I’m pretty excited about this crafty toilet paper roll flower mobile! Yep, those cute blue flowers are actually toilet paper rolls! This whole mobile cost me $1. It may cost you a few dollars more if you don’t have all the supplies on hand. So, let’s get right to it!
1. Toilet Paper Rolls. 1 TP roll made a 5 petal flower!
2. Fishing Line. I used Zebco Omniflex Monofilament Fishing Line.
3. Wreath. I bought a wreath from the DollarTree.
4. Glue Gun.
5. Spray Paint. I used Rust-Oleum’s Gloss Navy Blue.
Disclaimer: I collected my empty toilet paper rolls for a few weeks before I began this project! Start collecting now!
Begin by pressing the TP roll flat and then cut strips between 1/2″ to 1″. Each strip will become a petal for your flower.
Hint: I used the first petal as my guide when cutting the rest of my petals to ensure that each one was roughly the same width.
After I had cut a ton of petals, I laid them out on the floor to get an idea of how many flowers I could make.
Once I was satisfied with the look of my flowers I used my hot glue gun to attach each petal to the next. Once the flowers were completely dry, I took them outside and sprayed them with Rust-Oleum’s Gloss Navy Blue. Fortunately, spray paint dries quickly because I was ready to see my finished product!
To create a mobile, I bought a wreath from the DollarTree and used my fishing line to thread through one flower petal and then through the wreath. I tried to vary the length of the fishing line to give my mobile some dimension and interest.
After the flowers were dangling perfectly, I used 2 more strands of fishing line to hang the mobile. I strung the fishing line through the top of the wreath so that the two strings crossed in the middle like a big + sign. By doing this you’ll stabilize the wreath form and the TP flowers.
So, what do you think about my TP Roll Flower Mobile? I think this would be adorable in a nursery but since we don’t have a baby, we’re using it in our sun room. The mobile does entertain our cat, baby Sofia. Does that count? I have plenty of TP Roll Flowers left so I’ve already been plotting my next crafty idea. Stay tuned!
Question: What would you make with toilet paper rolls?
I’m linking this project here, here and here.
Love it! I can’t bear to throw toilet paper rolls away anymore because of all the great projects out there using them. They’re very handy!
(I don’t know if my first reply went through so I’ll post again!)
Thanks Erin! At first I thought this would be a “one and done” project but I’m still collecting!!! Thank God for a supportive husband!
Very cute and no one would ever guess they had been tp rolls in a former life!
This is such a fun project! 🙂
This is so cute! I did a toilet paper wreath, but I love this idea way more!
I’d love to do a wreath next! Do you have a pic or tutorial on yours?
That is adorable! I love it when things that are basically trash are repurposed for something so pretty!
Lovely — who would have guessed toilet paper rolls!! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday.
Love these! Love the color! I am featuring these tomorrow!
Yay! Thanks Kim!!
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