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Toilet Paper Roll Sunflowers

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14 Toilet Paper Roll Craft IdeasMade from painted toilet paper rolls, these colorful sunflowers are a great way to decorate your wall.  The great thing about this design is that you can make these Toilet Paper Roll Sunflowers as big or as small as you like, and they're great decor for a bathroom or bedroom.  They're also very light weight, so they won't create large holes in your wall.  Paint your sunflowers or leave them as is for a natural look.

Find this project and more in our free eBook, 14 Toilet Paper Roll Craft Ideas.

 

 

toilet paper roll sunflowers

Materials:

  • 7-10 toilet paper rolls
  • Paint
  • 2 coffee cups, knitting needle, and tape (optional)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

 

Instructions:

  1. Measure the space where you want your flower to be.  You’ll need to know how wide your space is so you know how large to make your flower.  For me, my flower has to fit in a 24” space.
     
  2. Next I’m going to cut up all my toilet paper rolls.  The amount you need will depend on how big your flower is.  For a flower about 24” wide, I used 7 toilet paper rolls and 1 paper towel roll.  One toilet paper roll should yield you anywhere from 14-16 petals.
     
  3. To make your petals, flatten your toilet paper roll.
     
  4. Cut slices about ½ inch wide.  It’s helpful to build your flower as you cut so you don’t cut extra toilet paper rolls that you can use later on!

    toilet paper roll sunflower
     
  5. Here’s my flower so far.  I also have some extra petals just in case.  Make sure you take a picture of your design so you have something to refer to when it’s time to assemble your flower.

    toilet paper roll sunflower

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  1. I like to paint my petals after I’ve cut them…that way I can paint the cut part of the paper as well.  If you’d rather paint the rolls before you cut them, go right ahead.  Either way will work.
     
  2. To paint my petals, I turn 2 coffee cups upside down and tape a long knitting needle to the bottom of the cups.  After I paint a petal, I put it on the needle to dry.  The paint washes off the needle with soap and water, but if you’re worried about your needles, you could also use a stick, rod, or pencil to dry your petals.

    toilet paper roll sunflower
     
  3. Once your petals are dry, you can start gluing them together.  With a hot glue gun, add a little dab of glue to one side of the petal and begin creating the inside of your flower.

    toilet paper roll sunflower

    toilet paper roll sunflower
     
  4. You can then begin gluing petals between the spaces of your starter flower until it’s as big as you want it to be.

    toilet paper roll sunflower

    toilet paper roll sunflower
     
  5. As I began gluing, I decided to make 5 different flowers rather than one large one.

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Reviews

I can't wait to try and make these flowers. They look really neat and I can think of fun things to do with them already.

TrishavilasNC

I also would assemble before painting...then dip the edge in GLITTER! Yes :-)

bbqsmileyface 5330079

This looks interesting to make but only thing I would do differently would be to assemble the whole flower, and when done gluing, etc, I would spray paint the whole thing according to my dcor...save so much time I would think.

ssgranny2 1300623

This is awesome. Beautiful.

sewingmyway66 1929959

ONE more thing on my to do list. LOVE IT THanks

rmiracle32

These are so cute!! I love using toilet tissue and paper towel holders. So many FUN things to do with them. I have made bracelet holders using them, snowflakes, flowers and even mummy candy containers. Like I said..so many fun things. Smiles, Regina

regiooaksartist

Sorry, I didn't mean to send the message three times!! lol

moratipat 2338557

Could someone please let me know what sort of paint to use when making the toilet roll sunflowers. They look great and I'd love to have a go at making one. Thanks.

moratipat 2338557

I would love to make some of these, they look great, but I'm not sure what sort of paint to use? Could some one let know, please?

moratipat 2338557

Could someone tell me what sort of paint you use for this craft. They look great and I'd love to have a go at making one. Thanks.

moratipat 2338557

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