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27 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls



You've saved them for one reason or another...and now it's time to put those toilet paper rolls to use!  With this collection of 27 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls, you're sure to find something fun and decorative to do with those cardboard tubes!

27 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls

27 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls
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The Best Things To Do With Toilet Paper Rolls

Crafts Using Toilet Paper Rolls


The Best Things To Do With Toilet Paper Rolls

  1. Wrap up your cords and wires and stick them in cardboard tubes to help with organization and storage.
  2. Stuff them with candy and sweets and close off the two ends to create a fun candy popper.
  3. Close off one end by gluing a piece of paper to it and use the toilet paper rolls to hold makeup brushes, markers, pencils, pens, and little office supplies.
  4. Cover them in peanut butter and then roll in bird seed.  Hang outside and you've got an easy and inexpensive bird feeder.
  5. Turn them into colorful napkin rings.
  6. Cut them into 2" pieces.  Color or decoupage them as you see fit.  Then cut them open and make a paper chain to hang for a party.
  7. Create musical instruments by covering one opening with paper or fabric, filling the tube about 1/4 full with beans or rice, and then covering the other opening.  These are great for classrooms!
  8. Wrap yarn around them to help keep it organized and untangled.
  9. Use them to store paint brushes or gluesticks.


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Crafts Using Toilet Paper Rolls

If you're looking for fun and creative things to do with toilet paper rolls, you've come to the right place. You probably didn't know that you can make crafts for Halloween, Fourth of July and St. Patrick's Day, but it's actually so easy. Toilet paper roll crafts are ideal for kids because they aren't sharp or difficult to work with. They are also extremely malleable, so you can bend and fold them as much as you want. These 18 uses for toilet paper rolls are practical, pretty and so much fun. Don't be afraid to experiment and try something new - there are always more toilet paper roll crafts to make!

  1. Toilet Paper Roll Sunflowers
  2. Cardboard Tube Nativity Scene
  3. Halloween Treat Boxes
  4. Recycled Napkin Rings
  5. Easter Bunny Napkin Rings
  6. Cardboard Tube Favor Pouches
  7. Adorable Cardboard Tube Giraffe
  8. Fire Cracker Craft for Kids
  9. Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
  10. Toilet Paper Roll Bracelet
  11. Eco Green Tea Light Holder
  12. Pretty Recycled Princess Bracelet
  13. Organic Seedling Planters
  14. Easy Christmas Napkin Ring
  15. Collaged Cuff Bracelet
  16. Paper Towel Roll Jewelry and Earring Organizer
  17. Lucky Toilet Paper Roll Clover
  18. Spring Paper Tube Sachet 


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These, whichever you prefer, toilet paper or papertowel empty rolls can be covered, (inside & out if you prefer), stuffed w/toys, tickertape, etc. wrapped in foil, or your choice of leftover wrapping, tied at each end & made into holiday poppers.

westexace 1666160

You could always spray them with antibacterial spray and then paint with acrylic varnish when dry. That way they can be wiped over with antibacterial wipes as often as you wish.

lyn36jade 0165546

Honestly, if someone gave my child a "toilet paper roll stuffed with treats", I would throw it in the garbage. Neither would I consider them sanitary for napkin rings. Why not use paper towel or plastic wrap holders, cut in half, instead?

nmhillier 9228731

I agree with BeaderOne and I just posted the same thing about the EColi as well. I would never use them for food or anything going from hand to mouth. Use Wrapping Paper Rolls or Plastic Wrap Rolls or from Foil....just sayin'


What a great collection! These are awesome and perfect for the kids! I really love your ideas. Thanks for posting it! We did a toilet paper roll snake project out of the same materials you used. You should check it out! EarlyLearning.Momtusted.com: Toilet Paper Roll Snake Project


I make crochet candles out of them

martha7078 9432002

I prefer using paper towel rolls, they are stronger. Wax paper, foil and the smal press and seal tubes are fun to use.


I think filling a used toilet roll which is potentially crawling with E.coli bacteria, with foodstuffs is disgusting


I have 3 more uses for toilet paper or paper towel rolls. I put my kitchen tongs in one so it takes up a lot less room in the drawer. I also store my plastic bags in them. Keeps them in tight quarters. If I'm transporting a large, sharp knife (vacation, cookout), the tubes keep the knife safely tucked away. Bettilou Niedermeier

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Awesome ideas here and I love your featured project! Feel free to link it up to my Toilet Paper Roll Challenge for a chance to win some goodies: http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com/2012/04/calling-all-crafters-link-up-your.html

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