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« on: March 24, 2011 10:48:41 AM »

So I was cleaning my desk at work today and found this old tape dispenser (seriously I think it is older than me). It is missing the piece inside that actually holds the tape, so we were going to throw it away. I could not bring myself to do it. It is going home with me. It is weighted, making it nice and heavy. I was thinking it could make a fun doorstop for my screen door, but I want to make it cuter/more fun. Any ideas or other suggestions that could shed light on its potential? Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011 11:27:08 AM »

kinda has the shape of a lounge chair. maybe affix some sort of doll to it so it looks like they are lounging in the sun and paint it fun beachy colours. would make a cute doorstop for a sun room or porch for sure!

« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011 12:18:25 PM »

You can actually buy the center inserts to hold the tape quite cheaply. You could decoupage it to make it more fun.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011 12:20:45 PM »

You could cover it with a papier-mache design and make a cell phone cradle.

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011 12:21:47 PM »

Ah, straight away that you mentioned doorstop I thought: elf slipper doorstop. The shape would be perfect!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011 01:48:28 PM »

You could cover it with a papier-mache design and make a cell phone cradle.

I would say this. Drill a hole through it and thread your charger through.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011 02:57:39 PM »

I was thinking a big wave and a surfer guy positioned on it.

« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011 03:03:04 AM »

Why mess with a good thing? I agree that it would be fun to just get the cheap plastic insert and make the outside super cute.

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011 05:23:32 AM »

I don't know how this would look or how easy it would be, but I see it painted and put some paper flowers in the tape part?  I haven't thought it out fully but I think that would look cute and fun!  Or I saw a tutorial online a while ago where a woman used it for her ribbon...

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