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Paper Towel Roll Art into Bohemian Rustic Peacock

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Give this upcycled art a try… and see how paper towel roll art gives life to a peacock. Easy explanation; Paint, cut, roll and glue them..
Time: 2-3 Hours Difficulty: Easy
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Yes.. I will go into more detail. However, I wrote that sweet sum up to convince you, how easy these paper towel roll art can be. Such beauty in something so insignificant in our every day lives that we (girls 😉 ) have in abundance.
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For the breakdown of the Peacock, start by saving some paper towel rolls. You can even use toilet paper rolls, if that doesn’t disgust you.
For the base of the Peacock, I used an old piece of light pressed wood. I painted the wood backing in white and distressed it for a rustic appeal meets Bohemian.
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Paint the rolls in shades of turquoise, blue, green, and yellow.
Your going to cut some of them in whole circles, or what will be the feather shape. Just flatten the turquoise rolls down so that you will to be able to cut even widths right off of the edges. They should be similar to a shape of a leaf.
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I used about 1/2 an inch for all of the widths of the strips for the paper towel roll art.
To make longer swirls in blue and turquoise, you will need to cut the rolls right up the side. Continue to cut them in the same direction to make long strips. Look at the top left corner of the picture above.
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Place your leaf shape (feather) down onto your surface of choice. I glued them with E6000 glue and a dab of hot glue for a quick stick.
Roll or wind your strips of blue and turquoise into circle swirls and hot glue into your feather.
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Touch up the outsides with paint.
All of the patterns including the face, I used basic cuttings to create the paper towel roll art into a Peacock. I’d like to give this a try with other birds. What animals do you think this technique would work for?
Visit my website www.viralypcycle.com for more upcycled art.

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Got a question about this project?

  • Jae
    Jae Greeley, CO

    What a great idea! You've really taken recycling to a new level!

  • Kelleysdiy
    Kelleysdiy Palm Springs, CA

    love,love,love

  • Michele Mcmahan

    I love the zebra idea from Pixels wisteria. I'm going for a Fox.

  • Kitblu
    Kitblu Canada

    Grackles may seem to be a homely bird but their feathers are a mix of black and iridescent colours. Pigeons (doves) also have an interesting mix of coloured feathers. Then there are owls, so many owls, such a mix of subtle colours.

  • Angela Stevens
    Angela Stevens Louisville, KY

    Did you paint them after the cut and did you use brush or foam brushes? They painted so well and the colors are so pretty. Great job.

    • Heather Christian Iglesias
      Heather Christian... Williamsburg, VA

      Hi Angela, Thanks. I think I painted prior to cutting, and did touch up once they were glued down. I rarely use foam brushes, so probably artist type brush.

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