Creative and fun alternatives to plastic – Part 2

#plasticfree #toiltetrolls #recycle

This week we found an artistic idea.

The wall art above looks fabulous, right? Would you believe it, it’s made out of cardboard toilet rolls. I think we can all agree it looks brilliant!

The How-To Gal ‘s creative work is something that you can get the whole family involved in making too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• Toilet Paper Rolls- the number depends on how large your creation will be
• Tacky Glue
• Scissors
• Spray Paint
• 3M Wall Mount Squares
• Patience 🙂

Let’s get creative!

1. Gather toilet paper rolls. I used about 28 rolls for this project. Paper towel rolls count for approx. three regular sized rolls.

2. Squish your rolls.

3. Cut slices of the roll to desired thickness. I cut mine into varying 1/2-inch slices and was able to get 12 slices from each roll.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have enough pieces.

5. Begin gluing pieces together. I tried to put most of my glue on the tip of the piece.

6. Attach slices together in the form of a four-petal flower.

7. Your finished flower should look like this. Repeat step 6 until you have five completed flowers. Let dry.

8. Beginning attaching flowers together. The toilet paper rolls are pretty pliable at this point, so attempt to line the petals up exactly to form perfect circles.

9. Attach five flowers together to form a row and then repeat steps 6-9 until you have as many rows as you want. Then glue those rows together. I glued four rows together at a time to create a 5×4 flower grid and ending up making five grids. Finally, I took them out to the garage and spray painted them!

Stand back and admire your art.

For more fun ideas, check out the How-To Girl’s website

For more inspirational toilet roll projects take a peek at Pintrest

If you have any photos of your wall art creations send them to rosehyslop@layhead.co.uk and we’ll share them on our blog.

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