Monday, September 17, 2012

Toilet Paper Wall Art

When I showed you my room reveal I mentioned that I did some toilet paper wall art.



First I rounded up all of my toilet paper rolls and a paper towel roll or two.

Cut em into about 1 inch wide strips.


Painted them all black on the outside and either white or gray inside and squeeze them to be the 
shape of an eye.


Lay them out on a flat surface in the design you're thinking you want.


Take your glue gun and put a bead on the bottom of your cardboard "eye" and put it firmly onto the surface of your artwork frame, canvas, whatever you're using.

I used an interesting "technique" to "frame" this art. I found a piece of cardboard that I had saved in the garage (because I save everything like that, just in case, ya know.) and the black plastic framing pieces from another piece I had had a craft fail with year or so ago.

I had bought 2 standard size pillow cases in that teal color to match the room just in case I needed them. I stuck the cardboard inside the case and trimmed the case to fit the cardboard. Added the black frame edges and hot glued the rolls onto the pillow case fabric.

This art cost me...ZERO. And I love that.

I referred to this tutorial to get the idea of what I'd need to do, it was very helpful!


notice those shimmery lines? that's the hot glue. i was too excited to get a picture for you and took those strips off after i did the picture.




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ps: i plan on doing more of this. i can never throw out another empty tp roll again. you don't want to know how many i have hoarded in my craft supplies now!

17 comments:

becca said...

that is so cool and looks pretty easy to do

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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Brilliant idea. I love this!

stephanie said...

ohmygosh how funny! I would have never thought that was what they were!!

stephanie said...

ohmygosh how funny! I would have never thought that was what they were!!

McVal said...

Awesome!!! I had thought you used them as a stencil because my eyes are shot... Thanks for the up close look! Too cool... I've been hoarding them too. I need to find a place to store the little suckers...

Lourie said...

Girl! You are sooo crafty! I have been MIA so when I read the title I got worried. But wow, that is cool!

Heathers Happenings said...

Oh I love that! Another craft I really want to try.

Furry Bottoms said...

Love it Love it!!

Sarah Kate said...

Now that is resourceful!!! And beautiful. I can't believe you can make something so pretty out of a toilet paper roll!!!

samantha said...

Way to go way to go. I love this piece. Can't wait to see what else you come up with miss crafty pants. PLUS...now that school is back in session, I love that you are pinning like crazy. :)

Jen said...

You are seriously crafty...and I'm a little bit jealous!!!
P.S. I just bought a hot glue gun a couple of weeks ago, and it's still in the package ;)

tara said...

how cool! wish i was as artsy fartsy as you! ;)

Shawn said...

I've seen that on Pinterest, it turned out cute!

Connie Weiss said...

Super cute, Mimi!

Jessica said...

That's awesome!

Emmy said...

It seriously looks so awesome!! Love it! Going to pin this

Mrs. Petrie said...

That looks awesome! I have been thinking of doing something like that for our hallway bathroom.