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!
Today is our last installment of the aluminum foil
edition of Random Recast...and I've saved my favorite use for last! This time we're going to be using foil to "repair" a mirror that has been desilvered in spots. It's not a permanent fix, but a convenient one.
Whether its from age or humidity, weird spots can detract from the beauty of a mirror. When you spot a few on your favorite looking glass, reach for aluminum foil. Just tape it to the back of the frame (not on the mirror itself) with the shiny side facing out. It'll "fill in" flaws and reflect light similarly to the mirror finish.
Missed the other Random Recast posts? Here's a little catch-up for you...
Day #4: Embossed Card Embellishment
Forget shelling out for specialty metallic papers to use in your scrapbooking or card making projects. Aluminum foil can be embossed and tinted, making it very versatile for crafting.
Day #3: Paper Punch Sharpener
If your specialty paper punch requires a bit too much effort to use, the die might just be a little dull. Sharpen it by punching through aluminum foil and parchment paper.
Day #2: Bring Delicate Fabrics Back to Life
For materials that can't take too much heat, make your own "steamer" by topping your ironing board with aluminum foil. Then, place the garment onto the foil and smooth with an iron set on the steam function.
Day #1: Remove Rust From Chrome
Noticed a few spots of rust on the chrome features of your bike or car? Simply rub over the rusty area with a ball of aluminum foil (shiny-side out) dipped in water. Once you see a few dark circles appear, clean and buff to a like-new finish.
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Stay tuned for next week's Random Recast! What will it be? You'll have to wait and see...