Crafts & DIY
Woman cuts up cardboard roll holders to make some of the most beautiful floral décor
Good thing I have a stash of toilet paper rolls. Now I can say this is why I've been hanging onto them. 😏
Ma Fatima Garcia
09.14.22

Currently, we are becoming more aware of our environment.

We are more conscious of reducing our carbon footprint, the amount of trash we produce, and even opting to consume healthy and organic food.

Have you noticed how much waste we have in a week?

Let’s put it to good use.

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Sure, it’s easy to throw away our trash, and after that, we can stop caring.

However, now that we are aware of our environment, learning how to minimize trash and learning to recycle is one of our best options.

Toilet paper is one of our necessities, and most of the time, we just throw out the paper roll once it’s empty.

But they can serve a purpose.

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Recently, there have been many recycling ideas for paper toilet rolls, and we’ve found one that is not only easy to make but also turned out stunning.

We couldn’t be more excited to share this DIY project with you.

YouTube channel Day with DIY, posted the tutorial in August and, according to the channel’s description, they specialize in projects that are beautiful and easy to make.

Trash turned to beauty

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Four paper towel rolls
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
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  • Glue stick
  • Wooden stick
  • Paint (optional)
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How to make:

Remove any excess toilet paper from the paper roll. Flatten it and cut both ends. You will have two pieces of cardboard paper.

Take one and fold it in half. Cut on the folded paper cardboard in the shape of a teardrop. Once done, open it and you’d have a tear-shaped template.

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Do these on all your paper rolls. Remember that one toilet paper roll makes two leaves.

You’ll need six “leaves” in total.

Once done, get one folded paper and start cutting. Follow the shape of the cardboard but stop before you reach the end.

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Do this again and make sure that the second cut meets the tip of the first cut. Then pull off the excess paper.

Continue doing this pattern.

If you open the folded cardboard, it should look like a small Christmas tree.

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Do these steps on all six cardboard leaves.

Once done, open them a little bit and start gluing them together. Before you glue the last flower, place the stick in the middle.

Proceed with the last petal.

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The finished product will resemble a pinecone.

Do as many flowers as you want, then set them aside. For the leaves, get your other toilet paper roll. Cut one line and flatten it.

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Fold it vertically and cut in half.

Get the first half and fold it again vertically. Then cut a three-centimeter line near the fold. Continue cutting vertically and shape it as a leaf.

Repeat the method of cutting that you have done with the flowers. Do the same with the other leaf.

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Glue both the leaves on the stick of the flower.

That’s it.

Who would have thought that your old toilet paper rolls could turn into a beautiful DIY flower?

You can put this in a white vase or choose to paint it using the color of your choice.

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Follow Day with DIY for more simple and fun DIY projects.

Check out the full tutorial in the video below!

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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