Some weeks ago, a friend was over and saw my bottlecap and cork collection in a kitchen cabinet. When she asked what I was saving them for, I told her that you never know when you'll wish you'd been saving things to make something else. What I didn't tell her was that I was also collecting toilet paper rolls for the same reason. And tissue boxes. And peanut butter jars.
You see, I live with an obsessive crafter. Okay, she's five, but she needs supplies.
And since we had a few rainy days last week and a few days of mommy's-sick-and-not-going-anywhere-days, this is what eight toilet paper rolls and a tissue box makes:
Although, while I was saving tissue boxes, and toilet paper rolls, I had to find places to store them, or use them in the meantime. And I found some real uses for them:
Toilet paper and paper towel rolls make great craft room organizers! I:
*Roll loose ribbon around;
*Use them like napkin rings to keep fat quarters and remnant fabric pieces stored in baskets.
Tissue boxes can be found in my:
*bathrooms, under the sinks to keep grocery bags for when I empty the wastebaskets;
*laundry room, to stick dryer lint. If I keep this til winter, I'll have free fire starter!
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