Do you save the cardboard tubes from toilet paper and/or paper towels so that you can use them for crafts? They're one of those things that pile up quick once you start saving them. If you have a collection of them and you're looking for creative ways to use them, look no farther! Here are five fabulous ideas for recycling your stash of cardboard tubes.
Faux Wrought Iron Wall Art
Would you believe that this intricate wall art, which appears to be wrought iron, is actually made from TP tubes? True story! Click here for the tutorial from Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.
Cardboard Tube Coiled Snakes
Know any kids who love creepy crawlies? They will also love these cute DIY snakes from Crafts by Amanda! Her site also offers up a whole selection of other toilet paper tube crafts, including a whole menagerie of animals! Click here to see how to make them.
Where the Wild Things Are Dolls
When I was a kid I was pretty much obsessed with the book "Where the Wild Things Are", so it has been wonderful to see a resurgence in its popularity! If you love the book as well, matsutake will show you how to recreate the cast of characters in cardboard tube form. Click here for the tutorial.
Wouldn't these little crowns by Finley and Oliver make great party favors (or a party activity!) for a princess party? Make these tiny crowns for dolls, or attach them to headbands to make them into whimsical accessories for kids. Click here to see how they're made.
Cardboard Tube Pendants
Cardboard tube jewelry? Why, yes! Would you have guessed the origins of this pendant? Head over to Mega Crafty to see how you can combine toilet paper tubes with scraps of paper left over from other projects to create a fabulous recycled necklace. Click here for the complete instructions.