Sunday, April 19, 2009

Trash to Treasure- Turquoise TP Art


What you need:
  • Toilet Paper Rolls- the number depends on how large your creation will be
  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Spray Paint
  • 3M Wall Mount Squares
  • Patience :)

Gather toilet paper rolls. I used about 28 rolls for this project. Paper towel rolls count for approx. three regular sized rolls.

Squish your rolls
Cut slices of the roll to desired thickness. I cut mine into varying 1/2 inch slices and was able to get 12 slices from each roll.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have enough pieces.

Begin gluing pieces together. I tried to put most of my glue on the tip of the piece.

Attach slices together in the form of a four petal flower.

Your finished flower should look like this. Repeat step 6 until you have five completed flowers. Let dry.

Beginning attaching flowers together. The toilet paper rolls are pretty pliable at this point, so attempt to line the petals up exactly to form perfect circles.

Attach five flowers together to form a row and then repeat steps 6-9 until you have as many rows as you want. Then glue those rows together. I glued four rows together at a time to create a 5x4 flower grid and ending up making five grids. Finally, I took them out to the garage and spray painted them!


Here is the finished project hung on the wall with 3M mounting squares. Beautiful, right??

Believe it or not, I created another toilet paper creation that hangs on my mantle HERE.

30 comments:

  1. how amazing are you? i feel no shame in admitting that i will blatantly copy this in my house:)

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  2. Holy, Moly, Anna Rose! You are spectacular! You are so creative! You have just redefined bathroom art.

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  3. AMAZING! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the TP ROLL categorically crafting show! I think you are so creative1

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  4. That is so beautiful amazing toilet paper rolls could be so beautiful!

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  5. Ok, this is so amazing. In the picture it looks like it is iron or some other metal. Never would I guess paper towel rolls. Fabulous!

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  6. This looks gorgeous! I would never have guessed that this was homemade - or made from toilet paper rolls! The final product is stunning and makes a great statement! What a beautiful and inspiring DIY project!

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  7. I absolutely love this! I've seen this idea used before, but this is definitely the best-looking version I've seen, and with the clearest instructions. Can't wait to make this.

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  8. This is so cool! Are you kidding me? I can't wait to make this. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hi There, Just saw this pic on Pinterest. I have to make this! I've been saving tp rolls for a couple months, waiting for just the right project. I think I just found it. : ) Awesome job!! ~ Catie

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  10. Do you have any suggestions for what type of spray paint might work? I'd like to paint these white and I'm thinking that'll be a hard one to get the paper not to suck it up (and still look brownish). What do you think?

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  11. Kara- I hope you get this comment, I wasn't able to reply to you via email.

    If you want to paint them white and are worried about the TP rolls resisting paint, I would suggest using a white primer spray paint. Primer is designed to stick to any surface. With one coat of primer you can paint them any color you want. AND if you like the look the primer gives the pieces, then you will only have to do one coat!

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  12. Thanks so much! I'll try the primer. I think we even have some already:)

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  13. I love this idea. I can't wait to try it and to show it to my friends as well. You really should send this idea to the Nate Berkus show.

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  14. Oh.my.gosh! This is so amazing. I cannot wait till my family uses all the toilet paper in the house!

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  15. How beautiful! I have a big empty space in my house that I think this might just be perfect for ;-) Thanks for the great idea!

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  16. Very neat! I posted a link to this on my blog...thru my pinterest board.

    Thanks!

    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

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  17. I LOVE this. Just what I needed to finish my living room decorating.

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  18. Wow! very talented and creative.

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  19. This looks so amazing, I would have never guessed it was made out of TP tubes!! I'm featuring it on my "Top 10 Awesome Recycled Craft Projects" today at www.cheapcraftymama.com, be sure to grab a button if you want. Also I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" starting this evening!

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  20. What color spray paint did you use and where did you find it? I'm doing a copycat for my living room wall, it's half glued together and looking incredible! Thanks for the great idea :)

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  21. Laura- The color I used was Krylon's Bahama Seas. It is the darkest turquoise color here: http://www.krylon.com/products/indooroutdoor_paint/

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  22. I used tacky glue, but hot glue would work, too. Tacky glue is my go-to...I just love that stuff!

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  23. What about school glue? Will that work?

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    1. Regular white glue would probably work. Not sure on the durability, but you could give it a try!

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  24. Have Been Looking For A Tutorial Since I Came Across This Idea On Pintrest . Until Now Always Lots Of Pics Of Finished Projects But No How To . Thank You So So Much For Clear Concise Instructions . I Knew It Looked Simple Enough But I'm A Bit Of A Scardy Cat (what did I have to lose anyway , a couple of TP rolls?) Anyway That's Just Me (hey don't judge me) lolol So Thanks Again . I Really Hope You Get This Comment As I See The Last Dated Comment was March 2013 . Again Can't Say Thanks Enough .

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