Tissue roll desk tidy

Other than crochet, I love to recycle and reuse stuff lying around the house before it finds its way to the recycling bins. Plastic bottles, cardboard boxes  food/fruit trays, …even paracetamol and medicine bottles/boxes get a renewed life and are reused until they literally become useless 🙂 And that which cannot be put to any use, are used for craft. The leftovers (are there any you wonder ?) find their home in the bin. Be assured, there sure are quite a few that escape their rebirth in my hands !

I know you are already thinking, ‘my god ! her house must be a junk yard, how does her better half tolerate her !!’ 🙂 Not really I would say (what else can I say to defend myself lol).

Honestly, we can create a lot of storage reusing most of these. I will share with you, in a subsequent post about these storage solutions.

Now, to the humble everyday empty tissue rolls. There is many a use for it. And tissue roll crafts galore. But here is one of my creations which is nearly two years old and going strong !!!

A tissue roll pen/stationery desk tidy.  A place for your pens, pencils, brushes, scissors, refills, and USB sticks . This is serving my daughter pretty well on her desk !

No. I have not filled it up for a photo shoot !!   My dotty uses a lot of pens and pencils for her sketches and writing. cropped pen stand


6 comments on “Tissue roll desk tidy

  1. I love to reuse the containers that dried Parmesan Cheese comes in. Buttons, rice, coffee, homemade hot chocolate mix. Yay I see some toilet paper organization coming soon. Perfect for all of the stuff on my Daughters desk.


    • Ah ! that’s wonderful to learn you reuse and repurpose too. I was a bit worried of my reputation here as a ‘junkie’ after I posted the blog !! ;D But decided to trade my reputation with my passion 🙂

      Go on have a go …paint the tubes, cut them to required size, and stick them on a flat board and gift it to your daughter….I bet her desk will be less cluttererd !!

      Thanks so much for being here and sharing your thoughts.


  2. Chris kindly cut down plastic bottles to store my yarn in, we try and recycle as much as possible, our dried beans are stored in coffee jars, suitably re-labelled!


    • Hmm.. that is a great idea to store yarn in plastic bottles …I have seen some use it as a mobile yarn feed. Have been wanting to try that.

      Oh! coffee jars and jam bottles are too good to be sent to the recycling bin 🙂 I am glad to find a fellow repurpose enthusiast 🙂


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