4 Fun Toilet Paper Crafts To Brighten Your Home

Can you spare a square? Toilet paper is something that is so ubiquitous, we often tend to limit its uses to the bathroom. But there's so much more to toilet paper rolls than meets the eye. Check out our 4 awesome DIY hacks to find out how to transform toilet paper into cute flowers, lanterns, and lamps!

1. Toilet Paper Flowers

You'll Need:

  • 3 toilet paper squares
  • floral wire
  • twig
  • green tape
  • branches to decorate

Here's How:

1.1 Bunch up the toilet paper square in the middle.

1.2 Fix the bunched up toilet paper in the middle with some floral wire by piercing it and then twisting the wire. Now carefully pull apart the different layers of toilet paper to make a flower.

1.3 Combine several individual blossoms to create one big flower by twirling the wires together.

1.4 Put the twisted wires around a twig and fix it to the twig with green tape.

1.5 Create your own pretty toilet paper bouquet by using different twigs and putting the flowers in a cute vase.

2. Toilet Paper Roll Succulent

You'll Need:

  • toilet paper rolls
  • hot glue
  • green spray paint
  • plastic bottle
  • hairdryer
  • white spray paint
  • stones

Here's How:

2.1 Cut open a toilet paper roll.

2.2 Then cut out drops from the toilet paper rolls.

2.3 Glue the drops together row by row to form a flower. Now spray it with green spray paint.

2.4 Cut a plastic bottle in half.

2.5 Use a hairdryer to heat the bottom part of the bottle and form it into whatever shape you want. Then spray that section with white spray paint.

2.6 Weigh down the bottom of the bottle with stones and put the toilet paper roll flower on top. And voila – a gorgeous succulent made out of toilet paper rolls.

3. Toilet Paper Lamp

You'll Need:

  • 1 roll of toilet paper
  • 1 tbsp wallpaper paste or adhesive
  • black paint
  • 1 balloon
  • metallic paint
  • lamp socket
  • 1 light bulb

Here's How:

3.1 Remove the cardboard roll from the toilet paper roll and soak the paper in water.

3.2 Tear up the wet toilet paper, put the wet toilet paper in a towel, and squeeze out all the water.

3.3 Mix the soaked toilet paper with wallpaper paste and black paint to create a black mixture.

3.4 Blow up a balloon and cover the upper part with the dyed toilet paper mixture. Leave a hole at the top for the lamp socket and then let it dry.

3.5 Remove the toilet paper lampshade from the balloon,  dab the inside with metallic paint, and let it dry completely.

3.6 Put the lamp socket through the hole at the top, screw in a light bulb, and then there was light!

4. Toilet Paper Lantern

You'll Need:

  • jar
  • toilet paper
  • decoupage glue
  • silhouette image 
  • twine
  • tea light

Here's How:

4.1 Brush decoupage glue all over an empty jar, glue individual toilet paper squares all around it, and then let it dry.

4.2 Glue the silhouette image to the glass and let the glue dry.

4.3 Wrap a piece of twine around the neck of the glass, place a tea light inside, and get cozy with your cute little lantern.

As you can see, toilet paper is not only an everyday essential, it's also a super versatile product in a lot of different ways. These 4 DIY ideas are all about brightening up a room, both literally and figuratively. Have fun crafting!


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