I have been repining on Pinterest all these amazing recipes and crafts. Only problem it’s been 6 months and I only actually made one recipe and till this post I didn’t make a single craft. So my dear friends I finally conquered a Pinterest craft and truth be told it was a total success!
- Trusting Glue Gun—Ad Tech Pro 100
- Hot Glue
- Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Rolls
- Paint & Brushes
Cutting up Toilet/Paper Towel rolls—If you cut them an inch wide you end up with the perfect amount each time.
Once you get them all cut. I laid the out to get an idea of what I could possibly do with them. I couldn’t decide if I had enough. My advice is start saving rolls early!
Up next it’s deciding on what colors you want to paint things—think of what room you want it to decorate! I am buying a house so naturally I already have my color schemes all picked out. This project will be hanging in my future living room once I repaint and remodel. I decided on a brown canvas. I repainted it 3 times with acrylic paint (the cheap stuff at the craft store). My paint was a few years old, but still worked just fine.
Painting the toilet/paper towel cut outs. This part took me the longest—like 3 hours. It was NEVER ending, but I prevailed. I was watching a movie during so it wasn’t too bad. I mixed a few paints together to get the color I wanted—I don’t recommend this it’s super hard to duplicate when you run out of paint. I had to remake my color about 5 times
When I finished painting a piece I laid them on wax paper—this part I do recommend. They were really easy to take of later and it didn’t mess up my painting job.
Once everything is painted and dried the fun part begins. You finally get to lay out your design and glue them on! I hot glued each end and stuck them on.
After you get them all firmly fixed—stand back and admire your eco-friendly wall art and it’s awesomeness. It will make all your friends jealous!
Emily works during the week at Hotmelt.com, which has a vast selection of hot melt glue guns, hot glue sticks, hot melt dispensing equipment, nozzles & accessories. The weekends are when she gets to use her mad hot glue skills on fun craft projects!
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