$1 Decor: Paper Flower Wreath

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Toilet Paper Flower Wreath

Paper Flower Wreath

I like to call this one my “Homage to Pregnancy” because guess what…it’s made up entirely of empty toilet paper rolls! Granted, I could have saved up toilet paper rolls at any point, but being pregnant certainly made collecting them a lot faster thanks to the fact that Baby No-Name loves to sit directly upon my bladder these days 🙂

I was inspired by the wreath created at Creative Jewish Mom (she has all the directions on her blog for how to make your own if you’re interested!), and since it’s made of recycled materials you have laying around the house, all I needed to purchase was another bag of glue sticks for my glue gun (from the Dollar Tree, hence the $1 spent).

easy diy wall decor paper wreath

I was surprised by how fast and easily it came together. I cut a strip of flat cardboard to size to use as a template and then started snipping away at the toilet paper rolls while the boys watched Wall-e. I didn’t actually count, but it took around 16-20 empty rolls to create my wreath. Gluing them together was even faster – it took me under an hour to get it all assembled. Unlike the inspiration wreath, mine didn’t stay in its natural cardboard state, simply because the inside of empty Costco TP rolls is filled with tons of black printing that didn’t look quite so nice. I opted instead for a coat of brown spray paint that we had on hand.

pretty paper tube wreath hung up

I thought about adding a ribbon, but none of the ribbons that I have matched well enough. I thought about adding buttons and other embellishments, but frankly, I couldn’t get motivated. It’s 103 degrees here today, I’m pregnant, exhausted, and still trying to get over my lingering summer cold. For now, I’m calling this “Homage to Pregnancy” good enough! 🙂

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24 Comments

  1. Where do you get your toilet paper rolls? Can you buy them in a store without the paper or just wait til you use the paper up?

    I can’t believe they’re paper. It looks like metal.

    They look wonderful!

  2. Wow, this is the cutest thing I’ve made in years. After I finished my first wreath I made dozens more, I even painted them to look more festive. I am ready for the warm season with my adorable flower wreaths! Congrats on you pregnancy 🙂

  3. Wow, this is the cutest thing I’ve made in years. After I finished my first one I made dozens more, I even painted them to look more festive. I am ready for the warm season with my adorable flower wreaths!

  4. Just found the toilet paper wreath and I love it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us. I am a beginner. Recently disabled and need to keep busy.

  5. Well, i will never know it was made by empty toilet paper rolls if you don’t tell me. It’s really gorgeous, I really love it. So i guess it’s time to save rolls. Thanks for sharing this Heidi!

  6. Aw, this was a really good post. Taking a few minutes and actual
    effort to create a great article… but what can I say… I
    procrastinate a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  7. Was wondering if you still have the directions to the felt flowers I found on Pinterest. When I click on it using Pinterest the page is no longer available. I purchased some felt last night with this project in mind. (I loved it)

    Thanks!

    1. That’s so strange Debbi, but that post seems to have gone MIA! I wrote a similar post awhile back for a local magazine, so let me see if it’s still available on their site, and I’ll get back to you. Thanks for the inquiry!

  8. Awesome idea. I’m gona start mine soon. Got one question though, how do you stick or hang them to the wall ? This is quite puzzling me. Thanks!

    1. I used 6 super thin nails (with practically no heads on them), evenly spaced around the wreath. The nails virtually disappear unless you look really hard for them. Hope that helps!

  9. I’m going to make one for my niece, who’s getting married in Oct. and another BIGGER one for another niece for Christmas (I’ll paint it Tiffany blue). I noticed that she pinned the blue, bigger one on one of her boards so I KNOW she’ll love it. Only problem, I’ve got other nieces and nephews who are going to want one. 🙂 Maybe for another occasion. I love giving handmade gifts! Thanks!

  10. I love your idea! I made this last night after saing up the toilet papeer rolls,it looks great! my question is what can i do to make it stiffer? when I pick it up it sags, doesn’t hold is’s round share,

    1. Mine is pretty flimsy too. I just made sure to use several additional nails when hanging it to support the round shape 🙂

    1. I didn’t cut them at a specific measurement, but I cut the first one to the size I wanted and used it as a guide for cutting the others. I’m not at home to measure, but I’d guess that they’re about 3/4″ thick. Hope that helps!

  11. BEAUTIFUL! I love recycling! So…did you NEED the spray paint to stiffen it up? Or would it have hung well with out it?

  12. this is so pretty! I must start saving these things, this would look so cute in my bedroom is I painted it white! congrats on your pregnancy… being pregnant durring a 103 degree heat wave is NO FUN at all!
    I’m a new follower!

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