Toilet Paper Roll Wreath Tutorial!

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I was fortunate enough to be chosen by Mom Central to throw a Cottonelle In-Home party. I invited ten of my friends and family.  Unfortunately, only my mom was able to come to the party, but we still had a lot of fun.  We made the beautiful wreath you see above, and I’m going to teach you how to make your own!  Just click ‘Continue Reading’ below to see the tutorial!

First off, you want to gather all of your supplies.  Here is what you will need:

  • 5-7 Toilet Paper Rolls and/or Paper Towel Rolls (I used about 5 toilet paper rolls and 1 paper towel roll.)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Glue Gun and Extra Glue Sticks
  • Small Plate (I just used a salad plate.)
  • Felt (I used red, white and blue because I wanted a patriotic wreath.  You’ll need 3 sheets total.)
Next you’re going to take your pen/pencil and ruler and make marks on your toilet paper roll every inch, like in the picture above.  You will then have this:
You will do that to all of your toilet paper rolls.  Next you’re going to take your plate and some of your cut toilet paper strips and outline your plate with them.  Flatten them down as much as you can as you hot glue them together.  (Speaking of hot glue… a tip for you when dealing with hot glue is to have a cup of ice water by you when you’re using it – if you accidentally get your finger on the hot glue, put your finger in the ice water as soon as possible.  I did this once and I didn’t have a burn at all!)  This is what you will end up with:
Now you’re going to do your second row.  You can do whatever you want with this row.  Some can be going one way, some can be going the other way or you can have them going the same way.  It’s whatever you want it to be.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, which is the great thing!  This is what mine looked like as I was putting the second row:
Next you’re going to do your third and final row.  Again, you can do it however you want.  I had them going into points (that probably makes no sense – just look at the picture LOL).  Here’s what mine looks like after getting the final row hot glued on:
And now you are going to do the rosettes to pretty it up!  You’re going to take your felt and cut 4×4 squares out of it, then cut off the corners and make a circle out of the square (sorry I forgot to take a picture of this!) and then starting anywhere on the circle, you’re going to make a swirly circle pattern (you can draw the pattern on it first and then cut, but I just cut it).  You will end up with what is in the bottom picture of this collage:
Now you’re going to take the top that was on the outside of the felt circle and start rolling it around itself.  You’re going to basically coil it like a snake does (I hate snakes, but that is the best comparison I can come up with).  Here’s a photo to kind of show you:
Once you get it all rolled up, you’re going to put a dot of hot glue to seal it, then a dot on the back to seal the overhang on the back.  Like this:
Next your going to just hot glue the rosettes to your wreath in any fashion you want to!  And voila!  You have a beautiful, upcycled wreath!
Since I wanted a patriotic flag, I found some star gems and glued them onto the rosettes on the wreath.  I think it really made the wreath stand out.  :)
I would love your feedback on this wreath!  It would mean so much to me!  And I would love to hear if you would like to see anymore craft tutorials from me.  Thank you!
Also!  If you’re not crafty or you just don’t have the time, but would like one of your own, you can buy your own!  Just click on the Storenvy photo below or click on ‘Shop’ on the menu and order your own!  :)

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting, on behalf of Cottonelle, and received product samples and a promotional item to facilitate my party.

Comments

  1. Very good instructions! I would love to see a picture of the Final product. Did you come up with the design and materials… very neat.

    • The very first picture at the top is the final product. I saw a wreath that was similar on Pinterest and it didn’t have instructions with it, so I just came up with it on my own. :)

  2. Colleen Schilinski says:

    I think this is a great idea and I enjoyed reading your step by step instructions. I would love for you to do more crafts using this concept. By the way – I will be saving my TP rolls to make one of these myself.
    Thank You

  3. This looks great! With 3 in this house I should have enough rolls to try making this in no time! Stopping by from Moms Do It Better. :-)

  4. Very nice!! Looks good, I am going to try to make one.

  5. Well my goodness! Who would have thought? This would be a really affordable way to make seasonal wreaths. I have to admit that I am a little dangerous with a glue gun!

    • I thought I would be more dangerous, but I only got myself with the glue gun once! Lol. I’m planning on making one for each holiday. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Barbara Mascareno says:

    Wow, so cool :) yet another great recycled project for the paper toilet roll, yeah. Love the idea of how you used the plate to keep it all together. Great job!

  7. Liz Terek says:

    Fantastic! I pinned it ;)

  8. Sounds like a lot fun. All our tp rolls go to the gerbil though.

  9. I’m always looking for crafts that use toilet paper rolls–we have enough of them! This is really cute. My kids are little–only 2 and 4–so they can’t use the glue gun, but I was thinking that I could help them paint the cardboard rolls different colors before we cut them up and make the wreath. That would keep them involved, even though I would have to do the gluing. Thanks for a great idea!

  10. Very cool! What a great idea!

  11. What a fun idea. It looks pretty straight forward too! I was thinking before you add the flowers you could spray paint if you wanted to. Fun!

  12. WOW!! I love this. As simple as it seems, it is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Courtney! This is so neat! Great tutorial and pictures – speaks to people who learn by reading and learn by seeing pictures. And the final product is great! Fun!

  14. What a great idea! My creative side doesn’t manifest itself at all in crafts, but I admire people who come up with these great ideas. I, too, would love a photo of the final product.

  15. Angie R says:

    Very cute! Awesome way to reuse and recycle! Love it

  16. This is a great idea! Especially for a rainy day project or something to keep the kids busy. You are very creative!

  17. Cute!

  18. Very cute!

  19. WOW what a great way to re-use these! Thanks for sharing!!

  20. This is great! I love diy projects and this is so creative. I’ll have to start saving my rolls for one of my own. Your step by step instructions were lovely and helpful. Glad I found this post. :)

  21. Such a cool idea! And great detailed instructions with pictures. It always amazes me to see how many wonderful decorations we can make for our homes by using everyday items. Awesome! :)

  22. This is definitely a unique idea; one that I never would have thought of on my own. When I was a kid toilet paper and paper towel roll projects were all the rage. I think it’s time to step back in time! I’d love to try this! Let the collecting begin!

  23. Very cute – following about the same technique for your wreath – you can make snowflakes out of the rolls too. Paint them, add glitter and they are really quite cute.

  24. penny hyde says:

    I cannot, cannot, can not believe this precious wreath was made using toilet paper rolls. How unique! I like reusing items and what an unusual one to reuse. You could also use paper towel rolls and not have to have so many. Of course, the way we go thru tp at our house, …just saying…. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity born of another. I love taking an idea and making it mine. Have a great day!

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  26. Oh how cute, what a great upcycle project :)

  27. Now I know what to do with all those empty rolls :) I host a party on Tuesday called The Gathering Spot and would love it if you’d share something. Thanks for joining us at the Let’s Get Social Sunday link party! Have a wonderful week :) Diane @MamalDiane

  28. Very cute! I love projects that recycle :) Thanks so much for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! I’d love to see what you’ve been up to this week :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/06/the-homeacre-hop-22.html

  29. What a fun way to repurpose toilet paper rolls. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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