Ten Uses For Empty Toilet Paper Tubes

Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

I'm guessing 99.99% of households have toilet paper tubes in their house. What do you do with yours? Here's ten creative ways to reuse empty toilet paper tubes and keep them out of the landfills!

Art Caddy from Cardboard (Toilet Paper) Rolls

  • Art Caddy (instructions here)

Octopus Toilet Paper Craft

  • Crafts (find ideas here and here and here)
    Cord Organizer
  • Cord Organizer (keeps cords from electronics from getting all tangled up)

Mouse Trap made from Toilet Paper Tube

  • Pest Traps (make a mouse trap or fly trap by wrapping tape inside out around the tube)
    Hair Tie Organizer Photo
  • Hair Tie Organizer


  • Homemade Sidewalk Chalk (tutorial)
  • Plant Seedling Starters (image source)
  • Recycle empty toilet paper tubes – they are paper after allToys for Animals at the Zoo Photo
  • Toys for Kids and Animals (the photo above is from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo)Wrapping Paper Holder Image
  • Wrapping Paper Organizer (cut length wise and slip around wrapping paper)

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Ten Uses For Toilet Paper Tubes


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