This year recycle your leftover toilet paper rolls into tubes of terror, by turning them in to Halloween-themed door knob decorations! Here’s how.


  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Decorative Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Thin Wire or String
  • Hole Punch (optional)


  1. PumpkinCut paper to fit around toilet paper roll, allowing for an 1/2"-1" overlap. For the ghost and jack-o-lantern versions, use a piece of white or orange paper. For the mummy version, cut several strips of linen print scrapbooking (or plain, off-white) paper.
  2. Apply glue to paper; wrap around toilet paper roll. For the mummy, apply one strip at a time, overlapping them as you go.
  3. MummyCut eyes and mouth out of scraps of black paper. Glue face onto roll. For the ghost, cut a zig-zag strip of paper; glue to bottom of roll.
  4. Punch (or poke with a pin) holes about 1/4" down from both sides of the top of the roll. Thread an 11" piece of wire or string through the holes; twist or tie to secure.
  5. When you're finished, hang them on your porch or in your window. Happy haunting!

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