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.
Once it was hung I began questioning the frame and background color, so who knows if this is the end for this project.
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