Picture Frame

Again, I originally saw something like this on Pinterest.  I have gotten absolutely addicted to making things with toilet paper rolls.  This is one of my favorites so far.  I started with a whole bunch of empty paper roll tubes.  I cut them into thin strips.  To make the actual picture frame part, I hot glued wooden dowels to the backs of the frames (not over the part where the picture goes).  Then I started by making the star flower shape in the middle and added swirls and loops until I figured out a design I liked. When it was all glued together, I spray painted it dark red to match my living room. It took several hours total, but I really had fun, and I think it ended up looking pretty nice! If you have any questions about it, please leave a comment, and I'll do my best to answer them!

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  1. What kind of paint did you use? This is adorable. I totally want to try it!

  2. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Krylon-Fusion-Hammered-Finish-for-Plastic-Spray-Paint-Choco-Brown/17211072

    This isn't the same color that I used, but it's the same brand. Make sure whatever paint you get will work for plastic (if your frames are plastic like mine). Have fun!

  3. Very creative!! I like it!! I have about a billion tp rolls. I just haven't decided what I want to make yet. I keep getting threats from the hubs about throwing away my stash if I don't do something quick! lol!!

    New follower from the link-up!

  4. Looks great. Great start-up blog you got. I'm your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by and link up to More the Merrier Monday.

  5. Thanks Fifi! My husband tried doing the same thing, but I told him "you can't rush creativity!"

    Thanks Jamie! I will have to link up next Monday! I love all the ideas I saw today.

  6. I love this and want to do it! But I'm having trouble figuring it out. Ok..dowels to the frames, looks like top and bottom...then what do the paper rolls glue to...just each other? Sorry, I feel like a dummy...but I REALLY want to know how to do this! Can ya help me?

  7. Wow! It looks awesome! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you join us again this Wednesday! Happy Thanksgiving!


  8. IMKLVR- The dowels are glued to the tops and bottoms and outsides of the frames. The first paper piece I made was the flower shape in the middle. I glued the pieces together, then glued them to the dowels.

    The next area I did was the inside of the cross shape (above and below the flower). I glued the rolled pieces to the frames, then filled in the space between the frames with an oval.

    Next is the left and right of the flower. I made the pieces next to the flower first, and then glued them to the top and bottom sides of the frames. Then I added the rolls (glued to the frames) and ovals (glued the the rolls) to the other side of those shapes.

    The last part was the rolls along the outer edges of the frames. Those are glued to the frames and the wooden dowels.

    I hope that helps!

    Marie- Thanks and same to you!!

  9. This looks great! I did some toilet paper roll art for my wall and we love it!

  10. Hi Rebekah: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GFC friend. I would love it if you could stop by and be mine, too.
    So is that Florence, Italy, or SC?

    1. I wish I could say Italy, but actually it's Florence, Alabama =)


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