Toilet Paper Roll “Rose” Wreath

When I was searching for crafts using empty toilet paper rolls…wait….what?  You don’t do that to?  Find random items and try to figure out a craft with them?  😉 

Well that is exactly what I do and I came across the Proverbs 31 Life blog and fell in love with her Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

inspiration piece from Proverbs31Life

Target had a similar wreath for sale that is a good inspiration piece as well.

inspiration piece from Target

I just knew I had to try it. 

I gathered my supply of empty toilet paper rolls, a wreath form and grabbed my glue gun and baby I was ready to go.  {note – I purchased the 10” white wreath from Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off mobile coupon to get it for $2.59}

10" wreath

toilet paper rolls 1

I pretty much followed the tutorial on the Proverbs 31 Life and cut my toilet paper rolls into thirds.  I did not measure them, just eyeballed it and hoped for the best.

I also tried to count the number that was used in my inspiration piece and figured out it would be a lot.  Yes I know, I am great at math.

toilet paper rolls 2

Next you have to cut each piece into a spiral.  It’s not as easy as it sounds and I found using the smallest pair of scissors that I had, helped. 

scissors

I was now ready to begin hot gluing the spirals onto the wreath.

gluing process beginning

Here’s how it looks with the spirals on it.  I’m leaving a space empty to be able to hang a ribbon. 

wreath with toilet paper rolls

Now it’s ready to paint.  I wasn’t concerned about the different color rolls as I figured worse case scenario, the variations in color would just add some dimension and depth.

ready for painting

In this close-up you’ll notice the strands of glue.  I tried to clean it up as best as I could but If I were to do it over, I’d be a little more careful when gluing.

glue on the wreath

And now….the finished piece!

finished piece

I was originally going to hang this in the window of my office but decided to add it to my wall instead.  I love how it turned out!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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