Toilet Paper Roll Art

Today I attempted my own toilet paper roll art project which actually turned out pretty nice. Most examples that I found online were whimsical and curvy but I wanted to do something different and unique. 

I started with the inspiration below which I loosely followed and what I ended up was completely different.


Gather all of the supplies that you would need.  Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls, scissors, hot glue gun and sticks of glue. You could probably use white craft glue but it would take longer to dry and may be a little messy. Also, use a bigger pair of scissors. This will make cutting the rolls easier and give you a straighter line. Mine were a little wonky and tough to cut.

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I started by cutting a couple different heights, arranging and folding them in different ways to see what I liked. This very photo is what sparked the idea of using different roll heights.

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I didn't want the pieces to be round or oval so I decided to go with square. I folded each piece in half lengthwise and then opened it up and folded it in half the other way to create the 4 corners of a square. After creating a handful of squares, I laid them out in different patterns until I found something I liked. Its a really good idea to lay it out before gluing as you may realize you want to try something different.

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Once you have your desired pattern use your glue gun to connect each piece.  Be careful during this part, it can be a little tricky as the hot glue squishes out onto your fingers which can burn you. After you have done a couple it gets fairly easy. 

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Keep gluing until are happy with the final design. You may not need to use all the pieces you cut which is okay as you can save those for the next project. This is my final piece of art below.

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Here it is on the wall . It kind of reminds me of a cloud that gets wispy near the end. I love the geometrical yet fluid look and I think this would be very beautiful in a larger scale or a group of three.

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Typically the finishing touch would be to paint it, but I didn't. The natural colour and texture looked great against the wall colour so I didn't want to ruin that. I might consider using a Matte black or copper colour which will be a project for another day.

Let me know what you think. Have you attempted the project before, if so what did you use for inspiration. I would love to hear from you. 

Word of the Day: Matte

A dull or flat finish. 

AuthorCamille Pacori