If you’re a seasoned DIYer, then you already know that toilet paper rolls are one of the very best materials to use for upcycling projects! You wouldn’t believe it, but these versatile, cardboard doo-dads can be repurposed into everything from phone holders to ornaments to hair curlers. Who would have thought?!
Here are 13 of our all-time favorite ways toilet paper rolls have saved us money AND gotten us organized. For full tutorials, be sure to click on the links below.
Toilet paper rolls serve as a perfect home for the most disastrous cable tangles. Simply separate, coil, label, stick each cable in its own cardboard roll, then place inside a box. You’ll never be stuck searching for that elusive HDMI cord again!
Show off your creativity with this one-of-a-kind Christmas craft. The holiday season has never been so shabby-chic!
- Apartment Therapy
One simple slice can stop a potential gift wrap unspooling disaster in its tracks. Smart!
- Tammilee Tips
Listen up, campfire enthusiasts. Don’t get caught spending your hard-earned cash on pricey fire starters when you can make your own from 100% upcycled materials!
- Creative Jewish Moms
What better way to dress up your birthday celebration photos than by displaying these adorable crown table toppers? For a unique table seating hack, just add your guests’ names to the bases of the crowns. Cute!
- useful_things via instructables
It doesn’t get more eco-friendly than these upcycled toilet paper roll seedling pots.
- iCreative Ideas
Don’t settle for those impersonal, store-bought bulbs when you can make these distinctive hat ornaments from a repurposed toilet paper roll. Cool!
- Maison ZiZou
If you are one of those people who constantly misplaces their phone, then this is the hack for you! A few cuts—and an eye for color—gives you your very own phone holder. Neat, huh?
- Go Grow Go
Coat that toilet paper roll in smooth peanut butter, dip the stickiness in bird seed, and hang on a branch—pretty soon you’ll have fed a host of high-fliers!
- Happy Hooligans
Half of a toilet paper roll and some decorative duct tape make for the chicest of cuff bracelets. Your kids will love ‘em!
- Third Stop on the Right
Because every toy car enthusiast deserves a garage for their precious 4-wheelers!
- MakeupWerables Hairstyles
The secret to full, sexy beach waves? Toilet paper rolls, of course.
- abby contrary
Add some pizzazz to any wall with this ornate DIY mirror. You won’t be able to find anything like it in a store!
Who knew there were so many uses for old toilet paper rolls?! Now that you know how to upcycle them, we’d love to hear from you! Have you attempted any of these DIYs before? If so, do you have any advice on how to best complete them? Do you have any projects you would like to add to the list?