Upcycle Toilet Paper Rolls Into This Pretty Wreath!

Maura White
by Maura White
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You won't want to recycle all of your toilet paper rolls after you see this awesome wreath you can make using them!
Materials you will need: -Toilet paper rolls - I used about 30. If you have paper towel rolls though, you'll use less. -circular base to hold the cardboard "petals." I just formed some rope from a brown paper bag to use. A cross stitch hoop would also work well. -some sort of flower decor to add to the cardboard petals. I had scrapbook paper flowers on hand. -Twine flowers would also be great - READ HERE to see how to make them!
Press your toilet paper rolls flat, and cut them into strips about 1/4" wide. You can see a tub full of them in the picture above.
Because I didn't have any cross stitch hoops on hand, and didn't want to buy one for this project, I just made my own circle base out of rope handles from a brown paper bag I had. I just wrapped the rope around a small pot and used some hot glue to re-enforce the circular shape.
Hot Glue the toilet paper roll "petals" in the pattern above on the rope circle.
I continued gluing until I formed a wreath shape I liked. No real pattern to follow - just eyed it until I liked it.
I found a satin belt ribbon in my material scrap drawer that I used for the ribbon roses. You can use any material you want. All you do is roll it up and hot glue it until it looks like a pretty rose.
I had some scrapbook flowers in my craft bin (that I probably grabbed at Michaels as a clearance item because they were cute) and used those along with the ribbon roses to embellish the toilet paper roll wreath. All in all, this is one of the easiest frugal projects I think I have done. I didn't shop for any of the these supplies - I used just what I hand laying around my house. I have an awesome Coffee Filter wreath you should check out OVER HERE for more wreath inspiration. :)
Suggested materials:
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Circular base - made out of rope or a cross stitch hoop   (The sturdy rope came from a brown paper bag handle)
  • Scrapbooking flowers, felt flowers, twine flowers   (Michaels clearance for the scrapbook flowers. I made the satin flowers from material scraps I had)
Maura White
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Mrs.B Mrs.B on Feb 04, 2017
    Did you measure and mark even 1/4 inch on rolls for cuts? How did you make cuts..scissors, exacto knife, paper cutter?

  • Mary DeHaven Mary DeHaven on May 20, 2017
    I noticed that two of the bottom pieces were crimped. Is there a reason or is it just an added touch?

  • Susan Tietjen Susan Tietjen on Apr 15, 2020

    Can it actually hang on a wall without drooping? The straw handle circle wouldn't keep its shape, especially with the weight of the rosettes.

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  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Jan 24, 2023

    Really cute and simple, and for Easter??? Yes , and have about 8 circles of {petals} already made that I helped at an assisted living. I will do this and The ones we made stood up very well. There is a multitude of things one can make, just using your God given mind and time...I use paper towel rolls only and cut with scissors...Not a biggee to do..Sometime, watching a movie or on the phone, get the almighty scissors and cut away! Have fun and HAPPY VALENTINES COMING UP AND EASTER ALSO! Oh and you could make this in shape of heart for Valentines day and put pink and red delicate roses.!! FYI

  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 24, 2023

    YES to all of the above! I love watching a movie while I craft! I would love to make a Valentine's Day version of this wreath - heart shaped with roses!