head diy Design Fanatic: What To Do With Toilet Paper Tubes

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What To Do With Toilet Paper Tubes

Do you save toilet paper tubes with no plan as to what to do with them?
 I've been saving toilet paper tubes for several months now, ever since seeing a cute Christmas craft on Pinterest last fall. I never got around to making that Christmas craft, but still kept saving them


Well, here's what they ended up becoming...

I just cut them in half , marked the outside and filled them with pre-moistened organic garden mix.  After planting the seeds the tray was put in the window in my breakfast room. Starting seeds indoors before the frost helps you get a jump on the growing season.

Here's some of the bounty from last year's vegetable garden:

It's always hard for me to believe that the little seeds being planted in the middle of winter are going to grow and become beautiful plants like this.
" hope for the future is at the heart of all gardening".  Marina Schinz.

 Hope you have a bountiful day!
Pam

18 comments:

  1. I can't get over your gardens! I just saw some cute toilet paper holder art work for the wall..it was really cute too.

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  2. You are so clever....I would have never thought of that!!! I just might try growing some seeds inside now :o)
    ~Des

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  3. Your garden was spectacular last year...you really have a green thumb! What a great idea for the empty rolls!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. This is an absolutely wonderful idea, Pam!

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  5. What a neat idea!! I use them to make Christmas crackers. I fill them with candy and cover them in wrapping paper. Then, I tie them with a bow on each end. I leave them in a big dish for guests to take with them when they leave!

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  6. Great idea! I love the way you built your garden boxes. It appears that the veggies liked them too--great crop!

    Enjoy your day.
    Pam

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  7. You are too smart! Great idea for the t.p. rolls. Loved the previous post on your family room - great new color under the stairs. Oh, I have those same 2 Alice in Wonderland books - found them at GW - why would anyone get rid of them?!Linda

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  8. What an excellent idea! I have raised beds to - yours are very pretty.

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  9. HI
    i would like to say thank you about this cool post, and this idea very helpful to me and nice article
    Thank You

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  10. Just saw this idea the other day, and thought it was great! Look at your gardens... fabulous. I am so hoping for a good crop of veggies this year.

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  11. This is a great idea. Your garden and your harvest from last year looks great.

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  12. You are one creative and resourceful lady. When I saw the title of the post my first thought was, I could be burying those rolls in the garden since the worms love paper. Duh!! Thanks for making me think. Love seeing all your beautiful photo's and reading about your adventures and accomplishments in the garden. You are awesome. Thanks for being an inspiration to me.

    Patsy

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