"We went all over the place," Ms. Lee said. "We could not find acetone and finally wiped out a store's supply of nail polish remover."
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"I found a large planter that came with a basin," she said. "They would not sell me the basin only. So I made my own — Styrofoam from a shipping box lined with plastic sheeting and held together with bamboo skewers. ... It worked."