Uses for empty rolls

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HOME & LIVING - By EllEN WhYtE

IN­STEAD of throw­ing away that card­board cen­tre from your toi­let or kitchen roll, put them to use.

Stack toi­let roll cen­tres in a shoe­box. Now roll all your cam­era, phone and accessory ca­bles into tidy bun­dles and store each inside a roll.

Col­lect six or more empty toi­let rolls. Have the kids paint or cover them with coloured pa­per. Dab a lit­tle glue on the side of each roll and stick them to­gether. You can make a long, sin­gle- storey car park, or a fancy dou­ble- storey car park.

When you only use part of a roll of gift pa­per, stor­ing the rest of it so it doesn’t crin­kle isn’t easy ... un­less you have a card­board roll handy. Sim­ply slice open on one side, roll up your gift pa­per and slip the card­board tube around it.

Col­lect odds and ends of gift pa­per or fab­ric scraps. Take a piece of plain pa­per and glue shut one end of the card­board tube. Now cover the rest of the tube with coloured pa­per and glue into place. To make sure you can’t see the inside of the plain card­board, make sure that the pa­per ends are tucked one inch inside each tube. Stand each one sep­a­rately or tie in groups of three or four with rib­bon. Fill with pens and pen­cils.

> Tan­gle- less ca­bles:

> Kids toy car park:

> Store gift pa­per.

> Pen­cil tidy.

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