It was destiny, plain and simple. You knew the toilet paper roll would show up here again. You knew I couldn't resist its curves and papery good looks much longer. You knew I'd dream up another something with it sooner or later.
You knew it, you wily thing.
So I made a trivet for holding hot things like pots and such. For instance, here is my TP roll trivet actively saving my table from the scalding teapot.
Nothing short of heroic, I'd say.
Would you like to see how I made it? Here I go.
Pretty self-explanatory, eh? You get the drift, I'm sure. But on the off-chance that you were wondering, you do need to cut up more than one TP roll to make a single trivet. 4 or 5 TP rolls cut into 1/4-inch (6mm) sections will do the trick for a one-layer trivet. Optionally, if you'd like to try a 2-layer trivet like the one pictured below, you'll need twice the amount of TP rolls and glue.
Note that I added cardboard circles to my trivets for strength. That is because they were hilariously floppy without them. I heartily suggest you support your trivet with a cardboard circle.
Isn't it nice to see the TP roll put to some practical use for a change? Yessiree, very practical indeed. I knew you had it in you, TP roll.