7. Power Cord Covers
Power cords are purely functional, and not usually attractive. Most of the time they are strung out behind your TV or desk, looking gangly. But they don’t have to be! You can put your paper towel or toilet paper rolls to fancy use by covering them in pretty paper and then having them maintain your gaggle of power cords. It’s quick, easy and definitely inexpensive.
Be sure to check out this and tons of other design ideas over to ApartmentTherapy.com.
8. Color Matching Game
If you have young kids, then this is an excellent use of your cardboard rolls. You help your toddlers learn their colors and play with one of their favorite toys, pom poms! Just cover paper towel rolls in colored construction paper and then instruct your kids to put the correct pom pom in the colors tube. This is also a great “quiet” game!
If you need more educational games, then be sure to visit KidsActivitiesBlog.com!
9. Storage & Organization
Fancy organizational systems are also expensive, and it’s still frustrating to have a mess of pens, pencils and other art supplies all over the place. Turns out, you don’t need to drop a lot of cash on acrylic desk organizers, you can make your own! You can cover an old shoe box with cute paper then pop in toilet paper rolls to help your pens stand up neatly. This craft knows no bounds: you can use it to organize cords too!
KidsCubby.com has more info on this craft as well as more inspirational organization ideas.