What should you do with all your emptied toilet paper rolls (ETPR)? Well - we all know its not good to throw everything away, after all our landfills are filling up, so many of us are composting and that is a good option for your ETPR. But, if you want to upcycle your ETPR, a seed starting pot is just the solution! Free, easy to make and biodegradable - what more could we want?
Step 1 - Gather your toilet paper rolls to be upcycled and a pair of scissors.
Step 2 - Flatten your toilet paper roll with your hand to make it easier to cut; then cut in half width wise.
Step 3 - Cut 4 equidistant lines into your pot...about 1/4-1/2" long.
Step 4 - Fold the end you cut like you would a box so it stays shut.
Step 5 - Marvel at your selection of seed starting pots for spring! Get going now and you should have quite a selection! Remember - these ETPR are biodegradable so you can start your seeds in these pots and plant them directly in the ground when it is time. If your seeds need transplanted to a larger pot before going into the ground, plant the ETPR pot in the larger pot.
Do you have other upcycling ideas for ETPR? Let us know!
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