4 Great Projects from Recycled Toilet Paper Tubes!

Have you been collecting recycled toilet paper tubes to use for a cool winter project?  No?  Well, start collecting now.  The Sitcom offers four great DIY crafts and instructions for creating amazing things out of those formerly unappreciated pieces of tubular cardboard.

creating with recycled toilet paper tubes

Here at chez Sitcom, the hubby knows better than to throw away a paper towel tube, toilet paper tube, or salad dressing bottle.  Everything has potential, I always say!  I like to specialize in creating beautiful things from what some might consider as trash.

faux metal wall art created from recycled tp tubes

Looks like wrought iron doesn’t it?  These metal-looking decorative squares are created from toilet paper tubes quilled inside a balsa wood frame.  You can find a full tutorial and free patterns here- Faux Metal Wall Art.

faux brass wall clock created from recycled toilet paper tubes

Simple coils and a couple coats of brass spray paint creates a brass looking elaborate wall clock.  You can find the full tutorial here : Faux Brass Wall Clock.

faux metal filigree frame created from recycled toilet paper tubes

Using dollar store frames and toilet paper tubes, create the look of metal filigree.  What a beautiful way to show off a group of photos! You can find the full tutorial here: Faux Metal Filigree Frame.

faux iron gate created from recycled toilet paper tubes

And finally, create the look of a fancy rusted gate using toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes and textured brown metallic spray paint.  A very cool looking piece of wall art!  You can find the full tutorial here: Faux Iron Gate Wall Art.

Four great projects that you would never know started out as a lowly toilet paper tube!  So start collecting!

For more recycled projects from the Sitcom check out:

Cut Paper Art from Recycled Magazines
Faux Tin Tiles from disposable cookie sheets
Quilled Paisley Monogram

And don’t forget to visit my Tutorial Page for over 150 detailed tutorials for all ages!


{ 6 comments… add one }
  • malia January 4, 2013, 12:36 am

    Holy cow these are some amazing upgrades for TP rolls! Inspiring!

  • Kristen December 31, 2012, 12:30 am

    I am so impressed with this creativity!!

  • Maria Arredondo December 30, 2012, 4:26 pm

    Gracias por aceptar mi solicitud, muy maravillosa su creatividad.

  • I can’t get over how much these projects look like ironwork, instead of toilet paper rolls! Amazing! My fave is the iron gate on the wall – just gorgeous!

  • Paula December 28, 2012, 11:32 am

    what beautiful creations, and amazing its out of TP rolls, what will they think of next, its got me wondering what I could do with them,lol

  • Joyce Fisher December 28, 2012, 8:59 am

    Hi Suzy,
    Love all of these TP creations!!! I shared this post on Facebook. I had put a huge bag of TP tubes in our Crazy Christmas Auction with the hint, “You can make wonderful things with Pinterest and this gift.” My niece had the winning bid and there was lots of laughter when she opened the package! But I think when she sees your post she’s going to be glad she had enough on hand to make something so fabulous!
    Peace, Love & Joy,

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