Monday, June 11, 2012

30 Days of Flowers - Day 11 - Get Patriotic With TP Rolls

Cardboard - TP- Rolls - Recycled Into Patriotic Flowers

Who doesn't have a few extra cardboard rolls leftover from their TP or paper towels? Rather than tossing them, make something nice.
My pictures didn't come out as well as I had hoped but at least maybe you get the idea and it will inspire you.

For those of you who have never worked with these the supply list is pretty basic:

  • Cardboard rolls ( clean off any paper remnants)
  • Scissors
  • Tacky Glue
  • Beads or misc. embellishments
  • Spray Paint (use a mask to be safe)
  • Imagination
Step 1:
  • One standard size TP roll should give you 6 nice even cuts to make a flower. Pinch the roll just slightly to get your cuts straighter 
Step 2:
Once you have your cuts, slightly pinch each end so they come to a nice point and begin to glue them together. Use as few or as many as you want to make the desired flower shape.

Step 3:
Paint. I use Krylon spray paint, either flat or glossy, but depending on which one you choose make sure you wait for it to completely dry or the glue and paint will clump up as you connect them together.
Step 4:

Glue the flowers together to form a circle if you want to make a wreath, add the beads and then glue the next layer. You will have to stagger them a bit and adjust them so they connect properly, otherwise it will fall apart. Tacky glue is the best I have found for this. Elmer's glue eventually comes loose and hot glue is a pain in the behind dealing with all the strings.

I am sure many of you have worked with these before. I first tried them last year for the Holidays. They are super easy and with a little paint and glitter it is almost impossible to tell what they are made from.

I made a version of these for Christmas last year and sold them at my craft show. I also used them as gift tags.

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