Living in Singapore has been fabulous, but it has put a little damper on my creative side. Not having all my wonderful craft tools readily available at my finger tips has been giving me anxiety, but finally I found a project that is simple enough for me to do while overseas without having to spend $$$ on tons of new $upplies. I am serious when I say this project is LOW BUDGET, but it does take a little time collecting the necessary supplies.
- Toilet Paper Rolls
- Hot Glue Gun
- Spray Paint
Step 1. Collect as many toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls you can get your grubby little hands on. The more the better in my opinion… I used approximately 15 toilet paper rolls and 6 paper towel rolls for my wall flower. Be sure to remove all excess paper from the roll.
Step 2. Flatten the rolls so you can cut them into 1-inch circles (petals). There is no need to measure exactly! I cut the roll in half and then cut each half in half again, until I reached my desired size.
Step 3. Continue to cut rolls until you have reached your desired amount. It’s ok if they are not all cut perfectly even. The different sized rolls and different length cuts will add dimension to your piece.
Step 5. Continue to build off the 5-point star, creating whatever shape and size flower you like. I recommend experimenting with the “petals” before glueing any of them together. Play with it and see what design you like best. Once you have picked a basic formation take a picture of it so you can reference it when you glue it together.
Step 6. Start glueing the petals together. I used a hot glue gun, but you could use any type of glue you prefer. (I like the hot glue gun, because it is instant gratification.)
Notes: Be sure to build your flower on a flat surface to keep it even and level. Feel free to place your “petals” wherever you see fit.
Step 7. Once your piece is finished being built, it is time to paint. Pick whatever color suits your fancy. I recommend using a spray paint so it will easily coat in between the “petals”, but again I am sure any paint you prefer will do the trick. I was hanging this specific piece to a white wall so I chose a pop of color to accent the room, but next time I might mount it to a large canvas painted a fun color and make the flower white for a fun modern look. The possibilities are endless!
Step 8. I recommend at least 3 coats depending on how much your rolls absorb the paint. You want to cover all of the top and outside of the flower. Try to get inside and in between the “petals” as well. This was a little more difficult than I imagined.
Here is mine so far… I still want to make it bigger and possibly add a smaller flower branching off this larger one, but I will have to wait until I collect more rolls.
Have fun creating!
I continued adding to my wall flower as the weeks went on. Here is a picture of the final product.