So I am sitting here at my desk looking at one, and wondering what I could do with it. I use one for my crochet thread as a holder one that I managed to keep the lid to but I have 3 with out lids. I realized that they are large enough in diameter to hold a roll of TP. So here is my version of a cost free recycled TP holder for your bathroom. This is a great recycling craft that is easy enough for kids to do with parent supervision. This is an earth friendly craft as we need to recycle, reuse as much as we can to keep plastic out of the land fills. This craft would be great as a Mother's day gift or could be used in an RV or motor home also. This would also make a great base for the toilet paper when you crochet a cover to keep an extra roll in the bathroom. It would keep the bottom of the toilet paper dry and clean.
Time to complete: 1 hour with dry time
In the picture, I hot glued a piece of left over ribbon around the base and used a few silk flowers but you could use just about anything to decorate with. For a seashore themed bathroom, you could glue on small seashells. For a guys bathroom, you could glue on beer bottle caps or nuts and bolts or fishing lures. For a sparkle effect, you could use silicone and glue on flat marbles.
Hope you have fun with this craft!
Reusing CD Spools
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March 12, 2009
What a clever idea and very pretty too!
Thank you very much Debra for sharing this!
Also, the spindles plus covers seem like a great way to store and use yarn. You could put a hole in the cover and thread the yarn through. Your yarn would be easy to access and protected from dust.
Cute idea! I use the lids to keep small office supplies in--even pens. I can't stand to throw perfectly good plastic away, LOL!
This is a great idea. I, too, have lots of CD spindles and the covers, but can't seem to toss them. I guess I could incorporate the lid on it somehow. Thanks for sharing your idea.
What a darling idea, I am going to make one, then if the counter is wet, the toilet paper wont get wet too! I love the recycling part of it too!
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