In my own words: Pinterest 7: Toilet paper roll art Oooohhhhh myyyyyy GOODNESS this one took forever! Man. I've even made toilet paper wall art before, you'd think I would learned my lesson. That one too forever too, mostly because I was dumb and painted it by hand with a junky paintbrush after I had glued it all together. But I wanted something fancier. I used the balsa as the frame for my art, cutting it with a craft knife thing. Then, for the curly parts I cut the toilet paper roll once lengthwise and then cut strips roughly the same depth as the wood width wise. Oh gosh. But... Anyway, then I came to the really hard part. Coming up with a design. I didn't want to copy anyone else's work so I was trying to come up with my own look that wasn't totally lame. That was the part that took the longest if I'm being honest. But things eventually started to come together and a short million hours later I was about done and hadn't taken any more pictures. Sorry about that. However you choose to do it, eventually you'll be ready to paint. Or are we...?
How to Make a Snowstorm November 25th, 2013 Email 355 users recommend Say goodbye to hand-cut snowflakes taped to windows. Jeff Rudell A guestroom plays host to a man-made snowstorm. Hung like beaded curtains in front of windows, these snowflakes make a subtle, modern, and whimsical addition to any seasonal room décor. Photo: Jeff Rudell A friend of mine visiting from the tropics wanted, more than anything, to see snow. So, in contrast to my chandelier post, I offer a low-skill, high-impact project sure to surprise your guests (and your family) and help put you in the spirit of the season (regardless of whether the weather is cooperating with you or not). View 4 member project galleries posted in: Stay connected with CraftStylish We dare you to make your own gifts and decorations this holiday season! Find inspiration and exciting how-to projects to get you through the holiday season in DIY style.
Revolutionaries: A Project for Fall! Hello my blog friends! I'm so pumped to share a project I finished today! It's simple, cheap, quick, and fall-y (yes, that is a word). Anyway... Why? [Side note: please pin from the original source so the credit goes to the right person! But I also love projects involving trees/branches like these: Then, I saw this yesterday and even though it's not made from toilet paper rolls, I thought, hmm.... color behind the toilet paper rolls? So basically... What you need: 1. 3. How to do it: 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. It's so.. fall. And I love that I used things I already had in my craft stuff and I recycled toilet paper rolls! Would it be bad to keep it up all year? Update: here are some more pictures that I took in better lighting! Looking for more toilet paper projects?
Les bonnes idées recyclées ! Vos rouleaux de papier toilette... - Blog de Madiwi Tout sur le rouleau de papier toilette ! Vous avez adoré les idées de recyclage de boîtes à oeufs, et donc on continue à recycler les bonnes idées pour vous. Cette semaine, collectez vos rouleaux de papier de toilettes pour faire une décoration simple et DIY de Noël ! Inutile de dépenser encore dans des décorations de Noël hors de prix qu’on ne retrouvera plus l’année prochaine ou qui ont moise au fond de la cave, quand on voit tout ce qu’on peut faire avec de simples rouleaux de papier toilette ! Le calendrier de l’avent en rouleaux de papier toilette Dans quelques jours c’est le mois de décembre, il est grand temps de penser à son calendrier de l’avent. cabaneaidees.com / stephainebricole Toute la décoration en rouleaux de papier toilette On trouve tout un tas d’idées de couronnes de Noël faite en lamelles de rouleaux pliées, vous pouvez les assemblez avec un point de colle ou des agrafes toujours, en faisant des formes totalement différentes. www.lemadblog.com
Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn Recently a commenter asked what they could do with all the old newspapers they had piling up. With enough time, patience, and newspapers you can create newspaper yarn. From the design studios of Greetje van Tiem and her “Indruk” project she can purportedly spins 20yds of “yarn” from a sheet of old newspaper. Similar to our post on Plarn, newspaper yarn can be woven into varying degrees of complexity to construct anything from curtains, to rugs, netting throws, or even upholstery. This great craft can create usable additions around the home and is a upcycle for your Sunday Post. Of course the question is "how to spin newspaper yarn?" You will need: ScissorsNewspaperSpindle 1) Take a full sheet from your paper and fold in to about fourths. 2) Cut half inch strips along the width of this folded paper. 3) Create a “lead” with your first strip by twisting it up tightly with your fingers. 4) Wrap the lead around the base of your spindle to begin the process. More Recycled Craft Ideas
