Crafts & DIY
Don’t throw out those toilet paper rolls! Here are 10 non-crappy ways to reuse them
There's no need to throw them in a landfill when you can use them again.

Toilet paper is a household essential. But whenever we finish a roll, we quickly toss it into the trash without giving it a second thought.

But it turns out that toilet paper rolls are far more useful than we give them credit for.

Take a look at this DIY bird feeder you can make, for example:

Think that’s cool? Here are a few practical uses for toilet paper rolls. Next time, try to use some of these ideas before you toss one in the trash.

1. Decorative wall art

Add some decoration to the walls in a totally unexpected way. By cutting the rolls into smaller pieces, you can actually make some really unique designs.

Check this out:

You can even use the rolls to embellish a mirror – click here for the full step-by-step tutorial.

Doubt it can be impressive? Take a look at THIS:

2. Seed starter

Cardboard is awesome for seed starters because the cardboard will degrade and decompose over time. This will allow your plants to grow and blossom.

Find out more details by clicking here.

3. Create storage container for toy cars

Rather than having your child’s toy cars scattered throughout the house, create this nice little toilet paper roll garage. It’s perfect and neat (and cheap!)

4. Build a palace

Hey, those pink brand-name castles can be pricey – and who needs more plastic in the house?

If you’re crafty enough, you can turn the whole thing into a fun activity and be left with a palace fit for a princess.

5. Take them bird-watching

Ok, so they don’t magnify anything, but if you’re on a nature hike with your little one, they sure do come in handy when you need them to stop and concentrate!

Don’t believe us? Just look at this cutie and her “binoculars”!

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6. Keep your cords neat

Why go out and buy a cord keeper when you’ve got things you can use for free? It’s not like they need to be fancy.

We just love this idea for repurposing the TP roll.

7. Organize your desk

If you need a place to store pencils, pens, and other office supplies, toilet paper rolls can be the perfect way to keep things neat.

You might need to glue them to a base, of course, so they don’t tip over.

8. Entertain your cat

It takes a lot to entertain a cat, but they’re always up for treats.

You might force them to get a little activity in by creating this treat “dispenser” so they have to work for it.

9. Hang some flowers

We’ll admit that we were pretty skeptical of using toilet paper rolls as decor, but as you can see from this video, there really is a way to make it work.

You just need some time and creativity!

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Amazing, right? Who knew these things had more than one use?!

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By Jessica
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Jessica is a contributor at SBLY Media.