January 26, 2010

Look What I Made! – Recycled TP Roll Wall Art Sculpture

To make your own, follow this simple tutorial from Growing Up Creative.

I absolutely love this project!

In the tutorial, only the insides of the rolls are painted white. And I had intended to do mine that way as well because I do love the tan colour of the cardboard, but I found on our TP rolls there was some print from the manufacturer that I didn’t like so much. So, I opted to paint them all white.

After hours of trying to cover every nook and cranny with a paintbrush I finally realized that spraypaint would be much easier. And it looks much nicer. You can probably see in the top two photos that the paint is much more even than the bottom two photos that were done with a brush.

I’ve made about 3 different styles of these now and they look so cute when they are hung.  I just love them. I’ve always recycled our old TP rolls, but this is so much more fun!

I’m sure they would be fun for kids as well.

7 responses to “Look What I Made! – Recycled TP Roll Wall Art Sculpture”

  1. This is so pretty and such a clever use of those old rolls, must go and retrieve mine from the recycling bin!

  2. admin says:

    It is, isn’t it?
    I can’t seem to throw mine into the recycling bin anymore, lol, I have them in their own specific pile now.

  3. marie says:

    wow! this looks fantastic!

  4. Rach (admin) says:

    Thank you Marie! I’m so glad you like it. :)

  5. Great idea! I saw them and I immediately thought they were the paper things that go on coffee cups! That would look interesting too I bet!

  6. ArtsAndCraftsyness says:

    Can you please share how you hang up your lovely works of art?
    Thank you!

  7. Rach (admin) says:

    sure! these are hung with just simple push-pins. They’re very light!

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