Christmas Craft....Tampon Angel....WDTPT?
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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:49:23 AM
Thought of the Peas when I saw this....

http://www.favecrafts.com/Christmas-Crafts/Unique-Tampon-Angel/ml/1


Would anyone make this and put it on their tree?

Me? Definitely NOT!!

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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:52:59 AM
Um... No.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:54:39 AM
wELL, I guess it's not THAT obvious what they are.. (or is it.)



Right up there with those maxi pad slippers, eh?

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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:56:47 AM

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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:57:53 AM
I made the tampon applicator snowflake for a friend of mine - for an ugly ornament exchange.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:58:43 AM
No. Tampons are not an appropriate Christmas craft material. Nobody wants a tree full of tampons for Christmas.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 7:03:48 AM
why not? It's not like it's 'Christmas red'.

It's just cotton. I think it has the potential to be rather cute.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 7:19:01 AM
I had a friend running her first half marathon when she came down with a really bad cold. She was all freaked out about how she would deal with her runny nose... carry a huge box of kleenex? So as a joke, I made her a little matchbook of "nose plugs" using OB tampons. (You know, using all my mad scrapbooking skills and tools - ha.) She got a good laugh out of it. And we actually pondered for a while whether we had a marketable product!

But, on my Christmas tree? That would be a no.








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Posted: 10/1/2012 7:25:41 AM
It is not obvious that they are tampons so that would not turn me away. I just don't like the cheap kiddie looking junk on my tree. Give me classy.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 7:26:12 AM
I guess if you run out sometime you can raid the Christmas tree. Other than that, I'd rather use items that aren't made to go into orifices.

My husband and his brother made cannons for their army as kids out of applicators.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 7:31:54 AM

So as a joke, I made her a little matchbook of "nose plugs" using OB tampons. (You know, using all my mad scrapbooking skills and tools - ha.) She got a good laugh out of it. And we actually pondered for a while whether we had a marketable product!



I've done it (not out in public, just at home ROFL). Definitely need smaller ones for smaller nostrils.

I sooooo want to make this angel since people think there's something wrong with using clean/new cotton. But I don't think I have any playtex and they said that was the best kind.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 8:57:36 AM
This falls into the category of just because you can doesn't mean you should.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:51:33 AM
I don't like it, but only because I like nicer things on my tree. But the revulsion some people have towards unused tampons is hilarious. It's just cotton on a string! LMAO




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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:54:50 AM
Whilst I find the idea of a tree full of tampons quite amusing, the ornament isn't quite to my taste


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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:56:11 AM
Just Say No to tampon crafts!



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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:56:33 AM
I'm all for upcycling, recycling, using what you have, etc., but I fully agree with this sentiment:


I'd rather use items that aren't made to go into orifices.



Did anyone else go through the pictures in Layce's Halloween link and see the GIANT chandelier made out of tampons? YIKES!! How long did that take, I wonder, and how many boxes did they go through?



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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:57:54 AM

So as a joke, I made her a little matchbook of "nose plugs" using OB tampons. (You know, using all my mad scrapbooking skills and tools - ha.) She got a good laugh out of it. And we actually pondered for a while whether we had a marketable product!



When a guy on my hockey team broke his nose, the gauze they were using as well as a bacteria laden sweat towel weren't helping. I dug a tampon out of my purse and he used it to plug his nose. The Orthopedic surgeon on our team asked if I had any and that they were the best thing to stock in a first aid kit for broken noses.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 10:08:23 AM

So as a joke, I made her a little matchbook of "nose plugs" using OB tampons. (You know, using all my mad scrapbooking skills and tools - ha.) She got a good laugh out of it. And we actually pondered for a while whether we had a marketable product!

When a guy on my hockey team broke his nose, the gauze they were using as well as a bacteria laden sweat towel weren't helping. I dug a tampon out of my purse and he used it to plug his nose. The Orthopedic surgeon on our team asked if I had any and that they were the best thing to stock in a first aid kit for broken noses.


My DS used to keep some of the minis in his cricket kit for a nosebleed or a broken nose. Worked great.

Tampon Angel? Just say no.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 10:18:32 AM
I couldn't make this and put it on my tree. Every time I looked at it I would think Tampon Tampon Tampon!


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Posted: 10/1/2012 10:24:01 AM
What better way to celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior than with feminine hygiene products?

