Friday, June 10, 2011

Toilet paper roll wall art



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I have a vast space above my front door that needed something... I decided to turn to toilet paper rolls. Inspired by the lovely wall art on http://www.growingupcreative.com/2009/10/eco-kids-craft.html, I determined to do my own super-size creation.


Here's how I did it:


1. Collected 135 toilet paper rolls from everyone I knew

2. Folded the tp rolls and cut into five sections (I didn't measure but just eyballed my cuts)


3. Designed pattern by laying out sections

4. Used a glue gun to attach sections together


5. Spray painted using a metallic paint. It really does look like metal!






33 comments:

  1. That's awesome!!! It looks like it would cost a LOT of money! lol!! Love it!

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  2. I am curious on the measurements of this project? This is so pretty!

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  3. Thanks for your nice comments! The design is about 4 feet in diameter. It also surprisingly has stayed up on my wall really well - I think it is due to the minimal weight of the tp rolls.

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  4. Thank you for the reply Karen! I have family and friends helping me to save up the toilet paper rolls now! Amazing what you can do recycling toilet paper rolls! Good Thinking!

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  5. Hi Karen, I featured your medallion on my blog today - what a great idea you have there!

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  6. Hi Karen, I also featured this on my blog, in reference to Ann's blog above. gorgeous work!

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  7. I love the scale of this project! Great job on cheapo amazing looking wall art :)

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  8. This is an amazing work of art.

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  9. This is clever, taking a basic toilet paper craft and expanding on it.

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  10. Does it look high-quality in person or does it look like spray-painted TP rolls? :)

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  11. WOW This Is By Far The Best Toilet Paper Roll Art I Have Seen To Date !!!!

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  12. Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, Stopping by to let you know you’ve been featured at
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2012/03/40-fun-toilet-paper-roll-craft-projects.html

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  13. Amazeballs. Curious as to how you hung it? String? Wire?

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  14. Fantastic wall hanging! I did a wreath, you can see at http://inkymema.blogspot.com/2011/12/poinsettia-wreath-toilet-paper-rolls.html

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  15. muito linda..e o melhor reaproveitando!!

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  16. I LOVE this! I'm a poor newlywed, and I've been looking for something chic and inexpensive to go over our bed. AMAZING!

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  17. thats a butt load of toilet papper rolls (pun intended). looks great though

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  18. Beautiful! I wonder if humidity will eventually make it sag. How long has yours been hanging? Thanks!

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  19. I am receiving tp rolls from a number of states! Cant' wait to get started, this is amazing!

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  20. Fantastic design! I've marked this blog and saving tp rolls. It'll take me years to get enough but I can start a smaller version.

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  21. is beautifull projects,for decorations of house,thank you Karen god bless you hands and you art.

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  22. Olha amei seu trabalho,quero ver se consigo faser um e depois vou postá-lo no meu blog que é o celeiroartesanato.blogspot.com.br.
    Beijos!!

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  23. I love this piece and would love to try to make something similar. Have you had any problems with it sagging over the years? I'm considering making one with some kind of reinforcements. Any suggestions?

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    1. I have made something similar but it is 5 feet wide, how do you keep it from sagging and falling apart? I thought maybe modge podging it to make it firmer. Any suggestions?

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  24. You definitely have the most interesting TP project I ve seen! Curious to know how did you hang it?

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  25. I have seen others try this, and I'm in the middle of making my own. I saw that someone used pins with pearl heads to pin it in the centers of the flowers to some sort of board, which would definitely help keep it from sagging! I was thinking of painting mine different, more bright colors, but I'm worried, as someone said, that it would look 'cheap' and spray painted! Consider the large working area you need before taking this on! I'll take a picture of mine and pin when it is finished. Hoping to hang in a new office!

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  26. I did this project (or one similar) and also hung it over my door. I had some difficulty with the outside flowers drooping or sagging. I had to connect them to each other for reinforcement. I spray painted it a flat black and it looks like wrought iron. I also took a large round jewelry pendant and made an impression of its intricate design with aluminum foil. I placed the foil over a small plastic lid then glued it to the center of my TP design. It looks like a silver medallion on wrought iron. I love it and so does my husband!

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