Toilet Paper Origami: Learn the Basics!

A roll of toilet paper with an origami boat on it.
Whether you are trying to impress your mother in law or entertain the kids, Molly Maid has gathered a few ideas to help you roll out the white… tissue! Turns out, toilgami is also known as the art of toilet paper origami and you can turn your bathroom from drab to fab in as little as five minutes.

For years, many Molly Maid home service professionals have neatly folded the loose sheet of toilet paper into a point and sealed it with a sticker. Hotels also use this technique and James P. McCauley, executive director of the International Association of Holiday Inns once said, “Hotels want to give their guests the confidence that the bathroom has been cleaned since the last guest used the room.”

The motivation behind this blog post is simple … fun! Now, let’s begin!

  1. Thin, single ply tissue likely won’t hold a fold accurately, so use quilted, two-ply sheets.
  2. Designs of toilet paper on the roll are ideal for room décor during a party or hosting a house guest.
  3. There are books dedicated to step-by-step instructions including Toilet Paper Origami on a Roll, by Linda Wright. From a rose to a bowtie to much more, Wright showcases ideas and tips to systematically achieve her designs yourself.
  4. Molly Maid assembled some ideas on our Pinterest board to demonstrate how to fold toilet paper into holiday and special occasion creations and we invite readers to share your ideas and re-pin our posts.

Lastly, once your creations are finalized, make sure to take photos as this art won’t last!

Need help with making the entire bathroom look good? No problem! Combine these tips with Molly Maid’s cleaning service to ensure a fresh smelling bathroom and home. Request an estimate from your local Molly Maid or call us!