Sunday, June 17, 2012

Toilet paper art anyone?

If you have visited pinterest I'm sure you have seen toilet paper roll art. The idea is very simple and I thought worth a try. Here is how it unrolled (no pun intended.. okay maybe)


start collecting toilet paper and paper towel rolls. I was amazed how quickly our family accumulated these however it took many many more so we had a few people save them for us



Cut the tubes into 1/2 inch strips. I marked out the first couple of rolls before I just started to eyeball it
I tried stapling the rings together but it was difficult, I then moved on to my handy glue tape but it didn't hold. I will be using my glue gun for the rest of the project


stagger the strips, glue and pinch them together

make any design you like, I chose a flower like design

as usual I got carried away and it became much bigger than I had planned...

It seems to work on the giant space above the couch

Family vote for a dash of color

Here we go...

one spray can later

HOT!

and of course if we get tired of it we can spray it another color


Front Room
Pillows
complete bookshelf
area rug
side table project
window treatment
Artwork
purchase sofa
spray sofa legs
baseboards

46 comments:

  1. thanks, Im still a bit shocked that i have toilet paper rolls on my wall.. now thats living out of the box!! haha

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  2. LOVE how it turned out! Great inexpensive decor!

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  3. It kind of looks like a huge piece of coral! Very pretty!

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  4. Oh my goodness, that's awesome! I might lose my mind trying to save all of the cardboard rolls...while keeping them away from my kids! It looks great!
    Stopping by from the "here comes the sun" link up party.
    Rhiannon at Being Mom{me}

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  5. Looks great! I LOVE using tp rolls for projects!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I will be sharing this on AGI's FB page.

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  6. This is beautiful! I cant believe it is all made of toilet paper rolls! Very well done :)

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  7. Love the design you made and that you decided to brighten it up with such a pop of color. I went to help my daughter move into her new apt. that she shares with two others and someone had also done a very pretty toilet roll design over the fireplace. The possibilities with this craft are vast!
    Liz

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  8. Isn't it amazing something as pedestrian as a cardboard roll could be transformed in so many beautiful ways!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  9. Wow, I would never have thought this was toilet paper rolls. Great job. Looks great.

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  10. Now this is unusual, interesting and extremely unique! Who'd a thunk? Toilet paper rolls? If you hadn't shown the tut I never would have guessed!! Incredible, looks amazing...like a very expensive piece of art (at least it does in the pictures)! I love it, great job!
    Saw you linking at Share Your Cup
    Debbie :)

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  11. I bow to your awesomeness!!!! Love it sooo much. xo and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop :-)

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  12. It looks great, just so organic! Like some kind of corals :)

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    1. i agree, i was tempted to spray it a coral color but went pink the last minute.

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  13. Love this! I've been saving up tp rolls to do a similar project and am glad I saw this post. I wasn't sure how spray paint would work but it looks like it came out lovely. Was it difficult to spray the inside of the rolls?
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Angie,
      spraying wasnt difficult at all it just took a bit of time, circling the art and spraying and spraying some more. I did go through an entire can of spray paint :)

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  14. I have been saving rolls just to try this myself. Maybe once both kids have started school for the year...

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  15. I like that you spray painted it, it helps to make it not look like toilet paper rolls.

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up this post at my Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/08/pintastic-monday-link-party-5.html

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  16. You certainly think outside the toilet - this is so very cool and pretty! I don't think I would ever have looked at a toilet paper roll and thought this ever so pretty wall art! You sure know how to up-cycled! Sitting pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  17. That looks amazing! I never thought that you could make anything so pretty from toilet paper rolls! I'll be pinning.

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  18. It is amazing what you can do with those toilet paper rolls. I made one almost just like yours, but painted it gold. I am loving your color!!! Your newest follower Tiaras and Bowties linky party. :)

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  19. Hi Amanda, your toilet paper art is amazing! I think it takes patience and time to create something so large and showy. Who knew toilet paper rolls could be so artsy? Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I am now following you.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    Please visit my site to enter :)

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  21. I just LOVE it!! I pinned something sorta similar a few months ago.. but it was to make individual flowers. I just LOVE your HUGE art!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  22. wow thanks for the idea I have a huge space over the sofa too

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  23. The paint takes it to a whole new level. Glad you got carried away. Turned out Great!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

    By the way, you have word verification on and this prevents people from commenting. i have a post about how to turn it off: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2011/12/bloggy-tips-101.html :)

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    1. thanks, i checked out hte word verification and fixed it :)

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  24. AWESOME! I've seen ideas with tp rolls around & it looks like such fun. It would be cool to paint it yellow next - like the pops of color in your pillows. Thanks for sharing this with my readers.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  25. Simply beautiful!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  26. I absolutely love this idea for using toilet paper. I have been collecting the rolls, because I have been wanting to make something.

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  27. Oh wow! That's just crazy good. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  28. love it love it love it! This is such a wonderful way to create a big statement for so little money! I've been thinking of doing something similar, so glad you shared at tip toe thru tuesday!

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  29. I've featured your art on Tomorrow's Tip Toe thru Tuesday! Love to have you swing over and grab a featured button, you've inspired me!

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    1. thanks so much! glad you have been inspired and Im excited to see the post:)

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  30. Love it! I have saved rolls for a long time now and still haven't gotten around to making them into anything! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim@madeinaday

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  31. Wow. This project turned out really, really well. Great job!

    Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo

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  32. You're a STAR at I Gotta Create! Featuring you: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/08/week-15-wildly-original-party-features.html

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    <3 Christina

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