Sunday, October 7, 2012

Crafts made with toilet paper rolls..Green crafts!

Let's face it, if you have kids, you have a TON of these toilet paper rolls hanging around the house-JUST in case you might find something to do with them, right? I thought I'd look and see what crafts can be made inexpensively with them as we don't have a lot of money to spend for supplies in our home...

If you're good with a razorblade or Exacto, you could try your hand at collages inside the tube like this talented woman Anastassia Elias makes:

It looks like she seperates the layers of cardboard where she needs them and leaves them attached on one side or more. This must really take some time and a steady hand!

This inspired blogger at My Plum Pudding makes streamers, noise blowers and parade shakers with hers. So bright and fun!

Alisa Burke gives a tutorial on her blog on how to turn the rolls into little monsters-GREAT for a Halloween craft!

 My favorites though have to do with wall art. At Modern Day Moms there are several links to different ways you can turn the toilet paper rolls into easy flowery wall decorations. You can also change the paint to give different textures such as metal or flocked!

Hope this gives you some "out of the box" ideas on how to inexpensively craft with this staple we ALL have lying around! Happy Crafting!


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