How to Make DIY Toilet Paper Roll Seedling Pots

These DIY Toilet Paper Roll Seedling pots will change the way you garden forever! I have been doing this for years only recently I learned that this isn’t common knowledge for everyone. So today I thought I would teach you how to make these DIY Toilet roll Seedling Pots. These are so quick and easy to make and also they are biodegradable. This means when the seedlings are ready to transfer you can leave them in the toilet tube pot and plant them directly into the ground! If that doesn’t convince you to make these, I don’t know what will!

How to make DIY Toilet Roll Seedling Pots

Okay, let’s start with this tutorial that will change the way you garden forever.

What you need:

Toilet paper rolls/tubes


  1. Cut 4 evenly spaced cuts(1/2 inch) around the bottom of the toilet tube.
  2. Moving Clockwise fold the cut pieces down tucking the side ( closest to you ) of the next one under the previous one. Just like how you would fold a box top
  3. Repeat until it’s boxed
  4. Repeat until all of your tubes are boxed.
  5. If it’s done correctly the seedling pot should stand by itself

What about Drainage?

These actually have very good drainage, since we aren’t taping the bottom, the gaps in the boxed bottom let the water out gradually. See below me planting and watering the seeds in these toilet paper roll seedling pots.

Pros of These Toilet Paper Roll Seedling Pots

  • Biodegradable
  • Can plant Directly into the Ground
  • Free
  • Self Draining
  • Self Standing
  • Perfect Size for Seedlings

Cons of These Toilet Paper Roll Seedling Pots

  • Time-consuming to make
  • Some people say it’s unhygienic (I don’t think so )
  • If too wet, and I mean really really wet, it can break
  • Can take a while to collect enough toilet tubes

So are you going to try to make these DIY toilet paper roll seedling pots?

Overall these are a great way to do your seedlings. If you are a beginner gardener or have been gardening for a while and don’t yet use this method I highly recommend you try it. Not only is this good for the environment but it is cheap, easy, and has no mess. Let me know in the comments if you use this method and your experiences with using it I would love to know!

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