Uh...no.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 10:24:48 AM
I was hesitant to open this thread. But I have to say, unless you know what it is it really doesn't LOOK like a tampon, but . . . not on my tree, thanks.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 11:16:29 AM

But the revulsion some people have towards unused tampons is hilarious. It's just cotton on a string! LMAO





seriously! Like people don't resuse jars and other containers along with many other items. But whoa nelly, don't ever use a brand new cotton product to make anything, that's just WRONG!



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Posted: 10/1/2012 11:19:20 AM
I saw these in a play that I went to earlier this year with a bunch of girlfriends. It was HILARIOUS because it was a joke in the play on crafts you can make with items you have around the house.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 11:24:17 AM
No, but if my brother were still alive, he would probably love it. He had a sick sense of humor. While in college, he dressed as a tampon for Halloween. White long sleeve leotard, tights. Big piece of white cardboard surrounding him with arm holes cut out. Big wad of cotton on his head with a string coming out of it and blue writing down his shoulder, side and hip that said pull here.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 11:25:54 AM

why not? It's not like it's 'Christmas red'.


Wouldn't those be Christmas devils then? You could have an Angels and Demons theme happening.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 11:37:55 AM

What better way to celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior than with feminine hygiene products?

Uh...no.


I am sure Jesus does not hate tampons. I dunno why, but something tells me He wouldn't send you to hell for hanging one on your tree. Feel free to show me a Bible passage that proves me wrong though. I'm sure Leviticus had something to say about this topic.




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Posted: 10/1/2012 11:53:13 AM
I am voting "tacky" and not at all my style.

The Halloween link? worse than tacky.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 11:54:11 AM
Nope. Not a fan.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 12:20:43 PM
Not for me!


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Posted: 10/1/2012 12:34:52 PM
Yeah, hanging tampons on my tree doesn't scream festive. I really wouldn't get a thrill looking at my tree and thinking about my monthly period.
ETA: and neither would my husband. Most men don't even want to pick them up at a store, so what makes me think they'd think they'd want them on their Christmas tree?


But the revulsion some people have towards unused tampons is hilarious. It's just cotton on a string! LMAO


You're being obtuse.
Seeing an item hanging from your tree that was invented for no other purpose than to absorb your monthly bloody mensus really is the revulsion factor.
But I think you know and others on this thread balking, making the same argument, know that.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 12:38:18 PM
I think it is funny! To this day my mom still puts up the popsicle stick tree ornaments my brother and I made for her while we were in school. I love that she treasures those ornaments more than the store bought ones. Our tree is very eclectic, we don't have matching ornaments or any sort of theme.

Every tree decorating night is full of memories, where we were when we made something or who made it for us. I love it.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 1:16:58 PM

You're being obtuse.


No, no I am not. By your own logic you are being obtuse by not realizing that some people just don't have such a visceral reaction to tampons. They are no more offensive to me than the cotton at the dentist's office. I don't see pulled teeth every time I look at cotton balls. Also, I did say I don't like the tampon angel and I would not hang it on my tree, and no I wouldn't want a tampon hanging out in public. But, if you actually read the comments in the original link you'd see women screaming that this is sick and horrific and how dare she do that and to decorate something that celebrates the birth of Jesus with tampons is pretty much blasphemy. I think these are epic overreactions. Like I said, it's cotton on a string not animal intestines.

oh and P.S. my husband has no problem picking me up a box of tampons if needed and neither do most men I know. Maybe it's an american thing to be so ridiculously squeamish about the mere CONCEPT of something that happens to every freaking woman on this Earth.




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Posted: 10/1/2012 1:35:19 PM

No, but if my brother were still alive, he would probably love it. He had a sick sense of humor. While in college, he dressed as a tampon for Halloween. White long sleeve leotard, tights. Big piece of white cardboard surrounding him with arm holes cut out. Big wad of cotton on his head with a string coming out of it and blue writing down his shoulder, side and hip that said pull here.








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Posted: 10/1/2012 1:36:36 PM

Just Say No to tampon crafts!

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Posted: 10/1/2012 1:57:29 PM
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Tampon = invention for your period and that is what I associate it with because that what we use them for.

I'm thrilled that your husband will pick tampons up for you. Do you want a medal? Mine won't. I'm sure most men probably won't or don't want to either and I'm pretty sure that men would associate tampons with its only use.

As a joke? Sure. As a something that people think as a seriously cute ornament? Nope. I feel the same about those toilet paper rolls sculptures on your wall.

ETA: I will agree that the comments are ridiculous on that thread. But I do think the fact that my mind slips to my period when I look at it and frankly, I can see I'm not alone.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:06:26 PM

I'm thrilled that your husband will pick tampons up for you. Do you want a medal? Mine won't. I'm sure most men probably won't or don't want to either and I'm pretty sure that men would associate tampons with its only use.

