Monday, May 13, 2013

Tutorial -Flower Wreath Made From Toilet Paper Rolls

My visits to Pinterest always inspire and motivate me to do wonderful things. I have been on the site A LOT lately and I have noticed that I am doing a lot more crafting than I used to.  The best part is that I am experimenting to make each project my own which is both exhilarating and soothing for someone like me.

Yesterday, as we sat on the patio enjoying the nice weather and celebrating Mother's Day as a family, I decided to try a project I had recently found on Pinterest.  I went to the artists blog to get instructions only to find that the entire blog was written in German (I think).  I could have used Google Translate but I didn't need to because she had fabulous photos which were enough to help me make a similar project
Can you believe that this gorgeous wreath is made from toilet paper roll tubes?  Obviously the wreath above was made for the holidays so I altered the concept a little to match the current season.  Below is a step by step tutorial:

Toilet Paper Roll Wreath
1. Collect toilet paper rolls until you have about 18.  Spray paint the rolls to your desired colors.  OR... alternatively, go to Michaels and pick up this set of 25 pre-colored tubes.  They cost $7.95- I used my 40% off coupon so they ran $4.75.  Sort of pricey but I didn't have to worry about the rolls getting warped from wet paint, nor did I have to wait for them to dry, nor did I have to clean up the mess.

These rolls are not covered with a coat of paint or dye; they are covered with a thin sheet of paper.

2. In order to make the petals of the flowers, you have to flatten and then cut the rolls so that they provide you with at least 6 similar size pieces.  Initially I tried using a box cutter to cut the pieces thinking that the edges would be straighter but the box cutter was much more difficult to manage than i thought it would be.  Long blade scissors were perfect for the job.

Not all of the pieces are uniform in size and my cuts were sometimes wonky but I decided that all of this just adds to the charm of the project.

3. Assembly: I initially used E6000 to glue the petals together, and I'll tell you why.  My mom was at our house for Mother's Day and I didn't want her to feel neglected or secondary to my craft project, so instead of whipping out my glue gun and an extension cord, I used a tube of glue and tried to do the adhering on the down low. While I know this was the right "Mother's Day" choice, I will tell you, it is not a good crafting solution.  in fact it was a bit of a nightmare.  Glue gun, glue gun, glue gun.  There. I said it 3 times fast in hopes that you will use one.  After my mom had left, I pulled mine out to finish my last few flowers and I was done in like 2 seconds plus the bonds were waaaaay stronger and cleaner.

This is a photo of the flowers waiting in line to be bonded because the wet glue took so friggin long to apply.

This is a flower after being assembled with E6000.  The wet glue sort of warped the cardboard where the petals connect.

This is a picture of the assembled flowers posing for the final look, but those icky craft brown undersides simply would not do!

Oh dear - now they are just showing off...here we have flower acrobatics.

4. The next step is to paint the interior of your flower.  Initially, I painted the interiors the same color as the exterior but the matchy/ matchy look did not appeal to me.

I decided to add some interest to the flowers by using paints that were a little lighter or darker than the exterior color.  I was trying to get a distressed look. 


5. The next step was arranging the flowers into a circle so that there were at least two connection points between every pair of flowers.  Once I had the larger circle, I created a smaller circle on top of it making sure that the color distribution was dispersed properly.

6. Then I added an assortment of color coordinated buttons as the center of the flowers.

And there you have it.  A very simple and inexpensive project with a ton of possible variations.



I made a stack of additional flowers to explore other ways to use them.  I thought about making garland, a mobile, adhering them to canvas, attaching them to twinkle light, using them in table centerpieces and even as candle holders.  I haven't made a commitment yet though...any other ideas? 

75 comments:

  1. Hi your tutorials are great and I am now going to explore all the new crafts I have learnt. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice! This is a very creative way of utilizing used toilet paper rolls instead of throwing them away. Not only does it help protect the environment, it’s also a cheaper way to decorate the house. Thanks for sharing!

    Jana Young

    ReplyDelete
  3. This blog site is pretty good! How was it made . I view something genuinely interesting about your site so I saved to my bookmarks . You can visit my site.
    repair

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fantastic project. Love the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a best blog article. Thank you for sharing it with us. perfect hand soap bag refill

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing knowledge with us. This site is fantastic. I always find great knowledge from it. Pre roll tubes

    ReplyDelete
  7. If you are in the food business and you are facing tough competition, you would know the importance of good Cannabis Pre Roll Packaging. Packaging is something that most of your customers will recognize and remember you by. Customers, these days, look for boxes that are sustainable, reliable, and allow for attractive presentation of the food inside.

