Glitter Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Recycle toilet paper rolls to make these sparkly snowflake ornaments.

We have toilet paper tubes at home and I want to show you how I reuse them to make glitter toilet paper roll snowflakes. For my toilet paper roll snowflakes, I used white rolls. If you happen to have the brown ones though, you can always use a little bit of white paint to make them white. 

To start making the snowflakes, I made the tube flat by pushing it in down and smoothing out these edges. I wanted my tubes to be as flat as possible because it helps when you cut them into pieces. apart.  

Now that I had my tubes flat, I took a pair of scissors, and cut off little strips that were about a quarter of an inch or so wide.  

I did the same thing all along the tube until it was all cut apart.  

To assemble my DIY snowflake, I laid down a piece of wax paper and five sections of the toilet paper roll. I found that 6 was a little too squishy so even though snowflakes have six sides I did mine with five.  

To keep the five pieces together, I put a big dab of hot glue on the wax paper and then stuck each of the pieces into the glue.  

Once the larger sections were dry in the glue, I built up the snowflakes with smaller pieces of the toilet paper rolls. You can either cut the larger pieces in half or fold them in half to make them smaller.  

When I had the smaller pieces ready to go, I added a dab of hot glue and stuck them in between the larger pieces.  

I also added a second layer of the smaller paper tube pieces inside the first to make the snowflakes fuller.  

When the snowflake was done, I peeled it off of the wax paper so that I could add some glitter.  

To give the snowflake some sparkle, I used white craft glue and a small paint brush to brush glue all over the edge of the snowflake.  

Once I had the edges all glued up, I dipped the whole thing into some glitter. Make sure all of the glue is covered in glitter. I repeated this on both sides of the DIY snowflake.  

Finally, to hang my paper roll snowflakes, I added a piece of butcher's twine to each that was long enough to tie them over a curtain rod.   

These snowflakes are as easy as that. They are so pretty and perfect for winter. I hope the next time you finish off your paper products, you'll save the rolls and make these fun winter snow flakes.

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