This is something we meant to do with girls for ages but never got around to do it, until today…
What do you think?
- about 12 toilet paper roll tubes (flattened and cut in 4 slices each)
- thin cardboard (for instance from cereal box)
- cotton wool balls (rolled into smaller, 1 cm balls)
- green tissue paper
- red acrylic paint
- glitter (we used red)
- paper glue
- water based clear glaze (we used Mod Podge) or liquid craft glue
- all purpose glue (like UHT)
- paint brushes
- panting mat
- Form a wreath by sticking unpainted paper roll slices with all purpose glue.
- Paint it with acrylic paint and leave aside to dry.
- Then mix glaze or liquid glue with glitter to paint edges of each petal.
- Once again, leave aside to dry.
- In meantime cut tissue paper into thin, long pieces to wrap the wire with, use paper glue when needed as you go and to secure the ends.
- Make also the leaves by cutting them out from cardboard and then covering with tissue paper.
- Once the wreath is completely dry, thread the wire through the flowers and make a loop on the top.
- Stick leaves onto the wire.
- Top middle of each flower with all purpose glue to stick cotton balls onto them.
- Dot cotton wool flower centers with glaze, sprinkle with glitter.
- Let everything dry out properly before hanging the wreath on the door.
If you are looking for more up-cycled toilet or kitchen paper roll crafts, check out this Christmas Calendar Made from Upcycled Kitchen Roll Tubes.
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