Paper Towel Rolls, Spoon Mirrors & Old Plates – Next to Free Pinterest Ideas


I’ve recently found a website online that I literally feel addicted to. Pinterest. In fact, sometimes I won’t even let myself open the page unless 1) I’ve got at least 30 minutes to do nothing but gawk and 2) I’m ready to feel a little depressed.

It’s depressing because I love it, and would like to spend more time doing the things I love. Oh, and also because I don’t really have a HOME, per se, and I don’t feel like I can nest.

I digress. (Click on the photo if you want to see the original folks that posted these)

Broke and Healthy - Pinterest Idea - Paper towel roll/toilet paper roll wall hanging

Get paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls, cut sections out (maybe 1"?), bend the rings, glue them together, spray paint, voila.

Broke and Healthy - Pinterest Idea 2

A sexy mirror made out of plastic spoons. Seriously?! Amazing. Just start collecting them and one day, you too can have a plastic spoon mirror.

Broke and Healthy - Pinterest Idea 1

The next time you go yardsale-ing and see an old, weird plate, buy it for 25 cents, store it, and wait till you have a dozen weird plates. Funny how a LOT of weird things is suddenly cooler than 1 weird thing.


Here’s the link to my Pinterest Board that I will probably be regularly updating.

About Ande Truman

Ande has made mistakes in the kitchen since she could reach the countertop. From a restaurant head cook, to cooking meals for friends, to her own solo plate, experimenting & learning drives her. She's also a freelance graphic & web designer, photo/videographer, guitar player and wanderlust-er. In her spare time, she works a full-time 8 to 5 cubicle job. She's the creator of Broke & Healthy.

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There are currently 6 Comments on Paper Towel Rolls, Spoon Mirrors & Old Plates – Next to Free Pinterest Ideas. Perhaps you would like to add one of your own?

  1. I love this idea! How did you put the plates up without having a plate hanger showing?

  2. Wouldn’t the flowers made from paper towel tubes be awesome painted in a glossy paint?!!!

  3. Wow, totally lost track of time with that one. I love the design ideas. I remember seeing a mirror made with those tissue rolls glued around it. Makes me wish I was as good in crafts 🙂

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  5. If only I could find 25 cent plates! Maybe I could ask freecycle…

  6. Ande great found. Awesome wesite.
    I am the same, feel like I love to do that but dont have time.
    I put it away save it and told myself, when i get old and will have time i will do it:)
    Have great day.

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