As a joke? Sure. As a something that people think as a seriously cute ornament? Nope. I feel the same about those toilet paper rolls sculptures on your wall.


A medal? LMAO...yes let's give out medals for something that is common courtesy for your spouse. Likewise, I'd pick up anything "embarrassing" he'd ever need without patting myself on the back. It's just something you do for your significant other.

I don't know if by saying "toilet paper rolls sculptures on YOUR wall" you meant MY wall, or just a general wall, but I'd never have something like that anywhere in my house, unless my kid made it then it might stand there for a day. Like I said numerous times, I think that angel is ugly, tacky, and I would not ever make or display one. I just didn't understand the visceral reaction of "sick" and "horrific." That's all.




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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:15:34 PM

A medal? LMAO...yes let's give out medals for something that is common courtesy for your spouse. Likewise, I'd pick up anything "embarrassing" he'd ever need without patting myself on the back. It's just something you do for your significant other.


That. My husband says for someone that has never used the first one, he has sure bought plenty of them living with 3 women.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:21:10 PM
Okay, so I have a question about the instructions....

#7. Some people glittered theirs, others left them pretty plain.

There still talking about the tampon here, right?


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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:31:40 PM

ETA: and neither would my husband. Most men don't even want to pick them up at a store, so what makes me think they'd think they'd want them on their Christmas tree?


My husband is manly enough that picking out tampons and pads doesn't bother him in the least. He'll also hold my purse/pocketbook, too.


Tampon = invention for your period and that is what I associate it with because that what we use them for.


well, cloth diapers are for babies to pee and crap in but people use those for other things, too.

I feel the same about those toilet paper rolls sculptures on your wall.


do you know a lot of people make mini albums with tp rolls? THey even participate in swaps.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:44:34 PM
No way! I would give it as a fun joke gift to someone, but would never put it on my tree in the house! I do not want my son to play with that angel lol

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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:50:20 PM

Maybe it's an american thing to be so ridiculously squeamish about the mere CONCEPT of something that happens to every freaking woman on this Earth.


I think it is an American thing. My MIL, the most amazing woman I know, is from New Zealand. I'll never forget the day she bled through her white jeans - and showed me! I remember thinking how cool it was that she wasn't as uptight about it as everyone else I know (including me!)

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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:59:42 PM
I wouldn't do it, but it isn't really that obvious so I guess you could get away with it if you like 'cute'.

Lacey, I checked out your link. The jewellery items were , but I LOL at the machine gun bullets, and that chandelier was amazing - well from a distance anyway.

Maybe you should forward that link to Prince Charles - he'd be in 7th heaven.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:01:26 PM
As a joke? Sure. As a something that people think as a seriously cute ornament? Nope. I feel the same about those toilet paper rolls sculptures on your wall.



thank goodness! I thought it was just me... whenever I see someone pinning one of those toilet-paper-roll crafts, I wince a bit. I know, I know, it's just cardboard, but still-- I could find sooo many other things (in my house) to make a wall decoration- or an ornament- out of.

plus, tampons are expensive, aren't they? (I don't need them anymore, so I have no idea of the cost anymore.) I'd rather use fabric, cotton balls, anything in my craft room that would be cheaper.




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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:04:38 PM
There were maxi pad slippers??

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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:04:59 PM
"do you know a lot of people make mini albums with tp rolls? THey even participate in swaps. "

And they totally gross me out


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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:08:00 PM
I can't wait until someone posts in December that the room mom for her child's class did this as the craft for the Christmas party!!!!

The heads will definitely roll on that one!


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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:29:25 PM

There were maxi pad slippers??


I bet they're comfy.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:31:52 PM
Tampons are not cheap. It would be less expensive to A) use another form of cotton or buy an ornament in the seasonal aisle.

Some things should not be repurposed.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:36:05 PM

What better way to celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior than with feminine hygiene products?

Uh...no.



I am sure Jesus does not hate tampons. I dunno why, but something tells me He wouldn't send you to hell for hanging one on your tree. Feel free to show me a Bible passage that proves me wrong though. I'm sure Leviticus had something to say about this topic.
It was a joke, not a sermon, meant to illustrate how absurd it is to hang up tampons as a symbol of the Christmas season.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:41:14 PM

It was a joke, not a sermon, meant to illustrate how absurd it is to hang up tampons as a symbol of the Christmas season.


I'm betting she has a bunch on her tree.


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