Toilet Paper Tube Snowflake Garland

Save your toilet paper and paper towel tubes this season to make a festive snowflake garland! Simple to make and with supplies found around your home, this winter wonderland-inspired decoration is great to make with kids of all ages.


  • 6–8 toilet paper tubes or 3–4 paper towel tubes 
  • String or ribbon 
  • Ruler 
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (for parent-use only) 


  1. Flatten the toilet paper tubes to create two folds along the sides of the tubes. Using a ruler, mark every ½ inch longwise with a pen or pencil on each tube. Cut the tube at each ½ inch mark, making small petal shapes from each. 
  2. Using a hot glue gun, glue each petal together at one of the points, making a star shape. You should put a drop of glue about ¼ inch above the point on the flat side of the ring. This way, the points don’t directly touch but have a small space in the middle of the snowflake. Depending on the size of your tubes, you should use between 6–8 rings to make a snowflake. Keep the number of rings used for each consistent for the garland. 
  3. Cut a 6-foot long piece of string or ribbon. Pull one piece of string through the front of one petal of a snowflake and then bring it back through the petal next to it to attach it to the string or ribbon. Space the snowflakes out along the line so they have enough space to hang. 
  4. Hang on the wall, over a mantle, or around a door for festive winter wonderland fun.