How to Make the Easiest & Greenest Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

Kara S.
by Kara S.
3 Materials
45 Minutes

I know what you're thinking.... toilet paper rolls? Trust me, this is the cheapest, greenest, easiest wreath you'll ever make! Here's everything you'll need: toilet paper rolls (I used about 15) hot glue, a brown shopping bag, and a bowl. Let's make a DIY toilet paper roll wreath!

Bowl of toilet paper rolls

1. Cut the toilet paper rolls

To begin, I measured 1/2-inch sections on each roll. I then cut them along the line making tiny circles.

Cutting the toilet paper rolls into circles

2. Cut the grocery bag

I then cut a strip out of the middle of a paper grocery bag. Make sure not to cut down the sides so you are left with 1 unbroken circle.

Cutting the grocery bag

3. Accordion-fold the paper

You then accordion-fold the paper to create a thin rope-like shape. Using a bowl for a form, hot glue the 2 sides together creating a circle.

Folding the grocery bag around a bowl

4. Glue the circles onto the paper bag form

Here is where the roll circles come in. You will now begin to hot glue the circles onto the paper bag form.

Gluing the circles onto the paper

This is where you get creative. You can get crazy with your design or keep it simple. I decided to make mine look like strand of leaves.

Making leaf shapes for the wreath

This process is very time consuming and I'm not sure I have any finger prints left but so worth it in the end!

Lifting the wreath off the bowl

5. Lift the wreath off the bowl

Once you're happy with the size of your wreath, simply lift it off your bowl and that's it!

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

I decided to embellish mine with tissue paper flowers for the spring but your possibilities are endless!

How to make a wreath out of toilet paper rolls

I love this on my apartment door. Not to mention that it's as light as a feather so when my door closes it doesn't swing or slam. I would only recommend this as in indoor wreath since it is made out of paper. I'm not sure if you sprayed it if it would withstand the elements but if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

Toilet paper roll wreath tutorial

You can also spray-paint the wreath to match your door or the season!

DIY home decor using recycled materials

Check out more ideas for DIY projects using paper here and discover Hometalk's best DIY toilet paper roll crafts here.

Suggested materials:
  • Toilet Paper Rolls   (Recycled)
  • Hot Glue   (Michaels)
  • Paper Bag   (Whole Foods)
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  • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Jun 07, 2018

    Sandy, van you post a picture of your wreath ? It sounds beautiful, would really love to see it pls ???

  • Mona Mona on Apr 10, 2020

    this is not a question just wanted to tell you what I use the toilet paper rolls for. I have a new male puppy and I put down a puppy pad then I take a toilet paper roll tape it the center of the pad he goes and hicks hes little leg and goes to the bathroom . Lot cheaper than buying those in the store.


  • Gwen Gwen on Aug 06, 2020

    How do you make a tissue paper flower?

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