Faux Metal Wall Art (Including FREE patterns!) bySusan MyersonAugust 31, 2012 This faux metal wall art project was originally published on The Sitcom in December 2010, and was recently featured in the August issue of Crafts ‘N Things Magazine. Who knew that a bunch of toilet paper tubes and an idea would become so big? I’m so glad that you stopped by to check out this fun tutorial! It is the most popular craft project on the Sitcom! So let’s make something with toilet paper tubes! Yep, I said toilet paper tubes. I mentioned to my family that I’m collecting toilet paper tubes for use on some projects that were bouncing around in my head. They hand them to me when I least expect them, neatly packaged in Kroger bags, fully confident that whatever I have in mind for them is worth the extra effort. At Christmas, I was given a bag of them along with my Christmas present. I decided to try my hand at mixing some quilling techniques and toilet paper tubes to come up with some faux metal wall art to spice up my Southwestern theme kitchen.
How To: Make Typographic Gift Wrap & Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men & Keywords: paper, how-to, craft, design This year, I vowed to only make or buy handmade holiday gifts for my friends and family, and I've kept to it so far. But wrapping these gifts in commercial paper didn't seem to make much sense, so I wanted to create some handmade gift wrap to match. I happen to think a gift wrapped in newsprint is actually quite attractive, and love the look of text on a package, but wanted to put in a little more effort. So I came up with a cool option that's clean, masculine, and maintains the typographic look of the newsprint. Plus, it eliminates the need for any "to:/from" tags, as the recipient's name is right there in tasteful type. Once I figured it out, it was actually quite easy and quick - less than ten minutes per gift. Here's how to do it: Materials and Tools 1. 2. 3. 4a. 4b. 5. 6. Happy Holidays!
What to do With a Blank Canvas This: I love a blank canvas. It's just full of so many possibilities! For this one, I just modgepodged some pages I ripped out of a thrifted book to the canvas. Out Of A Nutshell Out Of A Nutshell Coconut Shell - As A Craft Material Despite this initial setback, coconut shell does seem like it has potential as a crafting material - it's reasonably hard, seems more or less grainless and (judging by the piece I tested, below) it looks like it ought to polish up nicely once all the fuzz is sanded away. If you've got any ideas about things I could make from coconut shell, please feel free to drop me a line. I like coconut - I was opening one the other day and started wondering what I could make out of the tough, durable shells. i decided to try to make a French Knitting bobbin... So I started by draining the water from an unopened coconut, then cutting out a circular hole in one end, using a holesaw in my drill press. I cut a smaller hole in the opposite end Then I marked a line around the equator of the shell - by holding a pencil at the right level, then rotating the nut against it on a flat surface. What Went Wrong content nutshell
Faux Metal Filigree Frame Tutorial My youngest daughter got married last month and I now have a new son-in-law. And I thought it would be nice to put together a hand-made frame for some of her nicer photos of the two of them together. So naturally, my mind went to toilet paper. Oh wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. So the idea of a Faux Metal Filigree Frame was born. For this project I used: (4 ea.) About 20 Toilet Paper Tubes (2 ea.) 3/8″ wide dowels about 36″ long each (Purchased from my local craft store) Hot Glue White Gloss Spray paint A ton of patience The first step was to take the frames apart, separating the glass and cardboard backing from the actual frame. Once they are laid out the way you want them, cut the dowels to hot glue on the backs of the frames. Carefully turn your piece over. Now cut the toilet paper tubes once length-wise, then mark 1/4″ lines along the width of the tube so that your strips will have a curl. The pattern for my frame was made up as I went. Be sure to glue to the frames as you go.