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Time:2h00
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Nice 'n' Simple

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
2011
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A faux metal piece made of recycled toilet paper rolls

Well the walls in my room have been looking awfully bare recently, so I figured something needed to be done! Since my bank account is awfully bare as well, I decided to do something with what I had around the house. I've been saving toilet paper roles for a while with another project in mind, but this is what I settled on. Cheap, easy, and looks pretty good once it's finished! It has a nice faux metal/wrought iron-ish look to it, which makes it look way more impressive than it actually is :)


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Instructions

  1. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 1 1

    Gather your supplies. For this project, I used plain old toilet paper roles, (the number you need depends on what design you decide on for your project, mine used around 13 I think...) glue, and a bushed metal appearance spray paint.

  2. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 2 2

    Crush your toilet paper roll in half, and cut it crossways. You could measure if you like, but I just guess-timated based on the look I was going for. For my project, each toilet paper role yielded 6 "petals".

  3. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 3 3

    Keep cutting until you've got tons of these, the basic unit for your piece.
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  4. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 4 4

    Begin glueing the "petals" together. How you do that depends on what kind of pattern you're going for.

  5. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 5 5

    I found that using bobby pins (any type of clip would work too) to hold my pieces together was helpful. It gave the glue between each segment a chance to dry while I continued glueing...




  6. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 6 6

    Since a 5 petal flower shape was the basis for my piece, this is what most of my base units ended up looking like. After I made a bunch, I glued them all together in a pattern I liked, and also added a few other viney/leafy looking segments here and there.

  7. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 7 7

    Once you're happy with how your piece looks, time for spray paint! (I used a metal finish paint, but any color will do!)

  8. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 8 8

    Wait until it dries, and you'll have something like this! (Please note I didn't spray paint every piece individually, this is just an example I did for the tutorial. When I actually made my wall art, I glued the entire thing together first, then painted it as a whole.)

  9. How to make a paper roll model. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art - Step 9 9

    You're done! Now hang your new wall art wherever your little heart pleases, stand back, and admire :)

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