    ReplyDelete

  8. If you are in the Pre roll business and you are facing tough competition, you would know the importance of good pre rolled joint packaging pre roll packaging. Packaging is something that most of your customers will recognize and remember you buy. Customers, these days, look for boxes that are sustainable, reliable, and allow for attractive presentation of the pre roll joint boxes inside.

    ReplyDelete

  9. If you are in the Pre roll business and you are facing tough competition, you would know the importance of good pre rolled joint packaging pre roll packaging. Packaging is something that most of your customers will recognize and remember you buy. Customers, these days, look for boxes that are sustainable, reliable, and allow for attractive presentation of the pre roll joint boxes inside.

    ReplyDelete
  10. All details you describe in your blog post about Pre roll packaging is very informative for me. Pre roll packaging provides with suitable price.

    ReplyDelete
  11. pre roll joint boxes are customized in unique shapes and designs with color printing and logo printing as per to the demand. We are sharing some other product boxes.
    bath bomb packaging
    lip gloss boxes
    burger boxes
    hair packaging boxes
    lipstick boxes
    Nail polish boxes

    ReplyDelete
  12. CustomBoxesU is a USA based manufacturers hub for the production of all sorts of Custom Boxes and Pre roll packaging with Logo printed in exquisite style. Your products will no longer have to be wrapped in standard boring boxes. We have the capacity to create custom subscription boxes in all sizes and styles according to clients' requirement and product specifications.
    cigarette boxes

    ReplyDelete
  13. Brilliant video very informative and great to see your website information .


    tedwedcotton

    ReplyDelete
  14. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  16. PackagingNinjas offers robust and sturdy candy packaging for your candy business. A candy inside remarkable and high-quality packaging will not only keep the hygienic standard but also it will impress customers. A good brand has an identification of having quality packaging. Moreover, without Customized Candy Boxes, your candies will not strengthen your position in the market.
    Bath Bomb Packaging
    French Fry Boxes
    Hair Extension Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  17. A decent approach to convey and straightforward.Here I need to show you my Business which is about Pen Boxes.We make pen boxes in simple die-cut and window-cut box styles. We also use different insertions like foam pads to put inside the pen box to give a luxurious feeling to customers. We also make Pen Boxes in the form of a sleeve box because sleeve packaging is the most stylish and sturdy packaging you can give to your customers especially made up of cardboard.
    Hot Dog Boxes
    Burger Boxes
    Donut Boxes
    Noodle Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  18. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Customboxesplus are offering you the low rates that you can get and have a huge discount on your sale. Custom burger boxes are highly in demand as it serves all the needs that a product requires.
    custom boxes
    Custom Pre Roll Boxes
    Custom Pillow Boxes
    blank cigarette boxes

    ReplyDelete
  20. Eye shadow is an important cosmetic product. Receive  Custom Eye Shadow Boxes that are long-lasting and engaging. Avail of these boxes at an affordable cost. As well as get our free shipping services.

    ReplyDelete

  21. Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have. News Reviews

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am new to your site. which is quite surprisingly good. soo let me tell you about our business.Custom Pre-Rolls. UrgentBoxes is a company that offers you customized solutions for pre-roll packaging at budget-friendly prices.Their professional staff is always ready to help
    Pre-Roll Packaging
    Sleeve Boxes
    Lotion Boxes
    Serum Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  23. One of the exacting posts I have ever seen you are doing such great work. Here I want to show you my business which is all about Custom Boxes USA. The Custom Cereal Boxes is hugely demanded nowadays. You can order without any doubt. We provide these services at wholesale rates and free shipping not in the USA but also all over the world.
    Custom Coffee Packaging
    Popcorn Boxes Wholesale
    Cupcake Boxes Wholesale
    Burger Boxes Wholesale

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi, this is Mark, I read your blog and I think it covers all possible aspects of the related topic. Here I want to describe my business which is all about Custom Printed Boxes Wholesale.
    Pre Roll Boxes are used to give protection to cigarettes, joints, or any other product. They are available in numerous designing and styling alternatives. Our company supplies the best Pre Roll Packaging in terms of styling of the box, it's clear printing, and custom designing.
    Custom Pre Roll Boxes.
    Blank Cigarette Boxes.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for thinking of it. That’s been true on my blog as well.


    useful

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thanks for sharing This is a great article and very helpful for everyone keep it up and share more like this.
    vintage

    Really Great work I have read your article, it is very informative and helpful for me.
    bomber

    Great article. You have clearly explained thank you.
    thejacketzone

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for sharing the great article. really on earth there is nothing waste

    hygiene rolls

    ReplyDelete

  28. I really like your article, your article is really very interesting, don't forget to also follow my article Entertaiment Reviews Movie Information Movies news undefined

    ReplyDelete
  29. Nice project, I have been saving rolls for a while, now I can use them. I wish people would stick to the craft and stop spamming the creator.

