I am pretty much convinced that I have one of the worst periods known to womankind. Cramps, headaches, joint aches, mood swings—the whole she-bang (pun intended, of course). I dread my time of the month the way other people might dread nuclear war, and when it comes, nobody better mess with me (although it’s hard to do since I spend those two hellashish days cocooned beneath my comforter popping Aleve and telling my liver to just grin and bear it). Thus, I would be hard-pressed to find anything remotely amusing about anything related to periods—mine or anyone else’s. I’d just rather not talk about them or paraphernalia related to them, O period K period?
Or that’s at least what I thought until I came across Tampon Crafts. Who knew that little piece of cotton which is a universal symbol of the suffering of womankind could be so decorative! So full of holiday spirit! I sure didn’t. I just thought the damn things were there to plug the dam. But, as usual, I’ve been proven wrong (and I don’t have a problem with that, I promise, nope, no problem at all) by some strangers out there in the big, bad world who are more creative than myself…when it comes to tampons. Because apparently, you can take a tampon—or many tampons—and make an Easter bunny (silly wabbit!), or Viagra cufflinks, or a toupee, or a blowgun, or any number of other things.
The best part is that this site is totally how-to. They don’t just share the products of thinking outside the Tampax box, they show how to think outside the Tampax box. For example, in the case of the tampon menorah, one is required to “Cut styrofoam to form base and paint blue. Cut a small block of styrofoam, paint and glue in center of base to elevate the center candle. Unwrap tampons (saving wrappers), remove tampons from applicators and spray paint applicators silver.”
Now if only someone could figure out how to make a bank account out of tampons…