ideas for upcycling toilet rolls

pincushionThe last post was about raising seedlings and I had a picture of how we raise seedlings in toilet rolls. This isn’t a novel idea by any means, however today’s post does include some novel and inventive ways to reuse the humble dunny roll.

Pictured right is just one example. Who would have thought that this gorgeous pin cushion was made from recycled toilet rolls? You can find the tutorial on how to make it at Michele Made Me.

There are a couple of Christmas ideas below too – just in time to start making your Christmas decorations in plenty of time before the season starts.

framed toilet roll art
Framed art @ 365 Days to Simplicity
Napkin rings @ Merriment Design
Christmas crackers @ Our Big Earth
pencil holder
Pencil holder @ Inhabitat
wreath 092
Christmas wreath @ See You There!
advent calender 2009
Advent calendar @ Maya Made
Pillow boxes @ Bells in Spires
Wreath @ Ivalex
Bird feeder @ Factory Direct Craft
treat bags
Treat bags @ Jill Inks
Jewellery tray @ Blah to TADA!
Seedling pot @ Earth 911
X Wing @ Homemade Magic
marble run
Marble run @ Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo
knitting nancy
Knitting Nancy @ Fiona Veikkanen
binoculars for kids boys toilet paper rolls
Toy binoculars @ Doodle Craft
Flowers @ Michelle Made Me
Owl family @ Inner Child Fun


  1. Michelle says

    Wow some clever and easy ideas to keep my kids busy during the school holidays. And with a family of 5, and 4 of us being female, it doesn’t take us long to collect a decent stash of loo rolls. Bring on the toilet roll art and craft!