I’ve been trying to reduce the waste from our household. Since we were already recycling, one of our biggest improvements was to start repurposing items we normally would have discarded. That was the inspiration for my articles on alternative uses for newspaper and plastic grocery bags.
There are so many fun and easy ways to use these recyclables from clever toilet paper roll crafts to smart repurposing projects. Below I share some of my favorite ideas.
How to Use Toilet Paper Rolls for Organizing
Last week I made a desk organizer for my daughter from a leftover clementine crate and empty toilet paper rolls. That led me to wondering what other ways I could make use of these handy little rolls that I seem to collect in abundance. Turns out, there are a lot of clever uses for toilet paper rolls!
Here is the desk organizer I made:
Just in time for Valentine’s Day–Transform plain toilet paper rolls into these adorable Valentine Owls created by Sweet Pea Savings. I never noticed before that folding in the ends made the shape of an owl’s head!
Another great discovery was that if you fold in BOTH ends, the toilet paper roll is transformed into a pillow box. I love this version of the project from Create, Craft, Love.
Speaking of flowers, here’s a clever idea from the Gardening Clan to use toilet paper rolls as seed starters.
And once your flowers have sprouted, you can replant them in these adorable flower pots decorated using toilet paper rolls. The Country Chic Cottage shows you how.
While you’re out in the garden, why not make it inviting for some feathered friends by putting out a birdfeeder (or two)? I adore this bird feeder that Glued to My Crafts made from a toilet paper roll, peanut butter and bird seed. What a fun craft to do with the kids!
I hope you are inspired by these projects as I was. Do you have a different creative use for toilet paper rolls? If so, please share it in the comments.