Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Altered Toilet Paper Roll

Each month on SOC we are being challenged to alter a different item.  For the month of February the challenge was to alter a toilet paper roll.  Yep, you read correctly...a toilet paper roll.

Here is my creation.  It's a simple ornament/flower which can actually be used now, as part of a bit of "Spring Happiness."  I chose blue because I love this shade and I have 2 more shades each one lighter than the last and thought it would be cute to make one in each color to hang in my craft room.

This ornament/flower was very simple to make.  Here are the steps:

  • 1 Toilet Paper Roll
  • Glitter
  • Wet glue that dries fairly quickly.
  • Colored floss
  • Paper Piercer
  1. Flatten toilet paper roll
  2. Mark at about ever 1/2 inch or a little less
  3. Cut at each 1/2 mark spot, to create the petals.
  4. Adhere together 1 petal at a time with the wet glue.  Be sure to hold together each set of petals to make sure they adhere to one another. 
  5. Poke hole through top petal, using paper piercer. Thread floss through hole and tie a knot.  Be sure to leave a loop on top of the petal for ease of hanging.
  6. Next apply glue to the edges/outer layer of a petal or two.
  7. Pour glitter over petal (I poured over a tray with a spout so I could easily pour the glitter back into the container).  
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all petals are covered. 
Ideas to note:  I love the little bubbles of glitter created by clumps of glue.  Also, try painting the petals or covering with patterned paper and/or adding bling for a unique look. 

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