Marking Back to School with Creative Reuse!

Regular customer Bill knew just what to do when a friend of his posed a peculiar request:  “So, Bill, do you know where I could get a big cardboard tube fast, like by this weekend?”

He responded with a confident, “I know a place…”

Bill picked up a 10 foot tall cardboard tube from The Resource Exchange, cut it in half, and gave the pieces to his friend Tracy for these adorable back to school projects. The tubes were painted and topped with paper to create a giant pencil and crayon that marked the kids’ first days of school!


We’re so glad Bill knew to come visit the re when on the search for large cardboard tubes. These durable and versatile objects are something that we always have in many different sizes – most of them saved from sets of film and theatre productions!

What will YOU make!?