10 Things to Do With Toilet Paper Rolls

Last week I found out that the spring cleanup week will be postponed until September because of the Fargo Moorhead flood fight.  The flood crest prediction has been lowered and cleanup of the city afterwards will start sooner than we all predicted so the city announced spring cleanup will resume as the first week of May.  This is great news because I like to garbage pick for reusable items and things I can blog about.  I am hoping I can find some old wood to make furniture with.  In the mean time…while people are loading their boulevards with other people’s treasures, I am going to compile a list of things you can do with toilet paper rolls.

1.  Hamsters/Gerbils love them.  See: picture of hamster loving toilet paper rolls.

2.  Make Fire Starters.

3.  DIY compostable peat pots.

4.  Artwork: Creativity 1, Creativity 2, Creativity 3 (and my favorite)

5.  Add to your compost pile.

6.  Make bird house mobile.

7.  Crafts for children.

8.  Chic Christmas Ornaments.

9.  Use as a stencil.

10.  Christmas garland.

Toilet Paper Roll Printed Textiles

I bought this HUGE bolt of fabric.  If that’s what you call it.  I used it to make curtains about 5 years ago and now I am left with this crapload.  I was thinking about selling it in my garage sale, but I think I can find other uses for it.  Like make prints using toilet paper rolls!  Imagine the possibilities once the paint is dry.  I was inspired by THIS blog post.

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What you need:

Fabric

Fabric paint

Toilet Paper Rolls

Paint Tray

Iron

Sturdy Surface

Directions:

1.  Make sure the fabric you are using is clean (free of cat fur – mine was not).

2.  Lay it on a table, make sure you have something behind it, like mat board, in case paint seeps through.

3.  Drop paint on the paint tray and flatten it out with the end of the toilet paper roll.  This was my practice round so I smushed my tp roll like a petal for one part.  Then practiced with circles.

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4.  You can use multiple colors too.

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5.  Let the paint dry for a few hours at least.  Then use it however your imagination wills.  This is one of the cool things you can use with toilet paper rolls.