using a saudering iron for the holes.. any other ideas on how to make the holes? sometimes it kinda burns the rubber frown
Posted By: lilangels

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/14/12 11:11 PM

I use a drill to make holes in toys. A nail would probably work too.
Posted By: CarolinaGliders

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/15/12 01:49 AM

I also use a small drill
Posted By: SugarCrazy

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 02/15/12 02:08 AM

I use a dremmel for all my toys. That was the best gift my daddy has gotten me. :lshower:
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 04/25/12 01:50 PM

Originally Posted By: GliderNursery
That is Hardware or Landware Cloth. It can be found in the gardening section (I think) at Lowe's/Home Depot.

All the hardware cloth I'm seeing at Home Depot (I haven't looked at Lowe's) has a galvanized coating. Isn't that toxic for sugar gliders? Do you know a specific brand that is safe for them?
Posted By: yiyo

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 04/25/12 03:08 PM

Do you mean vinyl coating?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 04/25/12 11:39 PM

I was told that galvanized (zinc) coating can cause UTIs when it reacts with urine...is vinyl better? If so, can you find vinyl-coated mesh?
Posted By: yiyo

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 04/26/12 12:50 PM

Here is what most people use to make the PVC cages out:
Hardware Net

And this is similar to what I used to make some toys (I can't seem to find it on the Home Depot website at the moment:
Vinyl Coated Hardware Cloth
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/01/12 07:02 AM

Originally Posted By: SugarSana
I finally made one! Still adding stuff... but here is what I have so far! smile






weee jump
wohooooo...thats so cute enough...i also want to make it too smile
Posted By: Terry

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 06/01/12 03:46 PM

Other than braided fleece rope vines, the only toys I made are these baskets

2nd basket with revised hanging method.


First basket, changed the hanging method to like 2nd one, and use for back up 'cause I like the second one better.
Posted By: Tinytat

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/04/12 03:11 PM

Setting up a cage for future glider (crosses fingers), so this is going to be awesome influence!! Yipeeeee
Posted By: Terry

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/04/12 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Tinytat
Setting up a cage for future glider (crosses fingers), so this is going to be awesome influence!! Yipeeeee


Oh it's fun! I really enjoyed setting up a safe & fun habitat for my 2 girls. (I also did enjoy designing my lizard's habitats as well). I guess I like decorating.
Posted By: Tinytat

Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART TWO - 07/05/12 11:26 PM

See I love decorating and rearranging my own home so this is zoo exciting! Ive been on a spending spree for gliders Idont even own and have my eye on some supplies for making some of these awesome ideas!! saw the Pineapple at the dollar Tree which the kids begged me to get and make a cool feeder out of that i think someone else did.. I get real nervous though as Im soooo not crafty so I get all hung ho about it and then when I attempt, it flops and i fold...

you guys make it look sooo easy!
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