Monday, September 19, 2011

TP Tube Wall Art

If you filed away the idea of making cardboard wall decor after seeing Suzy Myers' surprising faux iron scrollwork, now is probably the time to be saving up a supply of toilet paper tubes. I noticed a commercial for the Scott's Naturals tube-free variety a few nights ago, and realized cardboard rolls may soon be a thing of the past. The ad is a wonder of tp roll skyscrapers and such... wish I could share it with you here, but alas, no one has posted it on YouTube yet. (But it seems even tp rolls can stir up controversy, as you'll see in this video!)

Leaving that behind, I didn't have to look far to find lots of inspiring cardboard tube decorating ideas.

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Here's a terrific family tree idea and tutorial by a young mom who blogs from Alaska at No Dime Design. Inspired by an image in a Bed Bath and Beyond circular, she used paper towel/tp rolls to shape branches and leaves.

This pretty wreath tutorial is from Creative Jewish Mom, Sara Rivka.

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From The How-To Gal, turquoise wall art that she rightly calls trash to treasure.

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Jamie from See You There designed this classy wreath that's dressed for the holidays with waxed paper flowers, gold balls, and grosgrain ribbon.

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The full tutorial (including how to make the flowers) is on her blog along with this clever idea for a rustic package adornment.

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I wish this picture was clearer, but am sure you can still make out the gorgeous medallion. Created by Karen at Tibble Fork, it's a gigantic pièce de résistance!
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23 comments:

Maureen said...

Wonderfully creative. Great spotlights.

SUGANTHI said...

Thanks for all the links Ann, I loved the medallion.

Jamie @ See You There! said...

Thank you for including my wreath! It was so fun and easy to create. There are some gorgeous ideas here, that medallion is amazing!!

creativejewishmom/sara said...

Thanks so much for sharing my wreath! Love your site, and would love to see you at my weekly linking party, Craft Schooling Sunday, always lots of great inspiration in the features. all the best!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

I've been seeing a lot of these TP and PT tube faux ironwork pieces recently but I thing you've really shown some of the best one's yet! I also really love those other ideas- the family tree and the wreath especially!

The How-To Gal said...

I love all of these great ideas! Who knew there were so many ways to use TP rolls?? :)

Irene said...

These are some of the best tp tube ideas I've seen! Thank you for posting them. :)

No Dime Design said...

Thanks for featuring my Family Tree. It is an honor to be on your site and grouped among all these other amazing bloggers!

LainyArt said...

Gorgeous! These would all look beautiful on my wall. I just love the airy feel.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

absolutely fascinating what people will do with 'things'! Looks fantastic; great examples. Thanks for sharing Ann.

Ann said...

Love this. I even have a collection of TP rolls so I can get started right away :) I don't know which I want to do first the tree or the wreath

Sandy D said...

WOOOOOW! Who knew? That is fabulous! Creativity is such a beautiful thing! I especially love the tree. Great post, as always!

Melissa said...

So cool, and a much better use for TP rolls than a dog chew toy. Ha! I'm in love with the awesome little topper on the present, and that medallion is just stunning!

Neelima said...

Wow....... this is a brilliant idea of using the tubes :)

Leanne said...

I simply love this idea. I ought to try something for X'mas.

Szalonaisa's Wonderland - quilling designs said...

Beautiful way of recycling :)

chillin with Quillin said...

Such gorgeous art, love them all, thanks for sharing!!!!
Paula

Anonymous said...

How creative and amazing, I loved all the examples!! We here in Australia call that reverse garbage, I think in the US it has another name.
You've got to love paper!!
Licia

Anonymous said...

I just love these ideas they are so inspiring,have to start saving up tp rolls so i can try one of these great project's asap!!!.

Anonymous said...

How do you affix the TP artwork to the wall? Just curious. I'd love to create a variation of your idea in my own home. LOVE IT!!!! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations!! Thank you for sharing such talent and genius decor ideas!

Anonymous said...

I guess I will have to quit giving my empty toilet paper rolls to my dogs! Great ideas!

Jana Butler said...

Oh my goodness! I'm saving my tp rolls now. No time to waste! Love the ideas! Thank you, thank you!!!

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