Snowflake flowers….made from none other than….toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. Or, as the call them here in England, toilet roll and kitchen roll. Now, before you say ew ‘nope’ and click away, read on, the finished project actually looks nothing like the original paper towel holders I assure you.

Of course I hadn’t taken any during shots, because I forgot that I might blog this later…so today I piled up the supplies used and snapped a picture of them, just to show what was used in this project.

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Supplies:

Paper towel rolls

Glitter

Paint -I used white

Paintbrushes

Glue

Glitter

…and one Mom to help!

Here’s what we did:

Crease the paper towel holders like this.

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Then cut them into 1/2 inch strips.

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Then we painted the pieces white, and arranged and glued them like this.  This picture shows them still brown.

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Then we put the glue and glitter on the outside.  And here is the end result!

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Add some string…

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We hung these up along the beam in our ceiling.  They could work great as ornaments too though, but we have a small tree this year -the first time ever for me to have a small tree-  and the snowflake flowers were a bit big for the tiny tree.  I think these can also be glued together into a circle to make a wreath.  Anyways, that’s what we did the other day.  It was easy and pretty fun…hope that you all are having fun with any Christmas projects you are doing this year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

3 thoughts on “Christmas Project: DIY Paper Towel Snowflake Flowers

  1. Tonya says:

    So easy and cute! And yet another excuse to use glitter. I’m gonna make some this weekend.

    1. Capn Manda says:

      Yes! Very easy, and they are so very sparkly too!

  2. CJ says:

    Ah HA! It finally made sense! I was trying to figure out HOW you made those when you were telling me and it didnt make sense – but it does now! Very cool! And you mom helped….aww…! Go mom! Go Capn!

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