DIY Christmas Ornament Recycling Craft

If you search Christmas Pinterest, you will find thousands of Christmas craft ideas and Christmas decor ideas to beautify your home. However, I’m not sure you will find one easier or more beautiful than this DIY Christmas flower ornament! The best part is that it is cheap! You are using recycled toilet paper rolls to craft this beauty…recycling and easy…double win!

Ornaments…not just for Christmas anymore!

If you are planning a Christmas wedding, Christmas in July, or looking for Christmas crafts for kids to make as gifts, this is a total winner!

However, this project does not just have to be for Christmas.

5 Alternative Uses for the DIY Christmas Ornament

  1. Change the colors and it could be a spring flower ornament.
  2. Change the color to match your wedding theme. They can be tied to the chairs at the reception, on pews at the church, a garland, etc.
  3. Glue them together to make a wreath, for any season!
  4. Make a flower, add a painted skewer stick for a stem. Add two more cut petals and paint them green for leaves. Stick it in a frame for flower art!
  5. How about attaching it to a napkin ring to help decorate your holiday table!

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You should definitely check it out!

Supplies you will need to DIY the Christmas Ornament:

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–  One empty toilet paper roll:
–  Scissors:
–  Three small glass marbles:
–  Red acrylic paint:
–  Red glitter:
–  White glue:
–  Green ribbon:
–  Hot glue:

Video Tutorial of 5 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments, including the flower!

Seriously, check the video out! I have five very different and super easy Christmas ornaments all made from toilet paper rolls!

Here are the other ornaments:

Go collect your toilet paper rolls!

Holding empty toilet paper roll


Step 1: Flatten  

Flatten the toilet paper roll. It just makes it easier to cut. Then, cut a piece that is approximately 1/2 inch in width.

Don’t worry about getting the exact size, just make sure they are all about the same width.

Flattening Empty Toilet Paper Roll
Cutting strips from toilet paper roll

Step 2: Start Gluing 

Cut five petals in total. You can use a glue gun or any glue that you want to use. Put a dab of hot glue near the top of each petal and glue it to the next petal to secure them in place. 

Gluing toilet paper roll petals together

Now it should start to look like a flower.

Toilet paper roll flower craft glued together

Step 3: Paint  

Paint the entire flower with red acrylic paint. You don’t have to match the red paint to your glitter exactly. It’s just there so if any of the cardboard from the toilet paper roll shows through, it won’t be brown cardboard.

Painting toilet paper roll flower craft red

Step 4: Time For The Glitter  

Let the paint dry. Then, brush on Mod Podge (or any clear drying glue) and sprinkle with glitter. Fine and chunky glitters both work great. They will just give you a different look, which you can see at the bottom of this post.

Let it all dry.

Brushing glue onto red toilet paper roll craft flower
Sprinkling red glitter on toilet paper roll flower craft

Step 5: Don’t Lose Your Marbles

Put a glob of hot glue in the center, where all of the petals meet, and attach the glass marbles.

If you don’t have or can’t find round marbles you can use these instead

  • buttons
  • one flat gem
  • fake pearl
  • thin rope/twine wound and glued in a circle (great for a rustic look)
Gluing clear marbles into center of red toilet paper flower Christmas craft

Step 6: Punch A Hole In It  

Using a hole punch, punch a hole in one of the petals.

If you don’t have a hole punch, you can use an ice pick or screwdriver to poke the hole.

String a ribbon through and make a loop to hang the ornament. Add a little dab of glue to the top of the knot, so it attaches to the ornament. Trim off any excess.

Using hole punch on toilet paper flower
Adding ribbon to toilet paper flower ornament

That’s it!

Red glitter toilet paper flower Christmas ornament craft

For another fun DIY Christmas ornament craft using toilet paper rolls, check out the Frosty Christmas Star!  

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


Toilet paper flower Christmas ornament
Toilet paper Christmas ornament
Toilet paper roll christmas ornament

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