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Topic: Easy, Cheap, Creative, Unique Gift Idea: The Painted Plunger!!!  (Read 2978 times)
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« on: November 13, 2008 05:52:59 PM »

A few years back I made several of these as Christmas gifts for friends and relatives.  Just the other day one of the recipients told me how useful it is in their household.  Anyway, I'm off to the hardware store to buy some cheap plungers to paint and give out to others this year.   I just used acrylic paints then sealed with polyurethane.  I keep one by every "throne" in our house with spare rolls onboard--I can always tell when I'm running low and need to bring in refills.  Let me know what you think of the idea--too weird? or what?

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008 06:01:55 PM »

 Hahaha, that is such a sweet idea!! How do you wrap them up for giving as gifts?! Wrap toilet paper around the whole thing, and attach a bow?! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008 06:13:42 PM »

Cute and useful, I like!
I would probably add a wooden circle or something to the bottom of the rolls, though, since the toilet paper touching the rubber of the plunger kind of grosses me out, haha.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008 09:34:08 PM »

Very cute idea. I'd love one.

But, if you actually use the plunger in your toilet to unclog it - do NOT put toilet paper on it. That's an infection waiting to happen - especially if you're female.

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008 04:37:29 AM »

Not too weird, if you're into weird stuff. Cheesy  I personally love it!  I say if you have to have a plunger it might as well look groovy!  I would like a matching plunger and toilet seat, actually, all painted up fun like that.   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008 11:13:49 AM »

I love this!  It's highly utilitarian but pretty and frivolous too.  OK if I steal the idea for some homeowners on my giftie list?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008 03:47:20 PM »

I think its a great idea.  It seems our plunger fades away into the background and would be easier to see for an emergencies.  I would add something to the bottom so the toiler paper doesn't touch.  Of course I have six animals who would rip up the toiler paper if we let it out anyway, so what do I know?  Fantastic job.
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