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Tickle_Me_Pink
« on: January 21, 2008 08:21:13 AM »

I know everyone has them, and I feel bad throwing them away! Any ideas of what to do with them?
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BudgeIsCool
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008 09:15:39 AM »

There are a lot of topics already about this...some of the ideas that I found/thought of are:
- building stuff out of them. you can make a jewelry display really easily, I think there's a topic about that somewhere...all you need to do is glue a toilet paper roll to a paper towel roll in a T-shape, (the shorter roll is vertical and the longer is horizontal).
I found that if you stuff them with plastic bags, they're actually pretty hard...I toyed with the idea of trying to make a chair or something but I'm not sure how well that would work...
- bracelets. It sounds dumb, but if you cut two rings out of a toilet paper roll and glue them together, (so you can fit your hand through), then decoupage, it can come out pretty cool Cool (I made some, they're lots of fun to make).
hmm....I imagine you could cut and flatten out a roll and just use the cardboard...that's all the ideas I have, hope it helped  Wink
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I have a whole bunch of fliers advertising a series of concerts (but all the fliers are the same), does anyone want them?
Scareplane
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 08:30:20 PM »

I read somewhere that you can stuff them with dryer lint and use them for fire starters in your fireplace.
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DaisyTattoo
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008 08:32:20 PM »

Small rodents love them. Hamsters, mice ect.
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autotrophic
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008 10:32:40 PM »

i wrap my random ribbons around paper towel rolls so they're all in a row and i can get to one without making a huge mess
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silver_tinker
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008 09:43:08 AM »

I made a stationery holder out of them, although I did the exact same thing and used it to hold my makeup brushes as well. It's very simple - after it's done it looks like this:

http://toothfairyinthemaking.blogspot.com/2007/07/stationery.html

I wrote a post somewhere here with basic instructions - although you can probably figure it out yourself just by looking.
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DaydreamerArtworks
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008 11:28:12 AM »

It's kind-of too late but I use old paper towel rolls to make sure my Christmas lights aren't in a huge knot next year...
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008 02:17:45 PM »

You could also cut the TP tubes off at different spots and make a fruit stand like this which I recently wrote up DIY instructions for:
http://www.replayground.com/pages/diy/tpfruit.asp
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jazzieburger
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008 07:42:58 PM »

hehe. i used to have gerbils and they used to chew them. :]
but i guess that's no help if you don't have gerbils.
haha.
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Llola
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008 10:27:09 PM »

I read somewhere that you can stuff them with dryer lint and use them for fire starters in your fireplace.

OMG this is genius!  Grin
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