The Art of the Toilet Paper Roll

by Chris on May 4, 2011

Ahhhh….the master bedroom. It has eluded me for years, and I’m still trying to tackle it. It all comes down to one final element—art above our bed. I didn’t want to spend any much money; I was dealing with some difficult dimensions, and I wanted it to be VERY simple. How’s that for easy?

Here was my plan of attack–toilet paper or paper towel rolls. I tried using some wrapping paper rolls, but they were a little too thick to cut through easily, and they didn’t measure the same in width as the t.p. That stands for toilet paper—we’re tight like that.

toilet paper rolls

I measured out the rolls by about 1 1/2” marks and cut them into their little strips. Once they’re all cut out, I glued the joints of them together. I used hot glue because I knew I’d be painting them. Plus, it’s waaaaay faster.

paper towel rolls

I’ve seen them attached and arranged in a variety of ways, but I was very careful not to make mine too flowery. I didn’t really want flowers, but I did want a soft pattern. (The canvas was from Michaels for $15—it remains unpainted.)

paper roll art

I took the rolls/now shapes to the basement and spray painted away. I would highly recommend using primer for this. Obviously, these suckers soaked up the paint. I followed up with some glossy white paint.

just a girl paper roll art

So here it is. Toilet paper wall art. For $15.00.

paper roll art

Because my bedding and curtains have gray in them, I liked that the insides of the shapes throw off a bit of a gray tint. If you’re looking for a more solid color, I would look into painting them a little more carefully inside—perhaps with a paint brush?

just a girl toilet roll art

I’ll probably still play around with the shape of it. They’re easy to move around since I just attached with a little dollop (I like that word) of hot glue. When I get tired of it, I can throw out the rolls and reuse the canvas.

just a girl toilet paper art

toilet paper art

There’s some pretty good t.p. art out there. Googling it will provide you with a number of pictures, and you can just go from there. No “big reveal” of the bedroom just yet. Still some things to do, but THAT was a biggie.

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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims May 4, 2011 at 2:24 am

this is so cool! I think it's my favorite toilet paper art I've seen yet! :)

Jan August 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

This is very nice! I wonder about spraying them gold for my Christmas tree which I have almost no ornaments for . I think I am going to try this.
So great how trash can become treasure!

Would also make a great topper for any gift !

Jennifer May 4, 2011 at 2:29 am

Your sheets are incredible and the t.p. art is actually beautiful!
I'm saving it for my inspiration folder!

Don & Sarah May 4, 2011 at 2:32 am

I love this! That is such a fun idea!

N. May 4, 2011 at 2:32 am

I love this!

Debbie May 4, 2011 at 2:38 am

That is so interesting and pretty! What an amazing idea.

craftycreative May 4, 2011 at 2:38 am

What an awesome idea and a great way to recycle too!

Green Door Girl May 4, 2011 at 2:49 am

What a great idea – this turned out beautiful!

Amanda May 4, 2011 at 2:59 am

I love this idea! Might have to copy it.

Kristen May 4, 2011 at 3:00 am

And I thought my t.p. roll fake fire from the Cub Scout Blue and Gold dinner was awesome. I now leave your blog feeling out done once again and like ka-ka. Hmph.

Amy Kinser May 4, 2011 at 3:00 am

That's great! How creative!

Meg May 4, 2011 at 3:04 am

What?!! This is amazing!

Danielle May 4, 2011 at 3:06 am

This is beautifully brilliant, seriously! I love it, great job! :-)

Whitney May 4, 2011 at 3:11 am

I've been saving toilet paper rolls for months to make some kind of art. My husband is frankly tired of them being stuffed everywhere. They never seem to make it to the same location. lol. Some are still in the bathroom…one behind the door. One on the towel rack and a few on top of the dryer. It's ridiculous. Thanks for this great idea!

Jocelyn May 4, 2011 at 3:14 am

All I can saw is just wow! Can you please teach me to do such cute crafty things to brighten my home up?! Pretty please!

Those are just adorable, can I start copying you and going with the lighter colors now too?!

Playing It Cooley

Luisa May 4, 2011 at 3:28 am

I absolutely love this! What a great idea and so simple who doesn't have tp tubes. Love it also becasue if you get bored or ant to change color no biggie.

