Last year I made not one, but two sets of string lights that revolved around spent toilet paper rolls. We are family of 4, there are a lot of them around here.
The first set I made for I love to Create using paper napkins and the second set I made for a really fun book by Jamie Dorobek called Creating Really Awesome Free Things: 100 Seriously Fun, Super Easy Projects for Kids. Today I thought share the project with you.
- Tissue Paper
- String Lights
- Craft Glue
- Craft Paint
- Hole Punch
Cut your toilet paper tubes into 3rds. You can use paper towel rolls too you just want to make sure all the pieces are about the same size, 2″s-ish.
Poke holes in the centers of the toilet paper rolls with a hole punch.
Cut your tissue paper into circles slightly larger than the ends of your toilet paper rolls. Using craft glue or decoupage medium adhere the tissue paper to each end of the toilet paper tubes.
Insert the string lights into the holes in the toilet paper rolls. You may need to use hot glue to keep the lights in the holes.
Use craft paint to cover the the toilet paper rolls. This might take a few coats.
Embellish your lights however you want. Washi tape is always a fun addition.
There are so many fun ways you can decorate these lights. You are only limited by tissue paper and napkin choices. Stores like Paper Source, Ikea and Target have a TON to choose from. Cute, easy and crafty. Great craft for the kids too!
What do you do with your spent toilet paper rolls?