Paper towel rolls are very useful around the house. The only problem: they quickly end up in the trash and are very difficult to recycle. But if you’re a fan of DIY, there are plenty of tips to give your used rolls a second life. How do you turn them into practical and decorative objects? Follow the leaders.

Home recycling is very popular!

The practice of DIY is becoming more and more prevalent around the world. Armed with their determination and goodwill, many are rolling up their sleeves to boost their craft skills and creativity with tried-and-true techniques. As a result, household recycling is currently on the rise. You don’t have to be an expert in this field to craft used items such as toilet paper rolls and give them new life. Instead of throwing them away, it is always wiser and more ecological to recycle them into useful accessories at home.

How to recycle paper towel rolls?

DIY technique will save you in many situations. If you have old, worn-out items, do not think about throwing them away quickly. Often, they can be used for other unexpected purposes, for example, a simple paper towel roll: if you combine it with a hanger, you can create a tool of unexpected practicality. The end result will surprise you. Ready to get started with DIY?

Here is the procedure to follow:

  • Get regular hangers (for hanging your clothes in the closet) and paper towel rolls.
  • Take a roll, cut it in two without dividing it completely, and wrap it with a colored ribbon, passing it from the inside to the outside.
  • Then, hang it on a hanger thanks to the central cutout you made on your cardboard roll and start putting pants on it: you will have created space in the closet to store your jeans, for example.
  • Speaking of hangers, they can also be cleverly reused for different things. For example, if you have hangers with clips on the ends, they are used for wrapping cables or wires.

Do you have plastic hangers that are not very practical for hanging clothes with straps? With this technique you will quickly solve the problem: take two rubber bands and wrap them around the ends of the hanger, then hang your dress and you will see that it no longer slips. By rubbing the fabric, the rubber bands will prevent it from falling.

What if we told you that you can use hangers in the kitchen too? How? It’s a very simple trick: get a hanger with clips on the ends and attach your recipe book or the paper on which you would have written your favorite recipe. Then hang the hanger in a visible place in the kitchen to make it easier for you. Also, the hangers are very useful for you to make some decorative items at home. You just have to have them in different shapes and colors to create original and festive compositions for Christmas or Easter.

More creative ideas with paper towel rolls

These cardboard rolls are much more versatile than you might think! When it comes to crafting, kids love it. Why not create little workshops to keep them entertained? For example, you can create a small pot for a small houseplant: Of course, always make sure the soil is dry and firm before you start planting seeds in it. It is still possible to make colorful bracelets or pretty little figures to decorate the children’s room. Besides, a simple cardboard egg carton can also work wonders: With a little ingenuity and skill, you can easily build a small dollhouse. If you like to tinker, there is no shortage of ideas, but you still need to let your imagination run wild!