Saturday, April 7, 2012

Toilet Paper Tube Flowers: An Earth Day Project

Here is a super-cute project using toilet-paper tubes to make a festive bouquet.  I originally got this idea from Parents.com while searching for some Earth Day projects.  I made a point to complete this project only using things I already had in my home.
I started out with some toilet paper and paper towel rolls.
I cut the paper towel roll into smaller increments for use. I took my tubes and cut them on one side first all the way around, but not cutting through to the other side.
 Then repeated on the other end.
 Here is what it looked like with both sides cut and extended.
 I then painted my flower on all sides and stuffed some leftover tissue paper into the remainder of the tube.
  I took a bamboo skewer and covered it with twine.
 I then glued the skewer onto the flower and then painted over any of the exposed parts.
And there you have a lovely recycled Spring Bouquet just in time for Earth Day!
 
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PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to spend more time with my family, I am NO LONGER taking any special requests for designs. You are welcome to use the free-printables that I have already provided via download links. God Bless!