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« on: September 03, 2010 06:25:10 PM »

I have been hoarding empty toilet paper rolls for a while now. I don't know why. I guess I just had hopes for them. Any ideas of what I can do with them. All I can think of are those Christmas trees made by 3rd graders.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010 07:36:23 PM »

At my daughter's daycare recently, they stapled the ends flat, filled them with dried beans, decorated the outsides and used them for noisy shakers. If you don't have any little ones, I bet if you called around to some small daycares, they might have some interest in taking them off your hands!
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010 08:25:07 PM »

Every time I have an empty roll I have to fight the urge to keep it, so I can sympathise with you!!  I all could think of was chinese lanterns and those bon-bon cracker things you see at Christmas, and dinky kiddy stuff...so I googled!! Here are a couple of things that I found interesting:

Creepy faces  : http://www.geekologie.com/2009/08/paper_art_toilet_paper_roll_fa.php

Tiny little diorama thingies:  http://blog.makezine.com/archive/paper_crafts/

Flowers and wreaths: http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2010/06/recycled-toilet-paper-roll-wall-decor.html#tp


..and I saw a fantastic light at Ikea yesterday (oooh, I so want this!!) - made out of paper.  It might be possible to do something similar out of tp tubes??  http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/40147463




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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010 11:28:56 PM »

Thanks for the awesome ideas! I'm gonna try making some creepy faces.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010 08:22:59 AM »

OMG! I love the creepy faces!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010 12:20:01 AM »

 These i use in many crafts too. Here i made train for x-mas. First i made locomotive but i decided that it was a little bit boring so i added carriages. I Made two versions of it. Also cardboard and paper was very useful. Markings and gift wrappings are cut from junk mail.
I've been using rolls also for castles, cars, rockets, light houses, etc. There are so many things to make from these.

http://picasaweb.google.com/replicantsunite/TonttujunanPaivitys#
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010 05:13:52 AM »

On the old Frugal Along thread one of our girls used them to make seed starters.

I give old TP rolls to my rabbit and guinea pig.

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010 11:05:25 AM »

What can I add that can compare with the creepy faces? I also want to try this.
 When I was a florist I would make little birdhouses for wreaths or plants, wrap the tp roll with raffia. Make a hole in the tp roll a little more than half way down glue in edges of raffia. Make a flat roof, cone shape or other shape for a roof, cover this with pieces of bark, dried grass, what ever suits you, . stick a small dowel or stick in under the hole you made for a perch,  insert a pick on the bottom inside to stick into an arrangement or plant, shove in a little Spanish moss or other type of moss on the bottom inside of the tp roll and there you go.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011 03:38:51 AM »

My sister used them one Christmas to create Christmas bon bons - the cardboard structure works well and you can just wrap Christmas wrapping over it and tie the ends.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011 04:36:54 AM »

The diorama and creepyface things look cool!

Of course, for TP rolls, I'd use 'em as cases for LED flashlights designed as a lightsaber. The cardboard is strong enough to withstand the screws to hold the two TP rolls together - but it will need some reinforcing at the ends.

I wish I had empty TP rolls. D:
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2011 11:03:05 PM »

Cut them into 1-inch pieces and cover with yarn, they make really cute and expensive looking napkin holders.
I found this site right now when I searched for an example:
http://craft-interrupted.blogspot.com/2010/11/toilet-paper-roll-napkin-rings.html
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011 12:48:33 PM »

If you have access to the autumn issue of Green Craft, you will find a cool idea on page 78.

If not, here is a quick run down of what to do.
Staple the tops closed, paint any color you like, add some pretty paper or ribbon to the top to cover the staples. Then you can add paper flowers, or any other small cool papery crafts to the roll, throw on a name and you have a place setting, or you can use it to label items on a shelf or what not.

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011 08:56:57 PM »

although not exactly crafty, you couuuld decorate any way you like, love the napkin ring idea..., and use for loose cords(vcr, stereo, computer) i used this in old house with ex.. really handy.
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2011 10:07:39 PM »

At Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom, she shows how to make "faux metal wall art":

http://www.suzyssitcom.com/2010/12/feature-friday-faux-metal-wall-art.html

Hard to believe they are just TP and paper towel rolls!
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2011 09:14:04 PM »

We save them for fire starters, stuff them with dryer lint and fold in the edges and they work great to get our fires going all winter long. If you don't have a fireplace they are well received by those who do. Not the craftiest idea, but they can't all be gems right. =)
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2011 10:58:34 AM »

Heres a blog post on some amazing toilet paper rolls ideas! I kind of want to try all of them!
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/04/toilet-paper-roll-categorically.html
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011 11:57:18 AM »

Just found this site...

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/08/31/recycled-pillow-box-favors/
I might have to start saving my toilet paper rolls!
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011 06:11:51 AM »

I think the toilet paper art is just gorgeous! Some really nice idea's on here.   I've saw the cut paper then put on the wall. these were used from one side to another,.  I want to do this in my class to make some sort of tree.

it beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  http://www.shelterpop.com/2009/12/03/crafts-wall-art-made-out-of-toilet-paper-rolls/

they even used some for pictures!..Im amazing myself here.
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011 06:17:34 AM »

Just found this site...

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/08/31/recycled-pillow-box-favors/
I might have to start saving my toilet paper rolls!


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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2011 10:27:57 AM »

I just recently did this with some of mine:
http://www.homemademamas.net/2010/01/recycled-wall-art.html
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012 05:20:34 PM »

you could make a trash can similar and easier to the magazine roll up idea, by cutting the tp roll in 1/4 or 1/3 or something and just glue them?
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2012 06:02:37 PM »

You could make your own version of what I did  Cool
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2012 07:59:59 PM »

well I have made ornaments from them, I am trying to find the post. but they look like mini hats.   here's a pic.
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