I hate to see things go to waste, particularly “useful” things like containers, so when my workplace had a sudden glut of plastic tubes I was very excited! But, I know from past experience that I can collect containers only to throw them out – completely unused – years later. So, I took a conservative 5 tubes to try them out.
Then another 25.
I doubt any craft-er would be surprised to hear me say I found a range of ways to deploy the tubes, but the truly wonderful bit is they are now integral to my thrum storage system!!
Turns out the tubes sit on their heads rather nicely in my thrums drawer and I can cram quite a bit in each one. Soooo satisfying. Of course the extra joy of this approach is I can see the yarn! The drawer, I should point out, is only half full in the above pic.
Here’s what they look like up close:
And I’m going to take the ball-bands I’ve got for (most) of these thrums and put them into the tubes, so I will always know what the yarn is. Organisational goodness.
Oh how I love a good recycling project.