November 8, 2011

DIY: The Disposable Wreath

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As soon as I saw a wreath made out of toilet paper rolls, I knew it had to be tried. It's too weird and too cheap (free) for me to ignore. I used this idea, but also found this, this, and this made from paper towel/toilet paper tubes. I even saw Christmas ornaments and gift wrap made from them! Who knew there were so many tutorials devoted to this kind of thing? I think I said, "Are you kidding me?" every time I pinned one. 

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I cut them up the way the instructions read, but I didn't meticulously measure them like the writer did. I mean, they're toilet paper rolls...

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I shaped the wreath around a salad plate like she suggested.

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I'm not sure why Sky wanted to take this picture. I'm also not sure why I look so serious. I found the whole thing really amusing, actually.

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I glued them all together but thought it had a slightly odd shape, so I decided to throw on a couple flowers at the last second. (Whether they look like flowers is debatable, but Millie thought they were.)

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Done.

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I hung it on a door, as you would most wreathes. But something just wasn't right...

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So I found a place a bit more...organic for it. And I snickered like a 12 year old the entire time. 

21 kind comments from you:

Melissa said...

So cute! I love where you ended up putting it as well! I would laugh too! :) I wonder how they would look if you took a little ink or paint or something and just "dyed" the edges...could be cute!

Erin said...

Holy Cow that is too cute!!! You are so creative!

Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree said...

I was going to suggest painting them too. LOVE that it gets hung in the bathroom :) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Awesome job!

ines said...

very cute!...great job!

Mommy McD said...

I made flowers with the boys out of old toilet paper rolls. We painted them - and you can't tell they used to reside in a bathroom.

Kaylee said...

I love that your put it in the bathroom - that's perfect! Such a fun wreath and great use of toilet paper rolls!

Much to My Delight said...

That is the best thing I've seen all day. Granted, it's only 7:30 am, but still. My bathroom now seems completely lacking in personality in comparison. This is really a fun idea!

annoyed army wife said...

LOL! Perfect! I really like the flowers you added. :)

Amanda said...

hhahaha the best part about this is the last line.. I would totally giggle like a 12 year old the whole time because I did when I saw the pics!! hahaha I def am going to have to try and save up some toilet paper rolls if I can and make this!

vintch said...

oh this looks fabulous! looks like something you'd pay big bucks for at Pier 1:) love the cheeky hang-up spot, too.

Nicole Marie said...

I LOVE IT! The extra flowers you added are perfect. Great job.

Mrs.B said...

That's so cute. The last part made me giggle!

Chantal said...

Nice! I'm starting to think I need a hot glue gun to start making stuff!

beka said...

yep, i'm laughing.

that's hilarious.
and i totally wouldn't measure them either. ;)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Oh. My. Lord. I am dying!!! Ha ha, "organic" hahaha!

greaterexp said...

You outdid yourself on this one. It only makes sense to hang it there, but I never would have thought of it myself! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love the way that the toilet paper rolls look like leaves when folded and flattened a little!

JennyTheBeatBoxer said...

look at the ring bling blingin! hahah . :)

Rachel said...

I love that you hung this in the bathroom, it's hilarious! Laurie emailed me about this tute and I'm so glad she did- I love it! And I would love to link to this post if you didn't mind.

Momma Bird said...

What a GREAT idea! I think I may have to do this now too :) Love your blog - found it from Christy @ Skinned Knees :)

Elizabeth said...

I love this, and the placement is perfect!

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