I originally found this idea from pinterest. here is the pin I used.
I thought that this was a brilliant idea!
The guy uses ointment in his, but I thought this would also be brilliant for toothpaste. I did this a while ago, last September to be precise. We were going on a family holiday and I remembered this on pinterest and thought it would be a great way store our toothpaste instead of taking a big tube.
Do I got to work. I found some straws, cut them up and started to squeeze the toothpaste in. Bad idea!! The toothpaste hole was wider then the straws and toothpaste was being squirtered everywhere. I tried holding the straw at an angle, it helped but not much.
Then I got my nose pliers and held together one end and got my lighter and melted it until it a formed a seal. Then I did the other end, the side that I had put toothpaste into. Sometimes it sealed sometimes it didn’t. But when it did it work, it burnt, leaving black soot on it, then a few minutes later it would re-open
Here’s the first good side

and here is the burnt side where the toothpaste went in

I don’t know if it didn’t work because the toothpaste went all over the straw or because it was toothpaste I used, I the original used ointment (see pin)
Don’t think I’ll be trying out this one again

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17 comments on “My First Pinterest Fail”

  1. I think you’re right about the toothpaste, I bet that burns and ointment doesn’t (or not very easily at least.) It’s a good idea to try though!

    Thanks so much for linking up with THE Collective this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I think you’re right about the toothpaste, I bet that burns and ointment doesn’t (or not very easily at least.) It’s a good idea to try though!

    Thanks so much for linking up with THE Collective this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I too had pinned that idea, but hadn’t tried it yet. I was worried about burning the straw (or myself). ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry it didn’t work! I guess I’ll stick to travel size stuff.

  4. Some of my favorite Pinterest pins are the ones where people show the original then they show their funny attempt with a Nailed it! caption. It cracks me up. Those are the ones us bloggers don’t usually share on our lovely posts but they are ones that make you smile because you have been there done that. I congratulate you that that is your first Pinterest fail.

  5. My husband just did this last week! He made a bunch of little packets of various creams and ointments for backpacking. He said some were easier to do and turned out better than others because they didn’t burn. Any residue in the way made sealing the plastic difficult. I’m not sure if he did toothpaste, though. He did get the method to work, and it looked similar to yours. I wouldn’t necessarily call your attempt a fail.

  6. Looking at the Pin pics, it doesn’t look to me like those straws are regular size but bigger. And it also looks like they were crimped with something hot, not burned at all. What do you think? I can see why you had problems. Seems like it would work to me. But what a good idea if it did!

  7. I really appreciate the fact that you shared this! I’m sure there are a lot of Pinterest fails out there that get repeated over and over because no one speaks up. Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share. Blessings, D

    • Thanks for sharing your Pinterest Fail at the Shady Porch! It was a popular post and will be featured in the Rock ‘N Share Pinterest Gallery tomorrow. Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D

  8. That’s on one of my pinboards as well! Now, I know, not to try it with toothpaste, as that was what I had in mind too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing your Pinterest Fail at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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