Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art

Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it.

This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls. You can find the post here.

I literally have been saving my rolls for. ever. I’ve been holding on to them wanting to create some type of focal wall art and it was finally time to get er done! I wanted to add a mirror to the piece because the kitchen only has a small window and doesn’t get a lot of light so anything that can reflect light I’m all for.

Here’s what my toilet paper wall art turned into!

Ok let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Here’s exactly how I made this beauty happen.
The first thing I did was flatten my rolls and make 1/2″ marks.

Next, I cut them up. I also used paper towel rolls. I didn’t actually count
how many I used but I’m gonna take a guess that I used about 20 TP rolls and 6 PT rolls.

Then, I took 4 pieces and glued them together using a hot glue gun.

I continued doing this until I had about 40.

Then I took the mirror I was going to use (10″ mirror purchased at Joann’s for $8) and placed it on the floor and started adding all the circles around keeping in mind that I wanted to keep it in a circle.

At this point when I looked at it I felt it resembled a snowflake so I had to figure out how to completely round it out. I ended up making something that  looked like a tulip to fill in the spaces. I glued two pieces together about a third in and then another two pieces right on the edge then attached them to the piece.

At this point I made sure all the pieces were glued together using a drop of hot glue between pieces.

Cue great tip: Once it was all glued I blasted my hair dryer on it to melt away all those glue gun strings.

The next step was to spray paint it all and attach a 10″ embroidery hoop to the mirror to give it a finished look and to hold the whole thing together. I used ORB (Oil Rubbed Bronze).

Once everything was attached I used command strips on the back of the mirror and hung it up!

Thanks to the Pinterest Challenge for lighting a fire under my ass!

Check back tomorrow or like Made2Style on Facebook to see how I made those drum lamp shades with just a few materials!

***UPDATE***

The mirror has since found a new home in my friends house and it looks great!!

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71 thoughts on “Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art

  1. This looks really great! I’ve always been hesitant to make any of the tp projects I’ve seen because I worried they would look cheap. But yours looks really, really great! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  2. oh-em-gee!!! are you serious??? this is so cool! wish i knew about the collection of tp rolls…i’ve been saving them for the pre-k teachers!!!! very impressive!!!

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  9. I LOVE this project! I have been saving toilet paper rolls for months waiting for the project DIY, and this mirror may be just that!

  10. I HAVE to do this! I Stumbled Upon this, and decided RightHereRightNow that I’mma start savin’ them rolls! And I really need to join Pinterest…

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    • Ooo how exciting! I hot glued it but you can use gorilla glue too expect that requires clamping and the glue expands which I don’t like but since its so lightweight hot glue worked just fine! Good luck! I’d love to see it!

      xo Cindy

      • Did u glue the embrodery hoop in front of the mirror or behind it ima kinda scared to do this step:( I don’t know how I would glue it since the glue dries so quick lol and where would the master piece be glued on the embrodery hoop? Sorry for sooo many question I’m kinda nervous lol

      • No worries!! It is def tricky because it just barely fits but I glued it in front of the mirror and before I glued it I laid it exactly how I wanted it then put the glue on just the sides of the hoop, like half moons. Then carefully lay it there may be one side where the hoop is sticking off just a bit but it’s really not noticeable once it’s up! I’m here if you need me!! Lol

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  16. Love your creative work. Just a thought…how about spray painting the base of the lamps and the dresser hardware bronze? So all the metals are the same color. Add a wide band of bronze colored ribbon to the top and bottom of the lamp shades?
    Yes, I spend too much time on decorating ideas. Forgive me:-)

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  18. I don’t like to be wasteful and it excites me to come across a project that makes use of something that is thrown out in abundance in my household of 6! The end results look spectacular. If you didn’t know you’d never guess what the wall art is made of!

  19. Love your mirror project and just about ready to make one for my daughter’s new house. One question, do you glue the TP rolls to the mirror or the embroidery hoop. Just a little confused if everything is hooked together or the scroll work is just an accent around a hung mirror. Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Donna,
      So once the rolls are all glued and the hoop is glued to the mirror I then glued the design to the edge of the hoop. You can use the tiny clear command strips hooks to hang it up since it’ll be a bit wonky…they are TP rolls after all ha! Hope this was helpful! You could also check other comments for any other things you might not be sure about!
      xo

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  24. I have been watching all toilet paper art work on Pinterest and the possibilities are endless, you’re work is another example. AMAZING!!!!!

  25. I finally got the guts to try with the mirror! I experimented with some free style looks first. My question… My hoop seems to be a tiny bit larger then the mirror. I am afraid, the hoop will not lay flat if I glue the tp rolls going around the mirror. I was thinking maybe glue them to the wooden hoop??? Have u ever had this issue ?

    • Yay!! I had the same issue…the mirror is the slightest bit bigger than the hoop but I glued my rolls to the edge of the hoop not the mirror. You want the rolls to come right up to the edge of the hoop so everything looks seamless! You will see a little gap between the mirror and the hoop in some places when you glue but it won’t be noticeable once it’s hung…good luck!!

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  30. I am making the toilet paper roll mirror but I can not find embroidery hoops. Any ideas for what else I may be able to use instead. Also. What do I do
    Glue the tips of my toilet paper rolls to the mirror
    Help??? Ty

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