Art from Bathroom Trash??

I've seen several things lately using toilet paper tubes, of all things, to create super cute and unique works of art.

Like these:
Homemade Mamas

Rhonna Designs
Creative Jewish Mom

Super cute right? And CHEAP!

So here's what I did to make my very own.

I started with toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes and one ginormous wrapping paper tube

Smash them all in half like so and cut into strips. I didn't measure, but you could. I thought the varying heights gave it a little more interest. Plus, as you know, I'm lazy.

 I ended up with 2 piles because my wrapping paper tube was a different size. In the end I decided it didn't matter and just mixed them all up.

Then pick your design and hot glue them all together. This is very tedious. I suggest watching something fabulous on tv while you do this.

To paint it, I tried to use spray paint, but it didn't want to stick very well. So I used white spray primer instead. You could put paint on top of the primer if you want, but this piece is going up very high in my family room and I felt like it didn't really need the extra paint. 

Here it is on the wall.

Gorgeous! Don't cha think? I love it!

Don't you just love my red wall? Another post on that disaster coming very soon!

Much Love~

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  1. Geesh! You are so amazing!

  2. that is pretty neat! and affordable to boot!

  3. i've been saving my toilet paper rolls to do this. thank you for sharing.

  4. I love this! I've had this idea in my mind for a while now to do this on my office ceiling...over the entire thing. It's not a huge room, but I'm afraid I'll be biting off more than I can chew with the ceiling. Any thoughts?

    I hope you'll come link to the A2D Sunday Link Party!!

  5. Amazing....so creative....

  6. Oh wow! I love all your tutorials! You are so crafty.
    Happy Memorial week end! I would love a follow back and a hi!

  7. Such a neat idea! I love the design you chose! I agree, tedious project go a lot quicker with the TV on or music! Happy New Year!


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