What to do with cardboard roll supports

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I have about 5 of these that I got from the waste bin at work. l'm looking for something creative to do with them. They are 16 inches in diameter 6 inches wide and 5/8 inches thick.
q what to do with cardboard roll supports, repurpose household items, repurposing upcycling
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  • Allinthefamilysingers Allinthefamilysingers on Mar 21, 2016
    covered and upholstered they make cute little stools for stuffed animals and barbie dolls let your ideas flow. good luck dhall
  • Kristie Pursel Kristie Pursel on Mar 22, 2016
    Cover with Christmas paper/- ribbon then put a picture of your family for your Christmas family tree. Perhaps a young age one side and older age on the othe side . Embellish with ribbon .
  • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on Mar 22, 2016
    Over the years, I've had access to two different sizes of heavy-duty cardboard rolls. I've used white glue to put them together. One size made very good plant stands at three different heights, about 8" diameter. I can't decide how to finish the outside. I have another idea every week, some more expensive than others (mirror tiles; thin glass tiles used for backsplashes; plastering stencils for a raised effect, embossed wall paper, etc.). Cardboard circles were glued on the top and bottom after putting plastic bags of river rock pebbles to give them stability. Paper bags can be stripped and glued to cover the horizontal seams, just like covering the seams of gypsum board on the walls and ceilings. I also added the paper bag strips to reinforce the end circles seams. My first project turned out two different heights of small tables with a glass circle for the top. The rolls were 8-1/2" long with about a 4" diameter (used for the old, old IBM copy machines. I used a "stone granite" textured spray paint around the outside and down into the tops. I should have primed them first. The textured paint was expensive, even years ago.
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    • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on Mar 24, 2016
      @Bleu I had to go get additional textured spray paint because I did not "prime" the cardboard with an inexpensive spray paint first. I've learned to have three colors (white, gray, and black) of the formerly $.99 cans from Walmart on hand at all times.
  • Yvonne Yvonne on Mar 22, 2016
    I store extension cords in these rolls
  • Dale N. Dale N. on Mar 22, 2016
    My Father had a similar situation at his work. He collected these 'rings' for many months. He had thousands of them. He glued them side-by-side and created a wall. Actually it was three walls; it enclosed his shop area that we had in our basement at the time. Kept a lot of the noise out of our play area, while he worked away in his shop. He even colored the rings when he was through. It was quite impressive.
  • Mary Mary on Mar 22, 2016
    Mold for concrete stepping stones?
  • Kim Kim on Mar 22, 2016
    I was also going to say stepping stones! I have some very large fiberglass rings that I am turning into raised garden beds today!
  • Treva Putman Treva Putman on Mar 22, 2016
    You could use them as forms to make concrete stepping stones.
  • Joni Dunlap Joni Dunlap on Mar 23, 2016
    Wrapped them in ribbon and created xmas swags.
  • Kit Kit on Mar 23, 2016
    Paint them in coordinating colors to match your decor, cut & glue a cardboard backing, insert your favorite family pics and arrange on a wall.
  • Kari Roberts Kari Roberts on Apr 03, 2016
    Paint and decorate outsides. put a plastic bowl to fit with holes in bottom for drainage. Then fill with dirt and tiny landscape stuff. Put miniature fairy furniture. Make a miniature garden.
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