Cardboard toilet paper rolls can be reused to make something unique. Here’s our discovery for you.
There are many possibilities one has to recycle objects that would seem to have no purpose once used. In the art of do-it-yourself, in fact, it can happen that you ‘need’ to make use of elements that are apparently useless, but which in reality will prove to be incredibly valuable.
This is the case with some special cardboard rolls. We all use toilet paper daily in the bathroom. When it runs out, it will be necessary to replace the roll. Once the paper has run out, only the cardboard roll will remain.
It has a cylindrical shape and is created to serve as a holder for the toilet paper. The latter is in fact wrapped around this cardboard in the various stages of production.
Most people, once they run out of toilet paper, will tend to discard this cardboard roll without much effort and throw it in the paper bin.
What we want you to discover in our article, however, is incredible. We will introduce you to a possible reuse of these cardboards. The only thing you will have to do is to ‘preserve’ them and use them later to create something creative and unique.
Here is what you can make from cardboard toilet rolls.
Cardboard rolls and the creation you can achieve
If you are handy with DIY and have a bit of free time on your hands, then you can really indulge yourself in coming up with more unique and innovative ideas. The one we propose in our article could really make things easier for you in one particular respect. Which one? You just have to find out with us!
The first items you will need to get hold of are cardboard rolls of toilet paper and some old poplin fabric. Small pieces of fabric will also suffice, as long as they are large enough to completely ‘cover’ the various cardboard rolls you have carefully stored.
A ruler and a pair of scissors will allow you to measure the fabric you will need and cut it out precisely and quickly.
Another element that will have to come into play at this point will be glue. It will be necessary, in fact, to cover the entire cardboard of the toilet paper with glue. In a second step, you will then wrap the previously cut-out fabric around it. The various fabrics can have variable colours and details, depending on your taste!
Let’s find out what you will get in the end from this process and all the further steps to make it. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The original idea!
The first steps to make something original have been mentioned. At the end of the whole process you will get a magnificent storage rack. Inside the various spaces, then, you will be able to place pens, pencils, scissors, brushes and lots of accessories that will come in handy at other times. Let’s find out how to complete this magnificent creation.
What to get with these rolls
The holder can vary in size, depending on how many cards you have available. They will then all have to be covered with the fabric and glued together.
In each of these ‘containers’ you can put all the small accessories you have at home. To give an even greater aesthetic touch to this handcrafted holder, you can also cut out a piece of cardboard to create a base.
A cotton ribbon and jute thread will allow you to tie the various cards and the base together and personalise this incredible creation even more. Glue will still be the accessory that will come in very handy in this respect.
We have seen the method for creating an original holder. With recycled toilet rolls, however, you can also create many other ideas, such as a pen holder. You can let your imagination run wild and use these old cards to make practical accessories for your home or desk!