Wreath on a Roll

The first 4 rolls of toilet paper we used during the pandemic.

I started blogging about Covid-19 on March 11, 2020. By March 19 it was clear that Toilet Paper, or the lack thereof, was big news – and creative minds were having a field day with that! I posted 51 of their TP memes (you can see them in the links at the end of this post).

March 2023 – and I’ve finally completed an epic artsy/craftsy piece (Wreath on a Roll) to memorialize the ‘Rona virus. (Sadly I have no memorial bric-a-brac for the other epidemics I have lived through: Polio 1950-1955; Asian Flu 1957-58; Hong Kong Flu 1968-1970; SARS; MERS; and Swine Flu 2009-2010)

I chose the toilet paper roll for the foundation. Special mention goes to The Car Guy (chief procurement officer) who secured a steady supply of TP, though the quality was sometimes such that ‘The Charmin Bears’ were appalled. It took me three years to collect the paper rolls (because this was a project at our Arizona Snow Bird abode and we stayed in Alberta for most of the first two years of the pandemic).

Once the foundation was secured (glue gun), I started decorating with the cheap and flimsy toilet paper. I braided it and wound it around the outside and made some toilet paper flowers

Toilet paper roll foundation and braided toilet paper edge.
Toilet Paper flowers

Next, I called upon ‘Andy Amazon’ who supplied me with raw cotton balls and some seasonal decor items to add some color to an otherwise monochrome wreath.

I think it turned out pretty good!

That’s Not All!
I tracked down a few more memes – turns out the internet isn’t finished with toilet paper yet!

My Other Toilet Paper Posts

Toilet Paper – The Great Debate

Will Trade Grapefruit for Toilet Paper

Stockpiling Toilet Paper

‘Rona Virus – More of the Lighter Side

17 thoughts on “Wreath on a Roll

  1. You did a fabulous job on your wreath. It’s perfect for the 2020. I like the added cotton balls, that’s so clever.
    You’ve found the cream of the crop of memes and quotes.
    You’ve been through so many pandemics. I been through them starting with the 60’s. It’s a blessing we’re here to enjoying blogging and sharing in your wonderful post and crafting.

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    1. Thank you E.C. I thought many of the government decisions made during Covid were going to have unintended consequences – and that has turned out to be true. Fear does strange things to normally logical people.

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      1. Laughing, In my years of backpacking and wandering in remote wilderness areas, I’ve found plenty of uses for duct tape.


  2. Lovely and so touching. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, but then everything about the pandemic was new to me. What an experience.


  3. Great Scot! The wreath is Charmin’. I’ll bet it will be popular in Northern areas. I’ll bet more Cottonelle make it Angel Soft. Then it would really make you want to Snuggle up. If you could make enough and sell them, you would be flush.


  4. You are on a roll. Even I had not thought of putting duct tape on a toilet paper roller. At least I would always know where to find the tape!


  5. That is such a clever and attractive wreath. When the lockdown came, we had only 3 rolls in the entire house. Not a fun time!


    1. We were in Arizona for the first month and a half of Covid, then drove home to Alberta – nearly in time for my birthday. Lockdowns meant no birthday party, but the family managed to find a 12 pack of toilet paper for me!

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  6. If you’ve already chalked up five posts about toilet paper, you’ve been at this blogging thing for a long time (or at least, you better have been). Last week’s guess about what you were up to with the TP cardboard – “sapling protectors” – was way off, and not nearly as creative. Nice wreath-purpose 😉


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