Upcycle toilet roll flowers


toilet roll flowersStep by step project on how to make upcycled: Toilet roll flowers by recycling cardboard

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Throwing away the cardboard tube from the inside of a toilet roll might seem insignificant, but as a product that everyone uses daily, I wonder just how many cardboard tubes from the inside of toilet rolls ends up on a landfill site everyday? 

The figure must be astronomical, I know my house is full of cardboard toilet roll tubes collected over the last year, stashed away waiting for an upcycle idea to give them a new recycled life.

By reducing , reusing, upcycling, and recycling something once we have no more use for it, we can all make a small difference to the health of our planet Earth.

Here is a easy step by step recycling project even the kids can try.

 What you need to make recycled toilet roll flowers:

Toilet rolls
Paint brush
Construction glue
Double-sided tape

Read through all the instructions first before starting this recycling craft.

Step 1

Gently push down on your recycled toilet rolls, and press to flatten them so that they are easier to cut.

flattern toilet roll

Step 2

Take your  toilet rolls, and cut into strips about 1cm wide. If you have a guillotine, this will make it a bit easier, otherwise use a scissors. These rings will be your flower's petals.

cut toilet rolls

Step 3

Place a small piece of double-sided tape, about 1cm long, on one side of each petal. Make sure that you stick the tape in the same place on each petal and near the base, where the recycled cardboard is folded.

cut double sided tapedouble sided tape

Step 4

Peel off the other side of the double-sided tape, and stick two cardboard petals together. Continue sticking your toilet roll petals together to make an upcycled flower.

peal double sided tapestick toilet roll bits together

Step 5

Once you have completed your recycled toilet roll flower, secure each petal with a small dab of construction glue for extra strength.

construction glue on toilet roll flower

Step 6

Your upcycled toilet roll flower is now complete. You can use construction glue to stick them to your bathroom wall, or just use a piece of Prestik if you don't want them up permanently.

toilet roll flowerscompleted flowers

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