It’s easy to create a cardboard flower from a toilet paper roll! Make a bunch and use them as Easter egg holders.

painted tulip toilet paper rolls on the counter

Toilet paper roll crafts rock! 

If you are looking for a unique craft to do with the kids or for yourself this Spring, consider upcycling cardboard rolls into the cutest tulip flowers using scissors and craft paint. The best part is that you probably have everything you need on hand at home already so this ends up being a cheap or no-spend activity!

Start saving up your cardboard rolls now, so you can make some of these tulips with your family.

toilet paper roll easter egg holders

I can’t get over how adorable this tulip craft turns out!

You can create a fun centerpiece using them, or even use them as cute Easter egg holders. They are the perfect shape to display an egg, and the kids can help paint the tulips. The result is a cheerful group of tulips that make such festive Spring decor.

Hip Tip: Be sure to check out how I made these speckled eggs using rice! It’s an easy no mess option for decorating Easter eggs!

drawing a tulip on a toilet paper roll

cutting out a tulip shape from toilet paper roll

painting the stem of a cardboard tulip

painting a cardboard tulip pink

holding two toilet paper roll tulips

DIY Tulip Cardboard Flowers


Supplies Needed



Flatten a toilet paper roll. Trace a tulip shape using a pencil. Be sure the top side of the flower and the leaves are on the crease.


Carefully cut the flower shape out.


Paint the stem green and flowers bright tulip colors. Let them dry. Display on the table or use them to hold decorated Easter eggs!

Extra tips for making this paper flower craft:

  • To make things easier you can cut one template of a flower and then trace that onto the other flattened paper rolls.
  • I think adding Mod Podge and glitter to the flower portion would be a pretty addition!
  • Add a name to the flowers with marker and these would make neat place cards for Easter dinner.

adding eggs to tulip cardboard flowers

Hooray for an easy tulip craft!

Add these to your Spring activities as they are a perfect way to get crafty with something you’d ordinarily throw away. I enjoyed making them and I think you will too.

Create a festive Easter “snackle box” with your favorite candy and a cheap tacklebox! 

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