101 uses for toilet roll insert

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Post: # 69279Post blathanna
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:59 pm

Hi thomas, well done you, Must try that. Neat trick :lol:

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Post: # 70055Post Russian Doll
Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:54 am

how about colouring them in and setting your kids a challenge...who can build the tallest tower...it keeps them used for ages and they love knocking it down :lol:

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Post: # 70764Post mrsflibble
Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:58 pm

break into small pieces, soak in water overnight.

next day put in a blender or something similar, blend to a pulp. take a wire coathanger , pull into a diamond and stretch an old pair of tights over it. over the sink or somewhere in the garden pour out the sloppy mix onto the tights.

squeeze out as much water as you can using more tights or a rag on top of your stretched hanger device.

slop the resulting brown mess out onto some clean rags and place in a warm dry area for a few days.

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Post: # 71704Post Smooth Hound
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:15 am

mix your old chip pan/ frying pan oil with saw dust and fill them up as fire lighters.

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Post: # 71952Post Annpan
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:14 pm

Use as turrets on a carboard box castle :mrgreen:
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Post: # 78318Post kimmie
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:45 pm

sorry going back to using them as planters for seedlings...my grandad would put a thin layer of newspaper in them to stop the soil falling out...plant his bean seeds and when they were shooting put the whole lot into the ground where he needed them!

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Post: # 78324Post snapdragon
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:53 pm

32 (I think)
I use them for winding off the single spinning of wool from my spindle - then thread them onto an old curtain wire for plying
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Post: # 88863Post rmenmuir
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:57 am

I've been using old TRs and kitchen rolls as potting containers for a couple of years now. They work very well and biodegrade in the soil very quickly when planted out. Initially I had the problem that the compost fell out but now I make sure to tamp down the compost at the bottom. I've never had the problem of the TRs disintegrating with watering. It helps to put a large number together in a tray and that way they hold up well. Also, I cut the rolls in half to get get 2 pots from each roll - so double your fun! :lol:

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Re: Toilet roll uses

Post: # 88869Post ina
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:07 am

rmenmuir wrote:I've never had the problem of the TRs disintegrating with watering. It helps to put a large number together in a tray and that way they hold up well.
Due to the low temperature in my living room the seeds often take very long to germinate - that's why sometimes the rolls don't hold up long enough! I always stick 6 or 8, depending on size, in one of those fruit punnets; they are ideal.
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