DIY

Got Empty Paper Towel Rolls? Give Them New Life With These Cool Hacks

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

If your household is anything like mine, I’m guessing you go through a lot of paper towels. And I bet you feel guilty about all those empty paper towel rolls you end up tossing week after week.

Absolve yourself of that eco-guilt with these handy (and pretty darn cool, If I say so myself) hacks for repurposing those empty paper towel rolls into practical — and pretty — household helpers.

In this episode of Good As New, I demonstrate how to transform empty paper towel rolls (pro tip: empty toilet paper rolls work too!) into projects including:

A Secret Safe: Once a lowly cardboard roll, now a festive protector of your valuables — which conveniently doubles as an equally festive vehicle for gifting cash!

A Bird Feeder: Because what’s more eco-friendly than recycling one’s man trash into another bird’s all-you-can-eat lunch buffet?

A Phone Holder: Sick of propping your iPhone in various perilous locations around your kitchen so you can watch the latest episode of 13 Reasons Why (season 2 just came out- no spoilers please!) while you wash dishes? An empty paper towel roll-turned-snazzy phone holder will do the trick.

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions for making these DIY projects at home, and subscribe to Good As New on Facebook to check out all my craft adventures!

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