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Fabulous Wreath from Toilet Paper Rolls


Updated April 18, 2017
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Fabulous Wreath from Toilet Paper Rolls
Fabulous Wreath from Toilet Paper Rolls
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Recycled cardboard has never looked so good. If you're looking for simple homemade Christmas decorations to make this winter, you should learn how to make a Christmas wreath like this. Don't worry, the Fabulous Wreath from Toilet Paper Rolls is deceptively simple to make. Plus, toilet paper roll crafts are a great way to be eco-friendly with your crafting. Follow these easy instructions and before you know it you'll have a gorgeous Christmas wreath adorning your living room wall. Don't hang your DIY wreath made from toilet paper rolls outside because it won't be waterproof! 


Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaper, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueFlorals/Wreaths



Materials List

  • As many toilet paper and paper towel rolls you can collect
  • A ruler, preferably clear with easy guidelines
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun

How to Make the Fabulous Wreath from Toilet Paper Rolls


  1. Flatten down each roll to prepare for cutting. This will form a fold at both the top and bottom to create the leaf shape.

  2. Using your ruler, mark cutting lines depending on what thickness you want the wreath to be. The example shown used 1.5 inches, but you can go with whatever you think looks best. Cut along these guidelines to create as many individual leaf shapes as you can.

  3. You will end up with a massive pile of toilet paper roll leaves.

  4. Now start arranging the pieces into a wreath shape. Use a salad plate as a template to line the pieces up against. Lay a single ring of pieces around the plate to form the wreath's base.

  5. Hot glue the pieces together to form a complete circle. This will form the inner edge of the wreath. Once this ring is complete, arrange the rest of the pieces around it in any fashion you like.

  6. Arrange all the pieces in one layer at a time. Glue all the pieces in that layer before moving on to the next layer.

  7. You could stop here, paint it, or add glitter and ribbon; the possibilities are endless. The wreath featured here was decorated using wax paper flowers, tan gross grain ribbon bows, and a few gold ornaments.

  8. You might end up with extra leaves from your cardboard tubes, but don't let those go to waste! You could use them to make a mini wreath, or cut them into thinner widths to make gift wrapping adornments.

  9. Be sure to hang your wreath indoors as it is not waterproof.

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Ok, I give up. Now I have seen it all. Who would have ever thought to make wreaths out of toilet paper rolls? And have them come out so Celt? This is a wonderful idea and recycling at its finest. To the one poster who called it unsanitary, um, how is it when you use the empty roll. There shouldn't be anything unsanitary on the empty roll. And we better start saving them because companies are starting to make toilet paper rolls without a center cone.

I've made individual star ornaments using toilet paper rolls before but I never thought about putting them together for a wreath. This has a really nice modern look to it and I'm going to give it a try. It's pretty and a great upcycling idea, especially if I make the flowers out of something recyclable too!

I was pleasantly surprised that this wreath didn't look like it was made out of toilet paper rolls. It's actually really cool!

is there any instruction on how to make the wax paper flowers? I love the lines and the modern look of this wreath! Thanks for post.

Hi there! We don't have a tutorial for the paper flowers on AllFreeHolidayCrafts, but a couple of our sister sites have paper flower tutorialsbr /br /http// / http// /http// br /http// /br / Hope those help you!

looking forward to making them

Great Idea but I would use paper towel rolls instead of toilet paper rolls. Toilet paper rolls are very unsanitary!

Toilet paper wreaths are not just for Christmas! I just used this fabulous idea to make a Valentine's Day wreath, very pretty and fashionable!

The link for this project is no longer valid, unfortunately :(

Here is the web page for the ebook: and here is the pdf link for the ebook: Hope these help txgrammy.

This is the greatest idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to get started!

I made this wreath this year. Fun and great recycling project. I plan to enter in the fair handcrafts dept under recycled.

Where did you get the instructions? The page is no longer available. Can you share the instructions with us. My e-mail is


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