Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Recycled Wreath Tutorial


My love and passion for toilet paper rolls is soaring to new heights this week! I have been filming and creating non stop for my Haute Holidays online class the last couple of days and this means I am in full holiday mode and trying to find new ideas and projects to share! And this also means finding new and different ways to put toilet paper rolls to use! (I promise my next tutorial will not involve anything related to toilet paper!)

Today, I had the bright idea to make a non traditional wreath from cut up cardboard rolls.




Start by cutting the cardboard rolls into sections- varying in width.



Line up the sections into a circle- this could be small (even ornament size) medium or even really large!


Glue each section together and start forming the shape of the wreath.



Once the wreath is complete, begin to make small circled from the rolls or even from cardboard boxes- roll strips up into a circle.


Add smaller circles to the inside of the larger ones


Build up your wreath with as many circles as possible.
Once you are satisfied hang it on the wall!!
(Optional- paint it, give it a layer of gloss, add a bow, add cardboard shapes!)
I ended up painted my wreath black to match my living room decor!




18 comments:

  1. This is like a modern day version of quilling. I'd enjoy this wreath year round. Thanks for the fun idea. I've been collecting toilet rolls not realizing what I would use them for. This is the second project in 24 hours that I've seen using toilet rolls -- I think it is a sign! Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. now i know exactly what project i will do with my 2 year old. thank you for the tutorial.

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  3. Ooh I love this! I can't wait to make one. I'll be linking as well. i jsut love your projects!

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  4. so great! Cannot wait to try this, thanks!

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  5. Wow, this is such a cute idea! I love that you can spray it any color you want and make it match anything, and it wouldn't cost a dime! So cute...LOVE IT!

    Anne

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  6. awesome idea...now i will have to start collecting rolls! Thanks for the idea.

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  7. That wreath is REALLY cool. Ingenious!!

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  8. This is wonderful -- I'm going to try one with my kindergarten students!

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  9. Perfect! We are so into toilet paper rolls right now, it's not even funny. :)

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  10. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this tutorial, the idea is very versatile! I think I'll do a few of these in different sizes for a grouping...

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  11. mspat3:39 PM

    Circles are so what it is all about,
    so many philosophical thoughts. I love circles. Wonderful application.

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  12. Love this so much!!! Gonna do it for mom's living room... Thanx

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  13. I just happened to come across your blog today. I love it! I am trying this toilet paper wreath first!

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  14. i love everything you make.this is what i made from paper rolls. http://bisozozo.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-artwork.html. (hope you like it!).keep up the fantastic work!

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  15. very well written and organized tutorials…its indeed a great help for beginners like me to keep up the interest and at the same time learn this important subject.
    Paper Core

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  16. What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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