Heather May 4, 2011 at 3:38 am

That is really funny and really awesome. Love it!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY May 4, 2011 at 3:39 am

I've thought about doing something similar for awhile now, but never just LOVED it. But I love how modern yours turned out. it's fabulous enough to get me on the ball! Thanks for sharing!

Vixen May 4, 2011 at 3:41 am

Wow!! I am BLOWN AWAY at this artwork! It's toilet paper and it's GORGEOUS! Love it. P.S. I'm a new follower. :)

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery May 4, 2011 at 3:47 am

I love it. My husband thinks it's crazy that we buy toilet paper just to be flushed down the drain, so we'd get another use if I made the artwork with the empty rolls. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kacey May 4, 2011 at 3:59 am

What a fabulous idea! Earth friendly AND decorative – love!

Mindy May 4, 2011 at 4:08 am

t.p. rolls… who woulda thunk it?? Amazing! I love it!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} May 4, 2011 at 4:48 am

You clever clever girl. Gorgeous. And I really love those shams. Looking forward to seeing the whole reveal.

Cap Creations May 4, 2011 at 4:50 am

Wow that's awesome!

Amanda May 4, 2011 at 6:19 am

This looks wonderful, great idea! My hubbys been saving t.p rolls up, convinced I will use them for something, having seen this I might just try something. Thanks for sharing.

Wendys Hat May 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

So creative! This turned out really cute!

Tracey May 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

What a great way to reuse and recycle. It is very upscale and no one would ever know it toilet paper rolls!! Great job!

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen May 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

i knew there had to be another use for them! i love it! you did an awesome job! bet this would be $ 400+ from PB! Lol!

Southern Gal May 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

Why in the world can't I think of things like that? I have no headboard and a room that will have been finished except for wall art for THREE years this summer. I really need to try this and put it to rest. Thanks!

Kaye May 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

You're brilliant; it looks great!!!

laxsupermom May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

So cool! I love how simple and graphic it is! Thanks for sharing.

Stacie May 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

Finally, someone answered my question about whether you could paint the rolls! Love it!

Olga May 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm

This such a cute idea and so easy! I love the look. Thanks for sharing.

Simply Kelly May 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm

This has to be one of the best DIY projects I've seen of late– love love it!
~Kelly
simplykellyblog.com

Peekadot May 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm

The things one can make when one sets their minds to it is simply beautiful. This is truly nice! :)

Renee May 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Wowie! Amazing! Love it. You make it look so easy!

Amy May 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

OMG! I love this! I have a huge slab of plywood painted dark chocolate brown as a headboard and I really need to dress it up a little. I think I found the perfect fit!

Jordan@the2seasons May 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I wasn't sure how it was going to look when I first started reading. Seeing the end product I love it. How easy, and it looks great!

Conspicuous Style Design Blog May 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm

"JUST A GENIUS" is more like it!!!!!

Conspicuous Style Design Blog May 4, 2011 at 7:18 pm

WHAT IF you spelled a child's name out in these and painted each "letter" a different color? (Didn't have time to read all the comment yet so I hope this is not repetitive)

kayla May 4, 2011 at 8:40 pm

turned out fantastic! i've seen these around blog land and each time it blows my mind!!

Traci Michele May 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

" me " May 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm

i'm also collecting toiletpaperrolls to make then. ( maybe one day ;) )
i like yours !

Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d May 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Ok, this seriously looks great! The only thing I think I'd change is to make the design a little more asymmetric and add a few more 'flowers' on the right. Just my opinion, I think it looks great as is, though, too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, too! :)

Meg May 5, 2011 at 1:15 am

I love it so much!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) May 5, 2011 at 1:19 am

I just love it! I have those Umbra "Wall Flutters" above my bed for a similar effect….but these were way cheaper and so much fun!

Amanda May 5, 2011 at 2:32 am

so stinking cute!!! I have plenty of those around b/c my 2yr old insist on unrolling every roll of TP in the house!

Miranda May 5, 2011 at 5:01 am

what a great idea!! Love it!

beckyj May 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

LOVE this! I'm not well-versed in tp art, but this has inspired me!

Pretty City Things May 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Cute! I LOVE the bedding – where did you find it?

Kathy C. May 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm

that is way too fun! You have me inspired to start saving rolls!! wow… thanks!

Laura Lynn May 6, 2011 at 1:42 am

You amaze me!

