Friday, June 26, 2015

Toilet Paper Roll Saves Wrapping Paper - Details to Follow

I don't know about you, but I don't have a lot of wrapping paper, bows and ribbons. 

I only have one roll of wrapping paper so I don't need no fancy organizing contraptions. 

I just need my one itty bitty roll of wrapping paper to stay pretty.

Like the title says, toilet paper roll saves wrapping paper.



Toilet Paper Roll Repurpose, recycle

I used to just put the roll of wrapping paper leaning against the back of the closet. 

But that turned out badly for the paper. It would eventually unroll, get ripped and wrinkled. Pretty much nothing more than fill for my recycling box. Or paper for a modge podge project. Which is fine and dandy for crafting but doesn't do any good when I need to wrap a gift.

I tried putting hair elastics on the roll of paper. That's what we used to do as kids to get our large paper projects home from school. It seemed to work out fine back then.

Ya, it worked as a temporary solution but no good for long term. I guess the elastic created pressure points from which the paper tends to rip then unroll yadda yadda yadda. (I can't believe I said that. I never say that.)

You know tape is no better. I don't understand why the manufacturers even put tape on rolls of wrapping paper. It's just no right.

Then one day, it just popped in my head.

Boing.

Cut a toilet paper roll length wise and just snap it into place. As per image. I tend to put three rolls on my wrapping paper - one on each end and one in the middle. 

Perfectomundo.

Ya. So I thought I would share that little tidbit with you. In case you have a roll of wrapping paper you want to save for you know wrapping not crafting.

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June's Creative Challenge Link Party #6 - Toilet Paper / Paper Towel Rolls





Welcome to June's Creative Craft Challenge! 



For the month of June, the material we are challenging you to re-purpose, recycle, or upcycle is toilet paper / paper towel rolls.

The Craft Challenge Creative Link Party 
is brought to you by:

Kristina & Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Darlene @ Let It Shine Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter

This Month's Feature



Cindy at Upcycled Design Lab created this pretty TP Hanging Flower Garland.



We are looking for co-hosts for each month! If you would like to have some fun with us, let us know!


Linky Party


I hope you will consider following your hosts.
It's a nice gesture, though not required :) 

Your hostesses will announce on the first Friday of each month what the crafting challenge is - typically this will be a common item found in or around your home - you must use this item in your creation. 

You then have until the last Friday of the month to complete your project and link it up below. You may link up a previously completed craft but we hope you will be inspired to create something new!



The Upcoming Material Challenges:
  • July: Twigs (Something from Nature)
  • August: Food Cans
  • September – dishes/glass/plastic/metal
  • October – broken jewelry
  • November – margarine/cool whip bowls
  • December – unique wreath

RULES:
1. Use the material we are currently challenging: toilet paper rolls.
2. Make sure the project is reused, recycled, or upcycled.
3. Come back as many times as you want ; the party lasts the entire month.
4. Link up your own projects.
5. Have fun creating your Craft Challenge project


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

23 Questions (What my Daughter Thinks of Me)

This is how 23 Questions works.

Without prompting, ask your child these questions and write down exactly what he/she says. 

Link up your post so everyone can see one another's answers! Here are your hosts: Sarah Isis and Diana!


Faith 6


1. What is something your Grandma always says to you?

        I love you.

2. What makes your Grandma happy? 
       Me.

3. What makes your Grandma sad?
       People yelling at her.

4. How does your Grandma make you laugh? 
       Tickling me and making funny jokes.

5. What was your Grandma like when she was a child?
        Kind and smart and beautiful.

6. How old is your Grandma ?
        51

7. How tall is your Grandma? 
        Ten feet.

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
        Crochet, go on computer and hang out with me.

9. What does your Grandma do when you're not around?
        Play on her computer and crochet.

10. If your Grandma becomes famous, what will it be for?
         Being a rock star.

11. What is your Grandma really good at?
         Teaching me things.

12. What is your Grandma not very good at?
         Yelling at me - its really hard for her!

13. What does your Grandma do for a job? 
         Look after me.

14.What is your Grandma's favorite food?
         Lots of things - banana split is one of the things.

15.What makes you proud of your Grandma? 
         That you are alive and sweet and kind.

16. If your Grandma were a character, who would she be?
         She would be a kind princess.

17. What do you and your Grandma do together?
          We snuggle, watch tv together, share chips and read.

18. How are you and your Grandma the same? 
           We are both really kind.

19. How are you and your Grandma different?
           She has glasses and I don't.

20. How do you know your Grandma loves you?
           Because she says she loves me every day and night.

21. What does your Grandma like the most about your poppy?
            I don't know.

22. Where is your Grandma's favorite place to go?
            Second hand shopping, buffets & other places to shop             and eat

23. How old was your Grandma when you were born?

          44


         


1. What is something your Mom always says to you?
       I love you and did you know you are the most beautiful girl in the world.

2. What makes your Mom happy? 
       Me.

3. What makes your Mom sad?
       Not seeing me and when someone being mean to her.

4. How does your Mom make you laugh? 
       She says funny things and she tickles me and I laugh like crazy.

5. What was your Mom like when she was a child?
       Kind - her sisters weren't kind to her they tied her up to a chair with duct tape.

6. How old is your Mom?
       20 

7. How tall is your Mom? 
       8 feet 

8. What is her favorite thing to do? 
       Paint and make cool creations and hang out with me.

9. What does your Mom do when you're not around? 
       She does art.

10. If your Mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
       Artist.

11. What is your Mom really good at? 
       Making creations and being nice.

12. What is your Mom not very good at?
       Staying away from me.

13. What does your Mom do for a job? 
       Artist.

14.What is your Mom's favorite food? 
       A lot of things one is popcorn.

15.What makes you proud of your Mom? 
       That you are kind nice and caring.

16. If your Mom were a character, who would she be? 
       Dorthy.

17. What do you and your Mom do together? 
       Paint and hang out and all sort of art activities.

18. How are you and your Mom the same? 
       We are both have hazel eyes are are girly girls.

19. How are you and your Mom different? 
       She wears boys clothes and i don't.

20. How do you know your Mom loves you?        
        She calls me baby and says I love you.

21. What does your mom like the most about your dad? 
       Him.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
       Craft stores and exhibits and museums.

23. How old was your mom when you were born?
       13



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