Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art. Well that’s a mouthful!
So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it. This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls. You can find the post here. I literally have been saving my rolls for. ever. Here’s what my toilet paper wall art turned into! Ok let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Next, I cut them up.
Then, I took 4 pieces and glued them together using a hot glue gun. Sculptural paper orb lights. It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light.
Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation. Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture. By layering them over plain liners, she was able to create a beautiful effect on these orb lights; the organic, anemone-like shapes look lovely up close, far away, unlit during the day and glowing from within at night.
Materials. Paper Scrap Light / Chandelier. It’s a whopping 70 degrees in Brooklyn right now, so I’m going to get out from under the pile of packing boxes in our house and get some fresh air. Before I head out, I wanted to share this beautiful (and totally genius) DIY light project that graphic designer Gabrielle Guy created for a friend. After moving into a new house and finding an old lantern left behind, Gabrielle decided to cut strips from scrap paper and glue them onto the shade.
Two days later, the result was an incredibly stunning artichoke-like lamp that looks expensive but cost close to nothing. Plastic. Custom Graphic samples. PB Knock Off Candles. Look what just showed up in my brand new Pottery Barn catalog - music candles.
Lovely, but $29 for the largest one? Really? I picked up two pillar candles on sale at TJ Maxx for $2 a piece. You need a light colored candle; Tan, white or ivory are best, but I bought this shaded one and it will work as well. Download the pdfs of music here (tall) or here (wide). Cut the tissue to fit the candle. The tissue takes on the color of the candle. I learned that you can remove the tissue if you change your mind by gently pulling off the paper. Take that, Pottery Barn. Tunnel Vision. I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer.
Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. It's an old paper trick call a tunnel card. I like to frame it in a shadow box and give it to the married couple. You might even get away with not having to buy one of those expensive items on their gift registry. Materials: Printable Gift Bag Templates - Cute Bags with Handles. Make a cute bag like this one with my free printable gift box and gift bag templates.
Free Gift Box Templates - Blank Make a gift bag or box using your own craft paper and card stock. Print one of these templates onto the blank side. Click the box you want to make for further instructions and free template: Easy Peasy Printable Gift Boxes. Making the awesome rose. Embroidered book cover. If you haven’t yet taken a peek at the new Dark Fairytale series, you’re in for a treat!
Urban Threadsters in particular seem to love their myth, lore, and legend, and also seem to share a love of books. And who doesn’t love books? Doily Projects. Delicate, intricate and just plain beautiful, doilies are the perfect fodder for holidays and weddings.
But don't merely set them on tables, as these aesthetic and functional objects have long been used. Rethink them. Use antique doilies — found at most flea markets and thrift stores — or paper doilies as launching points for other amazing crafts, like this doily-imprinted clay plate. Check out Sodapop Design for full instructions on the clay plate. (Warning: They're in German! Cupcake Wrappers If you've jumped on board the cupcake bandwagon and plan to have the tiny cakes at your wedding or fete, add a touch of DIY with these intricate-looking wrappers.