decorative wall art, made out of toilet paper rolls
My wall space above our French doors were bare and needed some pop. I had come across The How-To Gal blog’s page, and knew I had to make this.
Below is the finished product after working on this for about a week (spray painted it silver).
After a month, my wall art décor started to sag and droop in the middle, and it was not pleasing to the eye. With all the hard work I put into this tedious project, it needed to be salvaged. The answer, “framing the art itself!”
So as you can see below, I bought some square dowels, that can be bought at Lowe’s Home Improvement for about 98 cents a yard. I used a hot glue gun to hold together the structure.
The picture below showed my first attempt at making a frame around the toilet paper wall art. I had used Aileen’s Tacky glue. Although it adheared well.. the hot glue gun was much faster to work with.
The final product? Much better, it’s defined and has structure! I was very proud of myself.
** What I have learned on my second time around **
– I used a large paper cutting board to help speed up the process of making each of the rolls into individual strips. The board really helped with making the strips even and clean.
– Regular Elmer’s glue is just as good as Aileen’s tacky glue, to glue the toilet paper pieces. The regular glue takes a little longer to dry.
– I used a hot glue gun, to stick the dowel to the art, because it was much easier and faster to use.