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« on: June 21, 2008 03:52:12 PM »

Woohoo!  I am totally happy with how this turned out; though I have no idea where to post it; as its kind of a mish-mash of a few different categories.
So ... A few weeks ago I had what I thought would be the start of a cold. and I always run out of kleenex when I have a cold and get too lazy to go out for more when I am feeling miserable and turn to tp for my nose instead.  And I got to thinking "there must be something nicer out there to look at than a roll of tp beside my desk at work ...." and i posted a question about it somewhere on here.
ANyways, I had a flash of inspiration two days ago on how I could accomplish it.  I had all these mailing tubes with plastic ends from when I order photos.  How perfect.  I cut it down to size, re-inserted the plastic ends, covered it with some scrapbook paper (which is maybe an inch and a half too short to go all the way around, so I had to get creative with the wrapping); took the tp tube out of the middle and cut one little hole in the top tube-end.  TO me, the result is much prettier than any old cd spindle.
My picture might be a little dark; it always seems my screen is brighter than everone elses; so i'll tell you the yellow is a butter colour.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008 04:20:49 PM »

That's funny and clever and useful too!
Pat yourself on the back!

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008 11:57:41 PM »

It came out great.  I like the way you created this with things on hand.  Great idea!! And very pretty to boot!
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008 05:47:29 AM »

Nifty!  Very smart.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008 01:34:28 PM »

Great!  I love what you ended up doing.  Much better than the thing I have sitting on my craft table, so I'll be borrowing your idea.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008 07:16:37 PM »

hey glad you all like it! and MunLtStmpr - you go right ahead and borrow the idea, I've already had requests for more, so its a good thing I have two more mailing tubes.

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008 01:47:07 AM »

good one! i too have the habit of using the tp as a tissue replacement. and just for a bit of useless trivia, did you know that when stubbly men use toilet paper instead of tissues,bits of toilet paper get stuck on their face?...there you go!
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008 02:21:24 PM »

This rocks! Cheesy You could make those from the other canister things you have and sell them... Wink


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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008 08:15:23 PM »

that is adorable!!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008 08:17:55 PM »

This is really clever.  Do you think you could do the same for paper towel dispenser?  I like this.  A lot
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