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Learn how to make a DIY toilet paper tube flower garland using old recycled toilet paper rolls in this easy, step-by-step tutorial!
Cardboard tubes come inside rolls of toilet paper and paper towels, and most people put them straight into the recycle bin or even the garbage can.
Today, we are going to make toilet paper roll flowers and string a handful of them onto twine to make a rustic chic toilet paper tube flower garland that will make people stop and stare. (And they’ll be shocked it’s made with toilet paper rolls!)
How to Make a Toilet Paper Tube Flower Garland
Step 1. Gather Supplies
- Cardboard Tubes from toilet paper or paper towel rolls
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Single Hole Punch
Step 2. Using this toilet paper flower tutorial, make a batch of cardboard flowers.
Cut 1/2″ sections from flattened cardboard toilet paper tubes.
Fold a cardboard section in half and hot glue the inside as you pinch the base.
This will create 2 petals.
Repeat and make a handful of 2-petal sections.
Hot glue 2-petal sections together by dabbing hot glue near the base and pinching the sections together until the glue dries.
Repeat for as many petals as you want your flowers to have.
The flowers in this garland have 7 two-petal sections for a total of 14 petals per toilet paper flower.
Step 3. Use a single-hole punch to make a hole near the end of one petal section.
Repeat for each of the toilet paper flowers.
Step 4. Thread a long section of twine through the hole of each flower to add them to the garland.
Step 5. Tie loops at each end of the twine string, and your toilet paper flower garland is done!
Isn’t it pretty?!
It looks beautiful hanging on the mantel, and it’s so subtle and minimal that it pairs well with most other decor.
Making flowers from the cardboard rolls inside toilet paper and paper towels feels almost like magic – creating something from nothing.
The cardboard flowers easily become ornaments, and they come together into a beautiful toilet paper flower garland that will have people taking notice.