Toilet paper roll advent calendar

Toilet paper roll advent calendar

Here´s something to do with all those empty quarantine hoarded loo roll! I’ve been collecting toilet paper rolls for quite a while now and finally I’ve put them to use in this Christmas toilet paper roll advent calendar!

Recycles loo roll advent calendar

This is a rustic calendar but offers good space for gifts and amazingly is made entirely out of toilet paper rolls and cardboard. And you don’t need to wrap the calendar gifts, you simply lock them inside the rolls and get such a satisfying tear of the paper when it ti times to open the day. Okay, here goes:

Step-by-step DIY toilet paper roll advent calendar

1. Supplies needed for this paper roll calendar:

24 used rolls (0r 25 if you’re not Norwegian),


multi purpose glue,

a pair of scissors,

a glue stick,


brown paper and a computer with printer attached.

Things needed loo roll calendar


2. Open a new document in a word prosessing program on your computer, type in all the numbers using a cool font. Print out all the numbers on brown paper.

3. Use the glue stick and attach the numbers to the rolls. Cut of the superflous brown paper.

4. Continue with a rectangular piece of cardboard and place all the used rolls on top of it making sure that it’ll fit all the rolls. Put small gifts inside the rolls and glue them onto the cardboard – sealing the gifts. Here you might wanna use something heavy to keep pressure on the rolls.

5. I have made mine in to a house advent calendar by making a roof with a piece of cardboard and make a chimney out of half a roll. Use twine to hang the calendar on the wall.

Now, this is all made out of cardboard and simply glued together. This means that you cannot put heavy gifts inside the rolls. Beneath I’ve listed of suggestions to both him and her that should fit inside:

If you are looking for ideas for gifts to add to your toilet paper roll advent calendar here are some ideas for adults:

Ideas for her

  • A Lipgloss/Lipstick
  • A Small Perfume Bottle
  • Small Bag of Tea
  • Paper Stars with Boyfriend´s Name on
  • Paper Heart
  • A Small Photo of the two of you
  • A Tea light Candle with Scent
  • A Matchbox With a Photo of You Two Glued on the Sides
  • A Gift Card (folded)
  • Her Favorite Candy
  • A Pencil Sharpener
  • A Rubber
  • A Gift Certificate on Massage From You (e.g. can be used three times)
  • Small Self Stick Bookmarks
  • I-Will-Make-You-a-Romantic-Dinner-Certificate
  • A Mascara
  • Hairpins
  • A Pair of Earrings
  • A Handwritten Love Letter
  • A USB-pen With All Her Favorite Music (for the Car)
  • Chewing Gum
  • In-Ear Headphones
  • A Magnet for the Fridge

Ideas for him

  • A USB Stick
  • A Protective Layer for his iPhone
  • Lip Moisturizer
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • An Eraser
  • A Mini Flashlight with Keychain
  • Batteries for his New Mini Flashlight
  • Gift Card From his Favorite Shop
  • A Lighter
  • I-Will-Take-you-out-to-Dinner-Certificate
  • I-Will-Dance-for-you-Naked-Certificate
  • A pocket knife
  • A Photo of You for His Wallet
  • Chewing Gum
  • A Razor Blade Cartridge
  • A Funny Magnet for the Fridge
  • A Little Coin Dispenser for the Car
  • Gitar Pics
  • Small Self Stick Bookmarks
  • LED Clip Reading Light
  • Dynamo Emergency Cell Phone Hand Crank Charge
  • A matchbox car

Have you got any more ideas for small gifts that’ll fit inside a toilet paper roll?

Advent Cal 1



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