Total credit goes to the good crafters of Pinterest for this idea. And to my surprise, I was able to pull it off.
I was looking for a basically free craft that would dress up a big blank spot on my dining room wall. I found this toilet paper wreath on Pinterest and fell in love.
But could I, the sort of craftily challenged gal that I am, really pull off something so cute?
Turns out I can, and so can you!
I put out a call to my friends and asking for toilet paper and paper towel rolls. My friends are so great, I got back way more than I needed. About 75 in all, thanks hearty wipers!
This is Boots as his normal, helpful self.
Start by cutting the rolls up into about 1 inch pieces. Then arrange them into a flower shape. I did a mix of 4 and 5 petals. When you fold the pieces in half, they immediately look like petals.
Then using hot glue, glue the petals together.
I would let the glue on the flowers set over night before you start painting them. Originally, I wanted my flowers to be yellow, but the yellow paint wasn’t dark enough to cover the brown roll.
So I switched gears and used pink. Thank you to my Mother-in-Law for digging out her unused paint and letting me use her glue gun. She even got more of the skinny glue sticks, because she knows I prefer the little gun over the fat gun. Love that lady!
Before you glue the wreath together, arrange the shape.
I recommend applying the paint with a brush, versus spray painting it. I think you get better coverage, and it takes less time and paint. Paint the inside of the petals too.
Once the paint dried, I hot glued little beads to the center. I got the beads at Michael’s, they come in a strand for like a buck.
Once everything dried, I arranged the flowers into a wreath and started gluing the flowers together.
In order to hang it so it doesn’t droop, I hung it from the top petal and then used a nail on each side to rest the side petals.
And you’re done. And I have to tell you, it looks finished and polished and didn’t cost more than five bucks.