Wall Art Made From Recycled TP Tubes
I'm a big fan of crafting with recycled items. 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.
This project costs just pennies to make and makes a bold statement on your wall!
For this project I used toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, balsa wood strips and glue.
I started by cutting the 3/8″ balsa wood strips into 10″ long pieces to form my squares and then glued them together with tacky glue. The paper towel tubes were used for the straight pieces. I simply cut along the length of the tube, flattened it out and used a scrap of the balsa strips to measure 3/8″ strips cut lengthwise from the tube.
The toilet paper tubes were cut in 3/8″ strips across the width of the tube to keep the curl. Simply cut along the length of the tube, flatten out and mark 3/8″ strips across the width. This will result in 3/8″ curls.
I curled the cardboard with the end of a paintbrush where I wanted curls and used the tacky glue to glue it as I went. For the free patterns for this project, see my website link below.
Once they were completed and dry, I then spray painted them with metal-look paint. Unless you get up close and personal and actually touch them, they look totally like metal. But didn’t cost nearly the price.
For more details on this project, the free patterns and more wall art ideas using toilet paper tubes, see my website link below!
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