Let’s get creative!

plasticfree #toiltetrolls #recycle

We had such a great response a couple of years ago to this creative fun, that we thought we’d share it again.

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’s 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 creating!

1 .Gather toilet paper rolls. Approximately 28 rolls were used for this project. Paper towel rolls count for roughly three regular sized rolls.

2. Squish your rolls.

3. Cut slices of the roll to desired thickness. If you cut the rolls into varying 1/2-inch slices you should be able to get 12 slices from each roll.

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

5. Begin gluing pieces together. Try 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. Repeat step 6 until you have five completed flowers. Let dry.

8. Begin 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. Glue four rows together at a time to create a 5 x 4 flower grid which should make five grids. Finally spray paint 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 I’ll share them on my blog.

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