You'll Be On A Roll With These Toilet Paper Hacks

Diply 19 Sep 2018

I've mentioned this before in my articles, but my dog is obsessed with toilet paper rolls. She gets so stoked any time I show her one, so much so that she's started searching the garbage cans for them.

She's a funny girl, but she tears those things apart. Once she gets her paws on them there is no reusing them for something cooler. I think I'm going to have to start hiding them in new places so I can try some of these cool hacks.

1. If you've got a toilet paper roll on hand, grab some wooden sticks from the dollar store.

A Mom's Take | A Mom's Take

With some washi tape and glue, attach those sticks to your toilet paper roll. Then, you can use them to create a loom!

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A Mom's Take created this simple toilet paper roll loom, and even her kids were able to knit a scarf with it!

A Mom's Take | A Mom's Take

This reminds me a lot of the finger knitting I used to do as a kid, only so much prettier!

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2. Create a marble launcher using a toilet paper roll and a balloon.

YouTube | YouTube

Basically, you snip off the end of the balloon and put it onto the end of a toilet paper roll. Then, put a marble (or something softer like a marshmallow) into your new device.

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Pull back the balloon and you've got yourself a way to annoy those pesky colleagues of yours.

YouTube | YouTube

This could be a new alternative to all of those Nerf gun wars that happen in hip offices around the country.

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3. This next hack is pretty handy for camping trips, even if it is kind of gross.

Sadie Seasonsgoods | Sadie Seasonsgoods

Collect the lint from your dryer and stuff it inside of a toilet paper roll.

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Wrap that baby in some wax paper like Sadie Seasongoods did, and you've got yourself a fire starter.

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

This is so much easier than trying to fiddle around with kindling and newspaper!

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4. Got a hole punch and a couple of finishing nails? This hack is for you!

Just Crafty Enough | Just Crafty Enough

Punch a variety of different sized holes in your toilet paper roll, then grab some nails.

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You can nail your rolls to a string of lantern lights like Just Crafty Enough did!

Just Crafty Enough | Just Crafty Enough

This is surprisingly really beautiful! I love the added colors of the tissue paper as well.

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5. Looking for a way to organize all of your cords around the house?

Reddit | Rekordea

Toilet paper rolls and a shoebox are a smart solution! I never know what to do with all those random cords anyway.

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6. Are you as surprised as I am that these cute little ghosts are actually made out of toilet paper rolls?

The Craft Train | The Craft Train

They are a super simple Halloween-themed craft from The Craft Train.

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7. Makes And Takes created this fun little game that is sure to keep the kids busy for hours.

Makes And Takes | Makes And Takes

First, they taped pieces of paper to toy cards to represent different countries.

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Then, using cardboard tubing (you could tape a bunch of toilet paper rolls together), they created a simple racetrack for the cars.

Makes And Takes | Makes And Takes

It's just like the toy car Olympics! Everyone can chose their favorite country to cheer on.

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8. These toilet paper rolls look pretty enough just with their bright and bold colors!

The House That Lars Built | The House That Lars Built

But The House That Lars Built had bigger and better ideas for them, turning them into a perfect fall craft!

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After adding a few stripes of color and some cellophane, they now look just like candies!

The House That Lars Built | The House That Lars Built

You could fill them up with your favorites to hand out as gifts, or use them as decor in your home.

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9. With a few simple folds, toilet paper rolls can be super useful for different holidays that occur throughout the year.

Create Craft Love | Create Craft Love

If you fold in each end of the roll, you've got the perfect place to hide little candies and trinkets!

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You could paint them pretty colors, or tie some scrapbook paper around them.

Create Craft Love | Create Craft Love

Create Craft Love used them as an adorable way to give out gift cards during the holiday season!

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10. With a little bit of rope, you can transform toilet paper rolls into something completely different.

Hometalk | Wendy

It's kind of amazing how big of a difference adding some rope makes!

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Wendy arranged a couple of her decorated rolls and secured them to a flat piece of cardboard to organize her desk.

Hometalk | Wendy

There are so many great options for decorating something like this! Plus, it's super budget-friendly.

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11. Similar to the car racing game above, you could make this fun wall game!

Where Imagination Grows | Where Imagination Grows

Where Imagination Grows used a variety of cardboard tubes to create this super fun and interactive experience.

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12. Don't look too far next time you want to make a cute faux planter.

Hometalk | Tanner Bell

Tanner Bell used some toilet paper rolls covered with scrapbooking paper as adorable planters for his faux plants!

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13. Have you ever thought of using toilet paper rolls in your garden?

The Harried Homemaker Preps | The Harried Homemaker Preps

You're going to want to stock up on toilet paper rolls if you love to garden, that's for sure!

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After cutting them in half and folding over one side, you can plant your seedlings inside.

The Harried Homemaker Preps | The Harried Homemaker Preps

The Harried Homemaker Preps uses these because the cardboard will compost into the soil over time!

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14. This is another fantastic way to use toilet paper rolls in your garden!

The Moffatt Girls | The Moffatt Girls

Smother a toilet paper roll in peanut butter, then roll it in some bird seed. Because it's a tube, it easily hangs on trees!

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The Moffatt Girls use these out in their garden, and I bet they get a lot of pretty visitors swinging by.

The Moffatt Girls | The Moffatt Girls

This is such a simple and cheap way to reuse what you've got at home!

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