Friday, March 28, 2014

Toilet Paper Roll Flowers and Cacti

I've said it once, and I'll say it again.  I've got a black, black thumb.  And this saddens me because deep down, my heart is really green.  I love looking at plants, I love eating plants, and goodness one year I was even a tree for Halloween!  But I'm a plant killer.  So this makes today's toilet paper roll craft perfect for me.  These cardboard roll plants are pretty to look at, and impossible to kill.

Make Toilet Paper Roll Flowers and Cacti

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Yup.  Aren't they pretty?  If you're interested in making yourself some everlasting recyclable plants, keep on reading!

Materials to Make Toilet Paper Roll Plants 

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Steps to Make Toilet Paper Roll Plants

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1.  Sketch out your flowers and cacti onto your toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls.  then, use your scissors to cut out your plants. (Be sure to keep the tube completely uncut on the bottom so that your plant will stand.)

paint toilet paper roll flowers and cacti

2.  Cover your work area.  Then, paint your cardboard roll plants!  (Chuck painted the flowers and I painted the cacti.)

Let them dry.  And you're done!

Now you have a garden of everlasting cardboard roll flowers..
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and cardboard cacti that never need to be watered. 
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And here's an up-close shot of Chuck's flowers... just because I love how colorful they look.

toilet paper roll flowers

Yup.  I think these plants that will stand up against my black thumb.
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Happy crafting!

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