Faux Iron Gate made from Toilet Paper Tubes!


A great way to recycle and decorate at the same time! Strips of toilet paper tubes are quilled by rolling them around the end of a paint brush.
faux iron gate made from toilet paper tubes, crafts, fences, repurposing upcycling
faux iron gate made from toilet paper tubes, crafts, fences, repurposing upcycling
faux iron gate made from toilet paper tubes, crafts, fences, repurposing upcycling
Susan Myers

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  • Sarah
    on Apr 7, 2016

    How many did it take

  • Kathleenwalsh
    on Apr 27, 2016

    WOW thats takes a lot of determination and creativity.Beautiful Job.What happens if it rains ?

    • Susan Myers
      on Apr 28, 2016

      @Kathleenwalsh Thank you! This piece is entirely made from cardboard. It is meant as an indoor wall hanging.

    • Vicki Prullage Murray
      on Aug 13, 2016

      What a creative mind you have!! Love it!

    • Kathleenwalsh
      on Aug 14, 2016

      Sorry didn't mean to be a downer ! but it is Beautiful

    • Kathleenwalsh
      on Sep 30, 2016

      I just got this again in my mail box. I looked at it and thought What happens if it rains,History repeating itself ! it still is a beautiful piece with a lot of determanation you did a great job !!

  • Bronxgirlcl
    on Jan 7, 2017

    Could I use wrapping paper rolls as well as paper towel rolls and do I need to make a wooden frame to start? Thanks

    • Susan Myers
      on Jan 7, 2017

      You certainly could use paper towel rolls! As for a wooden frame, the finished piece is surprisingly sturdy. However, I did use Balsa wood for the three long straight pieces.

  • Bronxgirlcl
    on Jan 29, 2017

    I can't figure out how to cut the rolls. I've unrolled the papers but can't get the look . I've cut the rolls the long way and the short way and i still can't get the same size rolls.

    • Susan Myers
      on Jan 29, 2017

      I glued several strips together in order to get some of the longer curls. Depending on what I used it for, I cut the rolls the short way for tight curls and the long way for longer ones . Hope that helps.

  • Vicky Beavers Meloy
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Hi. How long (for the most part) are the strips?
  • Kay
    on Apr 6, 2018

    I am in awe of your craftsmanship!

    What did you use for the larger metal looking parts a the bottom of the gate?

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