Toilet Paper Roll Crafts: 62 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls
You'll be amazed how gorgeous some of these DIY projects with toilet paper rolls really are, and they cost next to nothing.
You've saved them for one reason or another...and now it's time to make those toilet paper roll crafts! With this collection of 62 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls, you're sure to find something fun and decorative to do with those cardboard tubes!
Out of all the recycled craft ideas out there, crafts with toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls are some of the most popular. This is probably because unlike some recycled containers, crafters are rarely short on cardboard tubes. It is no secret that most households go through several rolls of TP a week, meaning you will always have crafting supplies waiting to be transformed into toilet paper tube crafts. Wondering what to do with empty toilet paper rolls? Whether you are looking for simple and easy craft ideas for kids or toilet paper roll crafts for adults, the long list of DIY projects with toilet paper rolls below has what you need.
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Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Adults
Start with these gorgeous vases! Can you even believe what they're made out of? Add elegance to any table.
This might be the most elegant toilet paper roll craft I've seen! Make a gift that smells and looks incredible, made from something so unexpected.
Use a cardboard tube to make these adorable seed starter gifts for loved ones this season!
How awesome are these earrings? The monochromatic color scheme is so lovely for book lovers!
"I love recycling and I'm a pretty thrifty person so I find myself crafting with stuff I already have on hand for many of my projects, toilet paper crafts included. They're so easy to work with and kid friendly so these type of crafts are a nice way to spend quality time with my kiddo." -Petro Neagu, theseamanmom.com
These party poppers are great for any occasion and so great for celebrating on the cheap.
Create a lovely and eye catching tabletop decoration that doubles as a handy jewelry holder.
Here's another take on party poppers, this time with a crepe paper twist!
This updated tutorial includes a stellar video so you can make this scarf hanger with ease.
Need a new tabletop organizer? With cardboard tubes and a bit of decoupage medium, we've got you covered.
This is one of my personal favorite ideas for using toilet paper rolls. Repurpose them into seedling planters which are the PERFECT size for new sprouts!
Make pillow boxes easily with those leftover toilet tubes!
Here's another version of those cute pillow boxes, this time decked out with gold foil.
Do you have napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table? Now's the time to whip some up with materials found in the recycling bin.
Adding a vintage photo to your cardboard tubes makes a common recycled item into an old school treasure.
How amazing is this! If you're one of those people who misplaces your cases for your readers all the time, make this easy craft.
"This is hands down one of the best office organizers you'll ever make! I love how I was able to recycle the toilet paper rolls and cereal box. Be sure to glue your organizer together first before spray painting! This helps hide any glue."
-Tanner Bell, alittlecraftinyourday.com
How funny is this? Make mustachioed pillow boxes for small gifts for any occasion.
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Ideas for Teens and Tweens
These are some of our favorite projects that are a bit young for some but a bit old for kids. Browse these great projects for your junior high aged granddaughter to make!
This adorable party favor is an easy gift for your daughter to give friends at her birthday party.
A little bit of embellishment goes a long way with this jewelry making idea.
Doilies add instant elegance and create a lovely project that is totally irresistable.
You would never know this is made from a cardboard tube! Create a lovely bangle to wear out and about.
Kids Craft Ideas Using Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
Crafting with this material is a great opportunity to teach the kids about recycling. Reuse something you would ordinarily toss in the trash or in the recycling bin and make a fun project in the process.
How precious is this? Put it in your child's animal themed nursery.
This is an easy project for preschoolers to make at daycare.
Celebrate Easter or your child's favorite children's book with this craft.
Need an easy peasy Halloween costume? Make this together!
This is ADORABLE decor for a nursery or kids room, especially because bees are so gender neutral!
This is an easy way to give your toddler a new toy on the cheap!
This is a fun project for a rainy day! Just by cutting up some toilet tubes, you can create a great art project.
This superhero will be your grandson's new favorite toy!
How sweet are these bracelets? With the help of rhinestones, any recycled material can be made so pretty!
If Despicable Me is your child's favorite movie, be sure to make this easy minion craft together!
Need more inspiration for rainy day crafts to do with the kids? This stamping tutorial is lovely.
"My girls don't want me to throw toilet paper rolls away so we are always making crafts with them! They both love hosting "tea parties" and that's how I came up with the idea of toilet paper tea sets! Hands down the best craft I ever made out of toilet paper rolls! They love it and play with it all the time!" -Ntina Ntonti, happygirlycrafty.blogspot.gr
This sweet project is amazingly easy for kids to do and the results are so cute!
Don'y buy paper clay at the store when you can save toilet paper rolls from landfills and make your own at home!
Toilet Paper Roll Flowers and Butterflies
Flowers and butterfly crafts are some of the most popular projects we have, and it's amazing what beautiful flowers and butterflies can be made with toilet paper rolls! Find everything from home decor ideas to embellishments and more in the list below.
Make the perfect wreath for summer when you learn how to make these easy flowers out of TP rolls.
Make your drawers smell lovely! Put together this sachet and keep it in your dresser.
This is a cute craft to make with the kids and decorate your home around St. Patrick's Day!
This is another sweet take on a paper tube sachet that will have your drawer smelling just lovely.
I can't get over how awesome this project is! Work on the individual loops in front of the TV and put them together for a darling wall decoration!
Similar to the idea behind the toilet tube butterflies, this adoravle project involved putting together loops to decorate the wall.
These pretty blossoms are easy for anyone and so lovely.
Upgrade your nursery or little girl's room with this adorably sweet wall hanger made from materials you likely already have around the house!
The Best Things To Do With Toilet Paper Rolls (as voted on by readers like you!)
This list of fantastic ideas from our site visitors and Facebook followers is the jumping off point for all of the craft tutorials below! Learn the basics of what to do with toilet paper rolls with this introductory list, and then find more of our favorite toilet paper roll craft ideas below!
- Wrap up your cords and wires and stick them in cardboard tubes to help with organization and storage.
Example: DIY Organizer with Toilet Paper Rolls from AllFreePaperCrafts.com
- Stuff them with candy and sweets and close off the two ends to create a fun candy popper.
- 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.
Example: Thrifty DIY Pencil Holder
- Turn them into colorful napkin rings.
- 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.
- Cover them in peanut butter and then roll in bird seed. Hang outside and you've got an easy and inexpensive bird feeder.
Example: Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder from AllFreeKidsCrafts.com
- 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!
- Wrap yarn around them to help keep it organized and untangled.
- Use them to store paint brushes or gluesticks.
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