Make a stand caddy to hold your pencils during practice! And guess what...it's made from a toilet paper roll.
empty toilet paper roll
decorative paper (I used a wallpaper sample in the vid)
decorative tape (like washi tape)
Watch the video &/or follow the written instructions below to make your own.
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1. Cut the wallpaper to size.
2. Trace a circle onto the extra cardboard, using the toilet paper tube as a guide. Cut it out & use it as a guide to cut out a piece of matching paper.
3. Tape the cardboard circle to the bottom of the tube.
4. Glue the paper around the tube. Use your clothespin to temporarily hold it down at the seam if necessary.
5. Cut a rectangle of paper. Fold it in thirds(ish) and glue it.
6. Glue the paper circle to the bottom.
7. Glue the strip inside the tube (near the seam). Clip it with the clothespin if necessary.
8. Bend the paper (where it will fold over onto the clothespin). You can trim it to make it more manageable.
9. Add a strip of washi/decorative tape along the seam. Don't press it down too hard; you'll need to pull some of it up later.
10. Pull up the tape at the bottom. Place some tape around the bottom. Trim & fold down. Re-adhere the tape over the seam.
11. Repeat step 10 with the top, working around the tab you added.
12. Glue the clothespin & paper tab. If you're a harpist, be sure you have the clothespin facing the direction for it to clip onto the left side of the music stand.
13. Add tape to cover the paper and clothespin. Trim as needed.
14. Use some clear tape to secure the tab inside the tube. Crease the tab to help it hang better.
Clip this onto your music stand to keep your pencils handy!
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