    ReplyDelete
  30. The Customize Boxes give of CBD Boxes you the will ensure your client just as give it an ideal look. As your designated crowd is females and they for the most part drawn to the gleaming tones that is the reason custom boxes discount.

    ReplyDelete
  31. CBD Packaging Boxes are a fragile product, and humidity may have a negative impact on them regardless of their quality, the packing boxes must be of the highest possible quality

    ReplyDelete
  32. Custom Pre Roll Packaging are the most popular boxes used for packaging pre rolled cigarettes. These customised cigarette boxes are available in different sizes and dimensions from which you can choose the best one as per your requirement.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Fantastic blog i have never ever read this type of amazing information. Kanye West Donda Vest

    ReplyDelete

  34. Custom cosmetic boxes bulk
    are exclusive- stylized printed boxes for cosmetic products, produced mainly for the purpose of presenting a variety of cosmetic products on the retail shelve. These private label customized costmetic packaging boxes are creatively produced with advanced machinery and complete dedication from the experts. Being manufactured out of thick cardboard material, Custom printed cosmetic boxes bulk can be crafted in various shapes, sizes, styles, and designs, in accordance with the requirement of the customers. Custom cosmetic packaging boxes plays a vital role in improving brand identity.
    custom lip balm boxes
    custom mascara boxes
    custom eyeshadow boxes
    custom eyeliner boxes
    custom lipstick boxes

    ReplyDelete
  35. Yellowstone JacketsThanks for your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading
    it, you might be a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog
    and will come back from now on. I want to encourage you continue
    your great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Excellent blog. It is worth reading. Keep on posting! custom bottle neckers

    ReplyDelete
  37. Our the purpose is to share the reviews about the latest Jackets,Coats and Vests also share the related Movies,Gaming, Casual,Faux Leather and Leather materials available Marty Byrde Jacket

    ReplyDelete
  38. Enjoyed reading the article above , really explains everything in detail, the article is very interesting and effective. Thank you and good luck in the upcoming articles. Visit mentioned website for gift packing services
    How to get custom Kraft boxes with extra benefits?

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love to recommend you Where can crawl Exciting Products latest Jackets, Coats and Vests Click Here Star Wars The Force Awakens Han Solo Leather Jacket

    ReplyDelete
  40. It was not first article by this author as I always found him as a talented author. los angeles lakers denim jacket

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thank you for writing this quality informational content. Your writing technique is impressive and enjoyable to read. If you want about
    corrugated cardboard roll bunnings
    boxes for soap packaging

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thank you for writing this quality informational content. Your writing technique is impressive and enjoyable to read. If you want about php development Agency in India.

    ReplyDelete
  43. We are looking for an informative post it is very helpful thanks for sharing it. We are offering all types of leather jackets with worldwide free shipping.
    LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKETS
    MOTOGP LEATHER JACKETS
    MOTOGP LEATHER SUITS
    HARLEY DAVIDSON JACKETS
    STUDDED LEATHER JACKET

    ReplyDelete
  44. I am very impressed to read this blog. I hope you will continue to upload similar blogs. Thank you very much. I have an online store with the name FLYING LEATHER JACKET please visit for an awesome collection.
    MEN AVIATOR LEATHER JACKETS
    B3 BOMBER JACKETS
    MOTOGP LEATHER SUIT
    MOTOGP LEATHER JACKETS

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thanks for your posting .
    Keep posting like this is very helpful For us
    I have found something new in this Article.
    custom luggage tags

    ReplyDelete
  46. wao .really impressed to your post Intersting Post .All Custom Boxes is providing best Custom Printed Boxes for All your Products in different sizes and shapes and colors

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your site is good Actually, i have seen your post and That was very informative and very entertaining for me. Breaking Bad Walter White Jacket

    ReplyDelete
  48. This post is really very helpful article to resolve QuickBooks Error 6000 1074. but still if you have any issues related QuickBooks Error 9999 then connect with Asquare Cloud hosting at +1(855)-738-0359.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Double X Power In Hong Kong is a new popular medication to remedy two sensual difficulties in men i.e. ED and PE.

    Sildenafil 100mg
    Dapoxetine 60mg
    Double X Power

    ReplyDelete
  50. We introduces ourselves as a leading Manufacturer & Exporters of complete range of Fitness wear as well as other Garments Wear.
    lwisonsapparel
    lwisonsapparel
    lwisonsapparel
    lwisonsapparel
    lwisonsapparel

    ReplyDelete