Saturday, June 15, 2013

DIY: Paper Towel Roll Wall Art

As I prepare to move into my first apartment, at the end of the summer, I've been thinking a lot about what I want to incorporate to make my new space feel like home.  Some DIY wall art felt like a necessity.  

I've had a collection of paper towel & toilet paper rolls lying around from another DIY project- so armed with a stapler, scissors and spray paint I decided to give it a go!

I cut the rolls into 1" rings and worked with the stapler to attach them together, creating more densely packed flower and leaf motifs in areas to add visual interest. To finish it off I sprayed it silver and a clear matte acrylic, to add further stiffness and durability. See the full picture tutorial below.

The 3D wall art created the interesting shadow that I was hoping for.  Hang it on a nail, and change the loop that it rests on until you are satisfied- the variety of orientations create endless works of art!

Enjoy creating fun art for your walls,
Margo Isadora

1.Cut up your tubes into 1" rings.

2. Staple them together. Get creative- the size of the stapler sometimes makes connections difficult. 

3. Continue working until you're pleased with the size of your artwork.

4. Head outside or to an extremely ventilated area to spray!

5. Spray away.  I chose a metallic, but a vibrant color could be a great accent to a white wall.

6. Let dry outside for a day, those spray paint fumes take a while to dissipate.   

7. Hang your new DIY wall art in a cozy spot!

Enjoy the depth it adds to your wall and the beautiful shadows it spreads!


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