Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TP Flower Wall Art

I have been seeing a lot of toilet paper roll and paper towel roll art work on Pinterest lately. This one from 365 Days to Simplicity stuck in my head but I wasn't sure where I would put it. 

365 Days to Simplicity
The other day when I saw the empty wall in my Painting Stripes post I knew I had found the perfect place for it. I mean really, how fitting is it to have toilet paper roll art in a bathroom? Right?

The key to creating this wall art is to have a picture frame that is deep enough to allow the toilet paper rolls and the pearls to fit once the back is placed on. Luckily I had a picture frame that I used at my other house that was just perfect for this project. It had a double mat offset by foam tape that made it about 1/2" thick total.

The backside of the photo mat. Showing the depth of the mat.

The first step was to cut the toilet paper roll into thin strips, a little less than 1/2" thick. Then using hot glue I glued them on to a 5mm pearl creating a flower.

Next I placed the flowers in the pattern I wanted and then glued them together. I did this while laying them on the photo mat so I knew how big I had to make it.

 Once it was big enough to center it the way I wanted, I trimmed the excess off.

 All that was left was to add a piece of card stock as the background and put it in the picture frame.

I ended up flipping the mat in the frame so the backside was the front, to cover the trimmed edges of the toilet paper rolls. I think having the mat backwards gives it a neat look.


  1. Looks beautiful! Can't believe that this was toilet paper rolls!

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    1. Thank you so much! And Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks for linking up at Create & Inspire last week! We'll be featuring YOU tonight! Be sure to come by, grab a button and link up some more fantastic projects!


    1. Thank You so much! I really appreciate the feature!

  4. Looks good - I better start collecting those empty toilet paper rolls! Those walls look pretty fab, too! =)

    1. Thanks so much! It is super easy to make. If you make one I would love to see pics!! :)

  5. I really like this and it is getting pinned! I am currently in the process of saving my rolls now. :)

    Tracey - MyCreativiT

    1. Thank You so much! I would love to see a pic when you complete it :)

  6. Gorgeous and so, so clever! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Can you give the measurements of the thickness of the frame?


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