How to Recycle Empty Wrapping Paper Tubes in the Most Practical Way

We found 5 ways to upcycle those cardboard tubes.

Sadie Seasongood

There's a better way to recycle those empty wrapping paper tubes than fake sword fights or haphazard wall decor. Handy crafters and DIY bloggers have provided infinite ways to upcycle those cardboard tubes. However, some of them are questionable at best. We did the work and sorted through the clutter to find only the best tubular crafts you'll actually want to put to good use. Which of these are you going to try tonight?

1. Party Poppers

These fun party poppers are easy to make and so festive for any occasion. We love gifting these as party favors at kids' birthday parties filled with candy, stickers, and other small party trinkets. Plus, they're so fun to break into!

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2. Fire Starters

Sadie Seasongood

If left untouched, dryer lint can be extremely dangerous. But if collected and used safely, dryer lint can be the fire-starter you didn't know you needed. These handy fire starters fuel the best fires to keep your family safe and warm all winter long.

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3. Indoor Planter

Family Sponge

If you're seeking tastier meals or maybe just a touch of greenery indoors, this tubular garden is for you. We love how easy it is to plant individual herbs right there on your kitchen counter! These are just waiting to be snipped into your favorite pasta or soup.

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4. Stamp It Up

Creative Carmella

Use the round edge of the cardboard roll to stamp circular designs on a canvas, photo frame, or any other DIY project you're undertaking this weekend. We love the rustic look of this print and can't wait to give it a try!

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5. Cord Organizers

One Good Thing by Jillee

Cables. You can't live with them and can't live without them. No matter how hard we try, we always find ourselves having to untangle cords, and it is such a headache! Just one wrapping paper tube can provide several neat and tidy organizers for your technology drawer.

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