Toilet Paper Roll Art
So many of you have probably seen the many variations of toilet paper roll art on Pinterest. At first I was a little bit skeptical how toilet paper rolls could be turned into wall art, but I figured I’d give it a shot. If it didn’t turn out well, the only loss would be a loss of time, right? (I already had all of the materials.) I used several tutorials (the most prominent one is this one), but for the most part I created the design on my own. Again, I wish I had more pictures, but this was before the idea of having a blog.
To start, I cut the rolls into 1” pieces with scissors. The process of cutting them created a natural fold and the flower petal shape. I then laid them out on a piece of cardboard and traced the inside to remember where I had placed my pieces.
Most of the tutorials I had seen featured painting the pieces black, but that didn’t match with what I had envisioned, so I decided on gray with yellow, green, and navy accents. I usually use either Apple Barrel, Folk Art, or Craft Smart Acrylic paint. This time I used Apple Barrel paint. I mixed my own gray paint with black and white, but the other colors were straight from the bottle. Also, most of the tutorials suggested spray painting the rolls. Again, I went against the suggestion and opted for acrylic paint because I already had the supplies.
I then used a sponge brush and the acrylic paint to paint the sections. This part was the most tedious because I had to get into all the nooks and crannies of the rolls (that’s probably the advantage of using spray paint….). Then, using the pattern on the cardboard I hot glued the pieces together.
And that’s it! Who woulda thought? A great addition of wall art made out of toilet paper rolls! The piece was super simple to hang because it was so light.Two pushpins and ta-da! Here’s the finished product: