10 Things To Do With Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

By Antonia Čirjak on April 1 2020 in Entertainment

One could argue that toilet paper is not the most essential thing if you want to survive for a long time, but still - toilet paper disappeared from markets all around the globe.
One could argue that toilet paper is not the most essential thing if you want to survive for a long time, but still - toilet paper disappeared from markets all around the globe.
  • You can not use empty toilet paper rolls as a drinking glass. Guess nobody is perfect.
  • Finding different uses for empty toilet paper rolls is a great way to recycle materials. It might be small, but every effort counts!
  • About the Valentine’s Day gift wrapping idea: make sure your partner has a good sense of humor.

Even before the WHO proclaimed that the world is facing a coronavirus pandemic, people went shopping for supplies. One could argue that toilet paper is not the most essential thing if you want to survive for a long time, but still - toilet paper disappeared from markets all around the globe. If you stacked up - here is what you can do with empty toilet paper rolls.

Limitless

When we think about it, is there something you can not do with an empty toilet paper roll?
When we think about it, is there something you can not do with an empty toilet paper roll?

When we think about it, is there something you can not do with an empty toilet paper roll? If you are a creative, artistic soul, the options to create art pieces are there, and they have no boundaries.

Organizing Potential Of The Empty Roll

Just line up a couple of these bad boys vertically, glued them to a wooden surface, and you got yourself a nifty little organizer.
Just line up a couple of these bad boys vertically, glued them to a wooden surface, and you got yourself a nifty little organizer.

Just line up a couple of these bad boys vertically, glued them to a wooden surface, and you got yourself a nifty little organizer. You can add as many as you want. Well, depending on your toilet paper consumption, of course.

Binoculars

Connect two empty rolls so that they are eyes apart, and voila - a not-actually-magnifying binocular device!
Connect two empty rolls so that they are eyes apart, and voila - a not-actually-magnifying binocular device!

Just paint them black or make them military camouflage styled. Connect two empty rolls so that they are eyes apart, and voila - a not-actually-magnifying binocular device!

Bowling Alone

Line up empty rolls and do some bowling in your hallway.
Line up empty rolls and do some bowling in your hallway.

With all possible puns intended to Robert Putnam’s book called Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, you can line up empty rolls and do some bowling in your hallway.

Christmas Decoration

You might be pushing this one too far, but imagine if you string up dozens of empty rolls and color them in traditional festive colors. It could work, you can even try to fit the light through some of them if you drill a small hole.

Birthday Party Materials

Imagine what you can do with that empty roll, instead of buying the plastic stuff in the market.
Imagine what you can do with that empty roll, instead of buying the plastic stuff in the market.

Imagine what you can do with that empty roll, instead of buying the plastic stuff in the market. You can make crowns -  just shape the spiky top and attach a thin piece of rope to tie it up! If you want a challenge, try to cut up the rolls, so they spell out ‘’Happy Birthday!’’

Seed Containers

If you like to grow stuff in your garden, do not waste the empty rolls!
If you like to grow stuff in your garden, do not waste the empty rolls!

If you like to grow stuff in your garden, do not waste the empty rolls! You can put some soil in them, and start your seeds right in there. Perfect organic seed starter!

Gift Wrapper Decorations

It is also a fantastic material for DIY decorations.
It is also a fantastic material for DIY decorations.

An empty roll serves as an excellent container for a small gift. Just wrap it in shiny paper and offer it to your significant other on Valentine’s Day! It is also a fantastic material for DIY decorations. Gift idea: another toilet paper roll inside, only smaller. It is the most important thing you do not need right now, so it makes it a perfect gift!

Smartphone Holder

Congrats - you got yourself a new iPhone holder!
Congrats - you got yourself a new iPhone holder!

If you make a narrow hole in the middle and put four pins underneath that would create a stand, congrats - you got yourself a new iPhone holder! You can even punch one small hole in the back for the charger cable.

Firestarter

If you have a fireplace, or you do an incredible amount of barbecues every week, you can use the leftover rolls to start a fire more quickly.
If you have a fireplace, or you do an incredible amount of barbecues every week, you can use the leftover rolls to start a fire more quickly.

No, you will not hear a Prodigy song if you line 9 of them in the right order. If you have a fireplace, or you do an incredible amount of barbecues every week, you can use the leftover rolls to start a fire more quickly.

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