DIY: Toilet Paper Roll Art


After being accepted into graduate school, and moving into my new apartment, I decided that my decor was going to be one thing: sophisticated. That meant letting go of the bulletin board that I had covered in pictures from high school, and the stockpile of Seventeen Magazine clippings I used to adore. 

While on the hunt for pieces to suit my new room, I came across a wall decoration, similar to the one you see above, on Pinterest. Budget friendly, and minimal materials? Yes, please!

TOOLS: toilet paper rolls/paper towel rolls (I had 5 TP rolls and 3 PT rolls), scissors, and staples or glue. If you decide to use glue, you will need paperclips to hold the petals in place while they dry.

1. Collect as many toilet paper/paper towel rolls as you can. I had 5 TP and 3 PT rolls, which ended up making a flower that was about a foot in diameter.

2. If you are using TP rolls: cut the roll in half, and then cut each half into thirds. If you are using PT rolls: Cut each roll in half, then cut each half into fourths.

3. Arrange 7 petals into a flower-like design, and begin stapling/gluing. Continue to add petals around the design until a desired size is reached.

4. Optional: for a different look, spray paint the entire thing when you are done. In this case, you may not want to use staples, as they will be visible through the paint.


Girlie Blogger said...

Very crafty of you. This is such a neat idea.

smk053078 said...

Are you freakin' kidding me? This is genius!! I just don't know if I have the attention span! Will you make me one? ;)

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lrnshelby said...

Love this!!

aki! said...

This looks great. But, I think it's one of those projects that I see going really well and then I can't keep it even or something.

Georgina Si said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing :)
I may try this and spray it silver or pale pink. Have a lovely weekend!

Miyan said...

you MADE that??? woah. pretty darn cool. might have to try this... i bet you could spray paint it gold or silver for a shiny finish..


Justine said...

I love it! Congrats on getting into grad school :)

supernovachick said...

Oh, that's clever. Might have to just do this project soon ^_____^