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Creative and decorative wall decor ideas.

Toilet Paper Roll Sunflowers

As most of you know by now, I’m a lover of DIY projects.  My entire apartment is decorated with things I’ve made myself (or tried to make!) and this past week’s project was the bathroom.

I had a huge white space above my toilet that was just begging for some decor.  I wanted something a little more artsy and different than your average square frame, so I decided to make sunflowers out of toilet paper rolls (appropriate for the bathroom, right?)!

These sunflowers are so easy to make and are a great way to use up all those extra toilet paper and paper towel rolls that you have sitting in your recycle bin.  All you need is a pair of good scissors and some glue.

Toilet Paper Roll Sunflowers

Materials:

  • 7-10 toilet paper rolls
  • Paint
  • 2 coffee cups, knitting needle, and tape (optional)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Directions:

  1. Measure the space where you want your flower to be.  You’ll need to know how wide your space is so you know how large to make your flower.  For me, my flower has to fit in a 24” space.
  2. Next I’m going to cut up all my toilet paper rolls.  The amount you need will depend on how big your flower is.  For a flower about 24” wide, I used 7 toilet paper rolls and 1 paper towel roll.  One toilet paper roll should yield you anywhere from 14-16 petals.
  3. To make your petals, flatten your toilet paper roll.
  4. Cut slices about ½ inch wide.  It’s helpful to build your flower as you cut so you don’t cut extra toilet paper rolls that you can use later on!
  5. Here’s my flower so far.  I also have some extra petals just in case.  Make sure you take a picture of your design so you have something to refer to when it’s time to assemble your flower.
  6. I like to paint my petals after I’ve cut them…that way I can paint the cut part of the paper as well.  If you’d rather paint the rolls before you cut them, go right ahead.  Either way will work.
  7. To paint my petals, I turn 2 coffee cups upside down and tape a long knitting needle to the bottom of the cups.  After I paint a petal, I put it on the needle to dry.  The paint washes off the needle with soap and water, but if you’re worried about your needles, you could also use a stick, rod, or pencil to dry your petals.
  8. Once your petals are dry, you can start gluing them together.  With a hot glue gun, add a little dab of glue to one side of the petal and begin creating the inside of your flower.

  9. You can then begin gluing petals between the spaces of your starter flower until it’s as big as you want it to be.

  10. As I began gluing, I decided to make 5 different flowers rather than one large one.

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How to Turn Pie Tins into Wall Art

Pie tarts ain’t just for baking.  Here’s a clever way to display tart pans that you either don’t use anymore or that are just too precious to toss.

I love this idea for cheap and easy kitchen decor.  You could also use pie tarts as unique picture frames or for cool holiday decorations.  If you’re looking to hang the tins on the wall, consider combining average size tins with mini pie tins for a really cool art piece.

Check out various garage sales and thrift stores for worn tins and get crafty!

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Embroidery Hoop Ceiling Art

Sewing seems to come in and out of “style.”  The art of being able to make your own clothes is something I still can’t grasp (I’m about at the level of being able to hem my drapes and pants…).  However, regardless of what’s fashionable, you can always put those strange wooden sewing circles to use by hanging them from your ceiling.  Check it out–

Sweet Idea!

I found this on Apartment Therapy and fell in love!  I want to create a nursery just so I can borrow this idea.  If you don’t want to hang these from the ceiling, you can also arrange different sized wooden rings on your wall.  They’re very light and can easily be hung with a push pin or a small nail.  Use up various scraps of fabric you have lying around or recycle that old well-loved tee shirt that is either too small or too loved to wear in public 🙂

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3D Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial

Okay, so you can only hang so many pictures, right?  And sometimes when you have a large wall space, a framed picture is just to0, well, in the box.  If you want to break free of the wood frame, consider this idea:

Mature Book Worms!

As most of you can tell by now, I have a thing for butterflies…and I also love books.  So what I did here was print out a variety of old book covers and cut out large butterflies that I simply taped on my wall.  Boom.  Unique wall art that’s totally metamorphasized.

Other View…

Close Up

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5 Dollar Cupcake Liner Wall Art

Call me crazy, but I really do not like cupcake wrappers.  I love cupcakes…I love everything about them…but I just think those wrappers are a waste of paper…not to mention they don’t give me the smooth edges I’m looking for when I bake in a pan.

So, what to do with all these wrappers?  How about hanging them on my wall?  Here’s a super cute way to add a splash of color to a white wall (use colored wrappers or wrappers with patterns for a striking piece) or a way to draw attention to a colorful wall.  All you need are a variety of wrappers, a hot glue gun, 4 tiles or canvases, and some creativity.  I think I found a new way to decorate my dining room…

cupcake wrappers!

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How to Make a Message Wall

Looking for something to do with an accent wall?  Take a look at what my sister did on the wall facing the door to her bedroom…

sorry about the flash!

Everyone who has ever come to visit her has signed this wall.  The silhouette in the middle is actually hers from way back in the day.  This is both unique and meaningful…and easily covered if you ever want to repaint.

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How to Hang Art Without Destroying Your Walls

Sure that tacky stuff works some of the time…but what if you don’t want to ruin the back of your poster?  What if you are living in the dorms, renting, or for whatever reason, cannot bang holes in your walls?  What if you don’t want to spend the money for fancy decorating?

Not to worry.  Run over to your closet and grab some wooden pants hangers.

I saw this idea recently on ApartmentTherapy.com and thought it was fantastic.  Hang your art from hangers and let the hangers hang from clear thumbtacks, small nails, or those nifty hooks from 3M.  This idea works best with plastic or fabric art, since paper art will eventually curl.  To prevent curling, either laminate your paper art or flatten it between heavy books every month or so.  You can also glue it to cardboard or harder stock to prevent curling.

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