Welcome to the very first edition of Random Recast! Each week, Random Recast will feature a new-use-a-day for a common household item. Got any ideas you'd like to share? Leave a comment!
Yesterday, we learned how to make our own steamer using aluminum foil
to bring clothes made from delicate fabrics back to life. Today, we're going to get a little craftier by using the kitchen staple to sharpen paper punches.
Photo: Cindy Kang
While punching about a hundred stars into card stock invitations, I noticed around the fiftieth punch that it took more and more effort to punch through the paper. By one hundred, my arm was sore. I thought I had a defective paper punch, but it turns out it just needed to be sharpened. Cindy Kang, event designer and the blogger behind Just The Little Things
, uses aluminum foil
(layered on top of a sheet of parchment paper) to do the job. The aluminum foil sharpens the punch, while the paper waxes it so that cutting through heavy paper is a breeze.
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Random Recast - New Uses for Aluminum Foil Day 2
Random Recast - New Uses For Aluminum Foil Day 1