5 Alternative Uses for Tampons (Pretty Ones, Too)


tampon art

Tampon garland, anyone?

I don't even like the word tampon. It's not that I'm squeamish about my period, it's just one of those unsettling words -- like "moist." But tampons do their job, right? So I have to appreciate them for that.

What I most emphatically do not have to appreciate is any of the following items, all made from tampons. Some of them are shockingly cool and others are just kind of shocking.

At least we can all be thankful none of them involve menstrual blood ...

Aren't you just dying to string a colorful tampon garland (see right) around your window? Think of all the color options!

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This chandelier was created out of more than 14,000 tampons! Need a close up? Here you go:

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The entire thing is just held together with cotton string, some of which comes from the tampons themselves!

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This lovely cotton wrap is made out of tampons and string, but its construction makes it resemble something harvested from an albino Yeti -- or the Anthropologie catalog ...

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Because we really need designer tampons? What I'm wondering is why the designer chose to make this look like an accessory for a much more elegant use on the body.

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Get ready for cocktail hour in this dainty little tampon dress. The fluffed-up red skirt really adds a bit of dramatic flair, doesn't it?

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Finally, everything you've been dreaming of: a tampon blow gun, complete with a strap of live ammo rounds. Load the rounds with a bit of red paint, and you may just hear the most satisfying splat of your life. And what a great way to blow off some PMS steam!

Does tampon art freak you out or make you laugh?


Images (top to bottom) via EBaumsWorld, Archithings, WalterWorks, Design Spotter, EBaumsWorld, Tampon Crafts

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Mrs.D... Mrs.Dez78

hahahaha i love it!!

lovin... lovinangels

It's highly amusing.

Lynette Lynette

lol!  DD is 2 and she is always getting into my tampons.  gets them out of the closet, out of my purse, my winter coat pockets, and the diaper bag.  Good to know she have a future in tampon art!!!

Bean1980 Bean1980

Ha so are my kids. I find my tampons everywhere in the house.

sstepph sstepph

This is great!!!

angev... angevil53

hilarious, i had no clue there were so many options

Meg Cantara Doucette

my ex husband uses tampons for hunting deer. I guess the way it goes is that u spray deer pee (yes, they sell that) on a tampon and hang it from a tree, and when another deer smells it...they go to the tree and you have ur perfect shot! It works for him!

Courtney Hall

Was that a tampon/anal bead set?

nonmember avatar Kasha

Seen a lot of these before, from Tampon Crafts (http://www.tamponcrafts.com), the book '101 Super Uses for Tampon Applicators' by Lori Katz and Barb Meyer and from women who have switched to menstrual cups and need a use for open boxes of tampons they can't donate to shelters.

Or what about this lovely dress made of Instead Softcups - http://www.mum.org/insdres1.htm - I kinda think this is something Lady Gaga would happily wear, lol :D

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