Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!

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It’s great to have a source of “free” art supplies, and here’s something we all have: those cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Can you believe that the crafts featured today had such a humble beginning? 

Ludi made this spooky pirate’s chest with a piece of cardboard and a half of a toilet paper roll. She was nice enough to write up a tutorial should you have tiny booty to store.

How cute are these minion gift boxes? teapotdnky made a slew of minions and used them to hold tiny gifts. She also posted a great tutorial showing how she made these adorable little fellows. I think these would be great for birthday party favors. Kids (and adults) would go nuts over them.
It’s hard to believe that these tiny hats by teag aren’t full sized, but they’re all made of toilet paper rolls, too! teag also wrote up a wonderful tutorial. Wouldn’t these be cute place holders, or ornaments? 


This personable tree stump is actually a wonderful pencil holder. suereal brought a toilet paper tube to life using hot glue, paper, glaze, and a face mold. I love the texture she achieved with the glue. 


TheMistressT used paper towel tubes to make these colorful bottle rockets to help celebrate Independence Day. So festive! I’m not going to tell you the unusual way in which they’re displayed; you’ll have to click on the link to find out.

Don’t through away all those cardboard tubes; you never know when you might need them for a craft project. I found so many great project using cardboard tubes that I had more than enough content for another whole article. Stay tuned for more cardboard tube ideas in a couple of weeks.

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One Comment

  1. LimeRiot says:

    This is a great post that really proves how clever and creative and, of course, crafty our members are. From trash to treasure!!