Using Empty Tape Dispensers

I finished up the tape in this dispenser today and my brain kicked into overdrive.

You can keep hemming tape, ribbon, lace, crochet thread, rickrack or just about anything linear and small/flat/round and keep it safe. Label the front or sides and either stack on a shelf, put in a drawer, or hang from a pegboard.

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If you don't use that much tape, ask the local plumbers to keep them for you when they are done. Their plumbers tape is in the same dispenser. Once, I even found them at the local big box store for .25 each!

Anyone else have a great idea for these little gems?

By Sandra from Salem, OR

November 4, 20080 found this helpful

you could paint them festive holiday colors then write the last name of some one on them then fill the inside round part with holiday address lables the kind that comes in the roll that are adhesive tear off ones. tie a pretty long narrow satin ribbon and bow on it with a gift tag attached and give it as a gift to someone.

they would also look cute painted up like stripped lollie pops with the ribbon attached and hang on the tree for ornaments and you could even insert a small photo on each side of the grandkids.

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November 4, 20080 found this helpful

POOR BUT PROUD HERE!! What a great idea!!! See, I knew there were others just like me out there!!

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November 6, 20080 found this helpful

Have used the same one for years to hold my cloth measuring tape. This way the cloth tape does not "stretch" in length and stays clean.

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November 8, 20080 found this helpful

It would be super-fun to take a bunch of different end pieces of colorful yarn, string or twine then fill up 6 or more of these wonderful containers & after spray painting them, put these filled containers into a drawstring bag along with a bag or container of multicolored beads then give them to a child or teenager with printed out directions of "How to macrame" for making friendship bracelets. This would be a fun traveling kit & could keep the kids content & quiet for hours.

---> Also, check out this great tip on the many uses of empty Dental Floss containers.

Take a look:

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf76792128.tip.html

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January 4, 20090 found this helpful

doughnut cutters! woohoo!

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