Thursday, August 16, 2012

Toilet Paper Art

Okay, so you all know those Toilet Paper Roll Art Projects popping up all over Pinterest? Yep, I've pinned just about every single one--for nearly a year now--and never actually got around to making one. Don't get me wrong, I loved the idea, but every time I started collecting tubes I'd get a pile of them, then think I just didn't have the time, or that it was more of a "want" not a "need," but most of all--didn't feel I had the time or justification to do something "fun." You see, I have this problem--my husband points it out nearly every day--where I just can't justify doing something fun, or something I WANT to do, or something just for me, until EVERYTHING else in the world is taken care of. Work first, play later--right? Yeah, not so right--I'm discovering that this mentality is more like the formula for a mental breakdown! Haha... 

But, one day I discovered that my sister had made one--and it was beautiful! So I started collecting toilet paper rolls again, because after I saw her creation I knew I really had to have one. :) Eventually I had quite a nice collection of rolls, but I was still having a hard time getting to it--until one day our bathroom flooded and the stress took me over. I was breaking down, and my husband MADE me (yes, MADE me) do something for myself--"ANYTHING babe, just do something that you don't HAVE to do--you'll feel better, I promise." He promised... yeah, Challenge Accepted my friend.

I dug out my stash of toilet paper rolls and salvaged the ones that had been spared from the flood, turned Psych on the TV, and went to work.


I started with flower petals, intended on making flowers, but when I saw all my petals sitting in a pile on the table, I suddenly began creating something completely different than I had planned.


I then found some wire and kept on creating...


Until eventually the project took over my entire worktable! (The worktable which, by the way, my wonderful husband built for my craft corner--boy I love my man)


It needed a little something more--so I spliced another toilet paper roll in half, and with some scissors and wire, made a toilet paper bird!


When I finished, I very carefully (this thing is quite large) carried it to the shop and had fun with some color.


Sparkly, silver butterflies...

 

and a beautiful blue songbird! :)


and the final project!!



Art is man's nature:
Nature is God's art.
~Philip James Bailey

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27 comments:

Carolyn said...

Yours is prettier than mine. You've inspired me to spray paint mine... you can still see the black printing on the TP rolls. :O I love your birdy! (Heather, what does the bird say? TOO TOO)

Mrs Pixie said...

That is stunning!

Liz said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Very creative! Liz

Estella said...

Beeee-YOU-tiful! You, Kellianne, are amazing!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

THat is so cool! I would have never guessed toilet paper rolls!! Way to recycle!

Dree said...

Very nice, one of the better ones i have seen. Love the bird!

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-your-stuff-37-sweet-and-sour.html

Kathryn said...

Wow! Who'dathunk that was made from ordinary TP rolls? I think I need to start collecting them... :)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Looks fantastic! I love recycle projects like this!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original linky party is open.

Jenny Lynn said...

Great wall art! The bird was a really nice touch. The bench, something I want my hubby to make me.

Queen Elisheba said...

This is beautiful!!!!

Kathy Moody said...

Wow, that turned out great! I love it. I've made a wreath from the tp rolls. I need to try this. It's adorable. I need the cute little bird to go with the pic I linked up at Too Cute Tues. LOL

Your newest follower from the party. :)

Kathy @http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

sashkonela said...

Magnificent! The idea is very creative, and well done!

Your newest follower,
Aleksandra

Jill said...

Kellianne that is just stunning! And did you feel better afterwards having done something just for you?? I'm SURE you did - especially after having created this gorgeous masterpiece! Good for you!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Tif said...

I LOVE THAT! I think the fact that you took it a step further is awesome! I'm hoping over from the once a month blog hop! There were so many blogs it's taking me a while to get thru them! Totally worth it! New follower! YAY!

Tif
Ramblings of a Southern Belle
http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

Naptime Review said...

That is a great example of reusing! So creative!
Stopping by from Thee Networking Blog Hop! Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can.

I host Mom's Monday Mingle on Mondays. Love to have you!
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Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional link party! Your post has been featured so head on over and grab a brag button!
http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/08/tuesday-confessional-features_26.html
~Macy

Sarah Evans said...

I saw this featured on Around Tuit - such a wonderful end result using the most thrown away and unused item in the world probably! It looks so lovely.

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

Heidi Fowler said...

Beautiful! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com today (or any time this weekend) and link up! I have been wanting to try that for a while. Thanks for the inspiration. Pinning.

Kimberly Sminkey said...

What a beautiful piece of art! So glad you took the time to do something you didn't have to do, as Mom's and wives it's hard but necessary! Happy mom's equal happy families!

Heidi Fowler said...

I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

I like this idea so much that I'll be pinning it and sharing the pin on Facebook at OneCreativeMommydotcom. Feel free to stop by OneCreativeMommy.com and grab a featured button.

janedoescrapgirl said...

Your art has made it to Australia's and facebook via the dirt girl website.

just amazing and creative. Well done!

I keep putting off my craft till my jobs are done, maybe I shouldn't, as I never get to the craft.

Nicola Trumbull said...

We love this tutorial - it's so clever! We've featured it over on CraftPaperScissors.com :)

http://www.craftpaperscissors.com/toilet-paper-roll-crafts/

puma said...

hey how did you make the stem of the tree and bird

puma said...

so cool

puma said...

let me know how you made the stem and bird please