Thursday, July 28, 2011

DIY Toilet Paper Art

Yup, our budget is so tight that we had to resort to using toilet paper as artwork! Haha just kidding. So on my newest blog that I stalk follow, I found a fun little post about using toilet paper/paper towel rolls as artwork. I was intrigued and definitely interested in making it work in our house somewhere since it sounded like an inexpensive project and definitely something easy and quick.

I bought these canvases at Joann's when they were 50% off so I think I paid $12 for the 3 pack and I painted them with leftover paint from A's nursery.




I cut up about 10 toilet paper rolls and 3 paper towel rolls into 1.5in sections (no we don't go through THAT much tp...I had friends collect them too!) 


I initially made the mistake of priming them before I glued them together. Don't do that...it's a pain in the butt. Glue first people! Know that these bad boys will soak up quite a bit more paint that you are expecting. Just FYI. So primer, then paint. Wait, wait. Glue, then primer, then paint!


After the paint was dry, I arranged them how I wanted and just used a bit of hot glue in the center to glue them to the canvas.



Super easy and cheap too! And now we have fun and unique artwork to complete our guest room! Just in time for visitors grandma.

 

Yay, the guest room is finally finished!

8 comments:

Bubbies' Mom said...

You are SO very creative!! I would never look at the final product and guess that it was made from toilet paper roles. It turned out really good!

Heather said...

I love this idea Mandi!!! It looks so easy, but really classy too! I may need to copy this in our guest bedroom as well!

A Von Rosey Life said...

This turned out so beautifully! I am so impressed with everything you guys did! JEALOUS!

Jen said...

That turned out really cute! I especially like the blue pops.

Jen

June Scott said...

Your version turned out great,Mandi! What I love about this is you can use any color palette!

the Hott Spott said...

Thanks for all the love ladies!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

I've been saving up TP rolls just for this kind of DIY art for my daughter's room or, probably more appropriate, my powder room. ;)

Kylean said...

I love this! I have actually been saving up to do this in my bedroom! Its really cute!
Ky
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