This has been a project that you have undoubtedly seen floating around Pinterest in one form or another for quite a while and if you are not already saving toilet paper tube rolls then it might be a little while longer before you get to making this.
You can try using paper towel tubes as well. I used to save my tubes and give them to the elementary art teacher or a kindergarten or preschool teacher when they requested them so I didn’t often have a supply sitting around.
To make this exact project with the same size of bowl I made, you are going to need 25 toilet paper tubes, glue (I used hot glue so this would go quicker), scissors, spray paint, ribbon and a flower.
To start out with, take all of your tubes and press them in half so they make an eye shape that is pointed on 2 sides and curved on the other 2 sides. Go ahead and do this to all of them right away. Also, get your glue gun plugged in right away if that is the type of glue you are using, so it will be hot when you are ready to start assembling.
Next step is to cut the toilet paper tubes into 1-inch pieces. Each tube is about 4-inches long, so you should easily get 4 pieces out of each tube.
Dry fit your pieces around a round bowl. I used my largest mixing bowl. You want to make sure you have them arranged in the way you like them and have enough pieces before you start gluing them together. As you can see I have a combination of tubes that are brown and white, but it doesn’t matter because they all look the same after you spray paint them.
Be sure to allow the glue to set completely before moving it to spray paint it. Be sure to spray paint in a well-ventilated area. I used up some of a can of black spray paint we had sitting around here. Allow to dry between coats. I ended up putting on 3 coats of spray paint to make sure I got all the edges and nooks and crannies.
After it was dry, I hot glued in to place the flower and ribbon I decorated it with.
As you may notice, the flower & ribbon came from this Tutu Dress (you can read the instruction to make a How to Make a Tutu Skirt; the dress is basically the same but longer and I made a flower belt from a flower & ribbon.) My daughter had outgrown this dress and I decided to reuse parts of it including the flower belt to decorate this wreath.
Be sure to pin this project so you can make it once you have saved enough toilet paper tube rolls! While you are at it, why not follow Christina and myself on Pinterest.