Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIY Wednesday: Upcycled TP Roll Easter Eggs

            It is no big secret that I enjoy reusing items: baby food jars, baby wipe tubs, food containers, etc., for crafts and other functional purposes. You know what they say: One man's trash is another man's treasure. Well, now I've even found something to do with TP rolls besides keeping electrical cords contained neatly.
            Admittedly, these didn't turn out as well or like I had planned, but I still felt compelled to share them. These would be great as an Easter craft with kids by itself or use them to put candy or small treats in in Easter baskets. The decorating possibilities for the kiddies are endless: paint, glitter, pom pom balls, pipe cleaners, stickers, you name it. Go crazy!

What You'll Need:
-empty tp rolls
-glue or glue gun (I prefer and suggest the glue gun because, well, they're awesome.)
-decorating supplies (See suggestions above. I just used paint because I like painting.)
1) Decorate your tp tubes however you like.
2) Cut the tops and bottoms into a general egg shape. (I'm sure you can do a better job than I did. lol)

3) Glue the bottom together.
4) I also tried a different way to cut and glue the bottoms of these. I wasn't crazy about it, but you might like it better. Cut it like in step 2, then make extra cuts to the bottom like shown in the picture below. (The white arrow in the middle picture shows you where/how to cut it.)
5) Fold the bottom flaps over like so in the below picture and glue together.
            That's it! In hindsight, these might have been cuter cut and decorated to look more like tulips. Plus that's a nice springy thing too, right?
They're still kind of fun. I obviously don't have the patience to paint a straight line to save my life. :D I included the picture on the right just to show you how much room is left on the inside after gluing together. Happy Easter!


  1. This is super fun for the kids to do next week on Spring BReak!

  2. That is so creative. I have ten year old who would love this.

  3. Great for spring time crafting! My 5 year old will love this

  4. It's an easy craft for young kids. You could probably put candy in it too if you wanted.

  5. These are super cute. I'm sure that everyone will like that they don't smell rotten if you forget them. Thanks for linking at Pintastic Pinteresting Party -Jill at