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Monday, 5 December 2011

Ten festive uses of toilet roll

We’ve scoured the Internet to find ten of the best innovative uses for old toilet roll tubes to brighten up your home this Christmas.

Ok, so we’re a few days behind on this, but who would have thought you could turn toilet roll tubes into such a great advent calendar?
Alternatively, you could turn those tubes into a variety of Christmas characters, whether you want to go for the traditional nativity scene…
http://catholicicing.com/2009/12/diy-printable-nativity-for-kids/
… Father Christmas and his helpers ….
http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/christmas-gifts-cards-decorations/christmas-character-crafts/christmas-crew-663694/
… or represent your favourite carols
http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/christmas-gifts-cards-decorations/christmas-character-crafts/christmas-crew-663694/
(and those singing them!)
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/christmas-choir-661390/
Or you could use your spent toilet rolls for home-made decorations for your tree
http://chasingfireflies.typepad.com/chasing_fireflies/2010/12/snowflake-ornaments.html
Using a similar technique you can create fantastic wreath
http://lolailosadventures.blogspot.com/2011/11/toilet-paper-tubes-christmas-wreath.html

Technically this Christmas tree wasn’t made using loo roll, but with a bit of wrapping paper we’re sure the effect could be recreated!
http://stephssilverboxes.blogspot.com/2011/11/spool-christmas-trees.html   
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it wouldn’t be Christmas without crackers. If you’re fed up of the usual jokes and trinkets, why not recycle those toilet rolls and make your own?
http://lisasayswhybensaysyup.blogspot.com/2011/04/recycling-toilet-paper-rolls.html
Last but by no means least, reuse old toilet roll inners as gift wrapping for smaller presents (this looks much prettier than it sounds!)
http://factorydirectcraft.com/factorydirectcraft_blog/upcycling-toilet-tube-gift-box/

Unfortunately a Toilet Twinning certificate won’t fit in one of these so will have to be gift-wrapped in the normal way. 

5 comments:

  1. What brilliant ideas, just made me want to have a go myself! Thank you. I have a few creative Christmas ideas of my own in my parenting book www.susanrichards.org

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  2. Hey, thanks for featuring my tp roll wreath!

    http://lolailosadventures.blogspot.com/

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  3. I don't do Facebook or Twitter not least because I don't know how to. I have twinned my toilet to somewhere in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    It is such a worthwhile cause, so along with Water Aid I will try to get others to twin. Hard work in a very deprived area of the UK but maybe a group can raise £60 I don't Know

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  4. Some excellent ideas here I don’t have a news blog as such but there are some great tips that I plan to use.
    paper tubes

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  5. Unbelievable! Certainly, its brilliant idea of using toilet roll for decoration. Truly speaking, I have never thought like that. I LOVED your decoration idea. ITS SUPERB. Hats off to you!
    Tribeca Plumber

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