After Church yesterday morning, hubby and I went shopping, not that we needed anything special, just bits and pieces. It was a bitterly cold day, but the sun was shining, and we were just chilling out! (Pardon the pun!)
The first shop we went to was Poundland, where as the name suggests everything is a pound, or at least, it used to be! As the company has been getting more and more successful, they have started branching out, and although most products are still a pound you can't rely on it.
It's a great shop which sell branded products much cheaper than most other retailers.
The reason I'm sharing this on my blog which is viewed around the world, is that this product is made in Turkey, and could be exported to your country! Equally, it's possible that this product could be made by another manufacturer closer to home for you.
I saw a shared post on Facebook recently where someone had bought one of these plastic Foil Boxes from Poundland - yes, this was just a pound! - and found it was great for holding rolls of Washi Tape, as well as rolls of foil!
It's a great storage unit, but I don't feel happy recommending it without doing a product review, and letting you know what I found. (Note: this is my personal review and I'm not being paid by Poundland! ☺).
Photograph No. 1: this is what the product looks like on the shelf in the store, and we found it in the section with plastic boxes! It's 13.5" long and the diameter is 2".
Photograph no. 2: close up of the label; the photograph on the label shows a purple Foil Box, with a sheet of foil coming out of the box, with a cheese and tomato baguette sitting on it. It has the same photograph on the back, plus the bar code, washing symbols, and the product code SKU-293961.
Photograph 3: if you look between the between the fifth and sixth raised narrower strips on the upper lid, there is a gap where the box doesn't close tightly. I don't
believe this will be an issue, whether you're using the box for foil or Washi Tape, because the box will be held to some extent as the box will be held in one had while a strip is being torn off.
Photograph 4: there is a small tab on either end which help to keep the box closed.
Photograph 5: the box open fully
Photograph 6: the front view of the box filled with Stampin' Up! Washi Tape
Photograph 7: tilted front view of filled box showing open gap
Photograph 8: close up of the gap in photograph 7.
Photograph 9: I emptied the box and started again! I put one of the wider rolls in the wider gap and one of the narrower rolls in the narrow gaps. I also opened each roll and adhered a small amount on the base strip of the box which has a serrated edge.
Photograph 10: in this photograph you can see the two different width rolls and "channels" in the box.
Please let me know how you feel about me doing something like this for my blog. Did you find it useful, or a waste of time? Would you prefer I stayed with sharing cards or do you like a variance? Many thanks for joining me today, and until tomorrow. ☺ Happy crafting.