Cardboard Wreaths

If you want to recycle some cardboard rolls from your finished toilet paper then this is exactly the craft you need. I decided one day to try making different wreaths out of the cut rolls and here's what happened. I figured out how to make wonderful flower like wreaths and snowflake wreaths and autumn wreaths etc. There's so many possibilities.

Simple and quick to make, this is also something you can make with kids or when you're on a tight budget.

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Step 1: The Things You Need

For this craft all you need is:

  • toilet paper rolls, the cardboard part. Depending on how big of a wreath you want to make you may need several. Generally a cardboard roll makes about 10 'petals'. For the flower wreath I needed about 70 petals
  • scissors
  • glue, like paper glue or white glue works perfectly fine
  • paint, if you want to paint the wreath
  • string, to hang it up

Step 2: Creating the Shapes

First off, cut the toilet roll into thin strips, about 1 cm or 0.5 inches wide.

Then choose what type of wreath you want, one made of the flower shape, or the round shape, a wreath of leaves, or some flower stems. Above you see some examples of how you could glue them. Try out some different shapes and see which you like most.

Then glue the petals together and let them dry thoroughly.

Step 3: Painting and the Finished Project

Once the glue dried completely you can paint the wreath which is easiest with a wide brush. You can choose to paint it roughly to give it a crafty kind of look or a clean cut one by painting it carefully, maybe even with some different shades.

Simple and quick! Once the paint is dry it's ready to be strung up and hung up. I use four different ones, one for each season, as a front door decoration at my flat. I love them. They don't sag under their own weight if they're not too big either, which is great!

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    2 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Like this idea. Would love to see more photos of different designs made from these.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! The effect ls like mega-quilling. And they wouldn't be heavy, either.