12 chic ways to decorate your home with toilet paper rolls — yes, really

Feb 24, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Toilet paper rolls
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According to Kimberly-Clark, the makers of Charmin toilet paper, the average household goes through about 240 rolls of toilet paper a year. Now that's a lot of garbage. In fact, paper waste makes up the majority of our household waste, according to the EPA, and toilet paper and paper towel rolls are a big part of that. So how can we fix all that waste production?

You might've guessed where this is heading — right into your recycling bin to turn those rolls into something new. You'll never believe all the fun ways you can upcycle toilet paper rolls into centerpieces of your home decor.

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/22/16

1 /12: Faux metal wall frame

1/12 :Faux metal wall frame

2 /12: TP craft caddy

2/12 :TP craft caddy

3 /12: Bubble picture frames

3/12 :Bubble picture frames

4 /12: Decorative napkin rings

4/12 :Decorative napkin rings

5 /12: Painted wall art

5/12 :Painted wall art

6 /12: Flower wreath

6/12 :Flower wreath

7 /12: Paper roses

7/12 :Paper roses

8 /12: Decorative vase

8/12 :Decorative vase

9 /12: Hanging lanterns

9/12 :Hanging lanterns

10 /12: Wall covering

10/12 :Wall covering

11 /12: Floral iPhone speaker

11/12 :Floral iPhone speaker

12 /12: Paper owl accents

12/12 :Paper owl accents