Monday, May 9, 2011

another rendition

If you've been around here for awhile, you may remember, my tp roll art that I talked about in this post. Well, recently, when I was cleaning up my craft space in anticipation of my family's arrival (!!!) I found I had a bunch more empty rolls stowed away. Brainstorming what I could do with them, I decided to use the same general idea, but instead of wall art, I'd make a wreath.

For my inner layer, I just stapled my pieces together so they were all heading in the same direction. I did this for as many as it took to make the circle the size I wanted it to be.

For my next layer, I just started stapling the pieces together in different leafy-looking combinations. That's the beauty of this project - you really can't mess it up. If you don't like how your combo looks once you staple it on, take it off and re-try.

It took me about 40-50 pieces to make, and I cut 5 pieces per tp roll. So, save up 10 tp rolls and you're in business, people.

Next, I decided to add some paper flowers. For these, I just grabbed a few pieces of tissue paper and then I adapted the Martha Stewart pom-pom instructions to make the bottom side flat. (How to make these pom-pom's is permanently engrained in my mind after making over 50 of them for my wedding.)

I attached them to paper clips to make them easy to connect to the wreath.

I found a little piece of scrap fabric to tie into a bow and voila:

It's a perfect wreath for my entryway, being that my usual one is otherwise occupied.

The other really great thing about this wreath, besides that it was completely free to make, is that it is so light that I was able to use pins to hang it on the wall - no nail holes to patch for this girl!

Maybe you'll think twice before ditching that empty tp roll next time? :)


  1. I think this is so funny that you did this - I had seen it done somewhere and printed it out as an idea to do! I could never figure out a specific design though - a wreath seems brilliant! Do you have any trouble with the weight of the pom pom flowers pulling the TP rolls out of shape? I was curious. :)

  2. Megan, I actually did not experience this issue and I think it's because using the paper clips allowed me to clip them to multiple pieces and this helped to keep the shaped I had intended. Plus, the tissue poms are quite light themselves. Hope you make something fun!

  3. Too cute! funny, family is coming here too and I majorly dumped (i mean cleaned) my craft area.


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