Toilet Paper Roll Flowers

By Kelly Munson

Toilet Paper Roll Flowers. Photo © Kelly Munson

Toilet Paper Roll Flowers. Photo © Kelly Munson

For Valentines Day this year my daughter made pretty paper flowers for her classmates and a special flower mobile for her teacher. These adorable flowers could be given on any occasion to anyone. A mother, teacher, father, or friend would love to receive one of these simple flowers. They’re pretty and have a pleasing symmetry. Just a few steps are required:

1.  Save up your toilet paper or paper towel rolls, ideally the same size diameter.

Saved-up Toilet Paper Rolls. Photo © Kelly Munson

Saved-up Toilet Paper Rolls. Photo © Kelly Munson

2.  Flatten the rolls and cut into equal strips across the narrow width to make flattened rings.

Flattened Cut Strips. Photo © Kelly Munson

Flattened Cut Strips. Photo © Kelly Munson

Cutting Strips. Photo © Kelly Munson

Cutting Strips. Photo © Kelly Munson

3.  Use a hot glue gun (best for fast drying seal and a good hold) or tape to fasten the rings together at one end.

Hot Glue Gun Works Well. Photo © Kelly Munson

Hot Glue Gun Works Well. Photo © Kelly Munson

4.  Once you have 4 to 7 rings attached, you can fan them out and connect the two opposite sides to make a flower.

IMG_5546 © Kelly Munson

IMG_5545 © Kelly Munson

5.  You can decorate the flower with paint or glitter and then add a piece of yarn to hang it in a beautiful spot.

Decorate with paint or glitter. Photo © Kelly Munson

Decorate with paint or glitter. Photo © Kelly Munson

You can attach more rings together to make a flower of life design or many other interesting shapes to hang on a wall or from the ceiling. So make as many as you can for some interesting decorative uses or as gifts.

IMG_5550 Photo © Kelly Munson

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