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.


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.


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


Jamie from See You There [edit: no longer available] designed this classy wreath that's dressed for the holidays with waxed paper flowers, gold balls, and grosgrain ribbon.


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


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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