I had a problem. I bought a house. Then, I wanted to decorate the house, but the funds were pretty much used up in the whole ‘bought a house’ thing. So, I started looking for cheap (read, free) ways to decorate my new house. I shared my budget bathroom makeover here. Well, the house had plenty of empty wall space that I just had to fill with something cute. So when I found a toilet paper roll art pin on Pinterest, I was definitely interested. Yes, toilet paper rolls can be beautiful! (and are Free!) Problem solved!
I started collecting toilet paper rolls, which took quite a while. You can also use paper towel rolls, but I pretty much stopped buying those when I switched to cloth napkins. Anyway, I had quite a few toilet paper rolls collected and started to assemble the supplies for my project. I got together my scissors, gluegun, and TP rolls. I’m going to let you in on a little secret here. I am not a ‘measure it out’ kind of girl. Probably because I am impatient and would rather cut, paste, and ask questions later. So, when the tutorial suggested that I measure and mark the size I would like my TP roll rings to be, I decided I would just eyeball it. Turns out, eyeballing it worked well for this project. Disclaimer: Sometimes eyeballing it does NOT work all that well.
After I cut all of my TP rings, I started gluing them together in a star pattern and worked my way outward in a circle until I was out of rings. Then, I decided the project wasn’t quite done, so I had to wait until I had more TP rolls. In the mean time, I purchased a can of maroon-ish spray paint, which is the only cost involved in this project. After a few more sessions of gluing TP rings together, It was time to give my project some color. I took it outside and applied a liberal coat of maroon spray paint. I let it dry for a couple hours outdoors and then hung it on one of my blank walls inside. I am not sure if this is where it will stay, or if I will find this piece of ‘artwork’ a new home. I am planning a gallery wall in the stairway and might incorporate it there somehow.