Inside Heather's Home May 6, 2011 at 1:57 am

Ya know….I thought what in the heck could somebody possibly make that doesn't look cheesy with TP rolls…really? THEN I saw your amazing work. Truly classy, very beautiful!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman May 6, 2011 at 4:59 am

what an amazing idea!!

Good Time Charlie May 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Ho awesome and completely creative. If you need anymore toilet paper rolls, they are often round rolling around the floor of my kid's bathroom. If the roll actually does get changed, the empty roll can't possibly make it to the garbage can, because that would prove to be too taxing after the exhaustion of changing the roll.

Vicki @ Curly Willow May 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Well I see everyone is LOVIN' the TP art… include me in on the love fest. Super cute and affordable!

Ashley Ann May 7, 2011 at 3:00 am

Super Cute! I haven't seen any TP art yet…but I'm sure I will now! :]

Laurie May 7, 2011 at 3:00 am

Just. plain. gawwwwwgeous. Great job! And Happy Mother's Day!

Emmy May 7, 2011 at 3:25 am

Love this! I love the design, and the white! Very pretty! Who would've thought where the supplies came from, huh?! :) Great job!

Mejia Mamma May 7, 2011 at 3:58 am

Saw this post on T&J's FB status today…that is seriously soooo cool!! Great job!

http://www.mejiamamma.blogspot.com

Caley May 7, 2011 at 4:43 am

Ok, that is the coolest thing ever!! How in the world did you think of that? Oh, wait, you think of everything. ;)

Ashley@ DesignBuildLove.co May 7, 2011 at 6:42 am

looks fantastic! I've really been wanting to try a t.p. (we're tight like that to… wink wink) project too! LOVE what you did. So simple, but elegant (and definitely not flowery at all- nice balance!)

Sew Frenzi May 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

OMG!!!!! I absolutely love this!!!!!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees May 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

What a super cute idea! I'm thinking about completing your project for my daughter's room…thanks for sharing. BTW, I'm your newest follower! =)

Lesley May 7, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I am totally going to make this! It's gorgeous!
I'm going to feed my kids lots of extra fiber this week so that we can use double the toilet paper use and then I can start it that much sooner.
:)

Deanna May 8, 2011 at 12:27 am

What an interesting idea – it looks great! Can't wait to show my daughter – moving into her first apt. after the dorm!

Dream Mom May 8, 2011 at 3:10 am

Speechless…that's all I can say. I am still getting over the fact that someone could make something that beautiful out of a toilet paper roll and that there is even such a thing as "toilet paper roll art". Once again, totally amazing.

Katherines Corner May 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Very clever! Happy Mothers Day! Big Hugs!!

Heather May 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Very cute, you'll have to share this on my Wednesday Blog party, 500dollarwedding.blogspot.com. I'm definitely bookmarking this and making one of these for my new house. Great stuff!!!! :) Heather

Kimberly May 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm

So creative, doesn't get any prettier than this wonderful art you have designed. Im gonna share on my blog. Amazing!

Nicole May 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm

So cute! I'm a new follower!! :)

By the way, would you PLEASE share some info about that gorgeous bedding???? I've been searching high and low for the right bedding for our master bedroom, and I would love to find something similar to this! Perfection!!! :)

Love your blog! :)

Cindy@Cinsarah May 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm

This is awesome!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!

Sarah & Harley Peterson May 10, 2011 at 12:25 am

What a great idea! I am so using this for our living room- it needs a little something for the walls I think.

Mara May 10, 2011 at 1:32 am

Oh how I love this!! Brilliant!! =) I came over from Decor Chick's linky party and so glad I did – I've heard of your blog before, but somehow never checked it out. L.o.v.e it and am a new follower! =)

Mara @ Super Savings
(just another blogger girl in MI) ;)

kate May 10, 2011 at 2:02 am

I'm gonna start saving my rolls! Thanks for the great idea. Check our the vanity I just stained….I'm tryin'!

Alison @ The Polohouse May 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Oh my heavens! So clever!!!!

Love the graphic simplicity.
Stunning.

GREAT post!
xx
A

Jenna, SAS Interiors May 11, 2011 at 12:57 am

What a great project, SOOOO stinkin' creative! I can honestly say that I never thought of using toilet paper in this way, lol.

~Jenna, SAS Interiors
http://www.sasinteriors.net

Katie Morphew May 11, 2011 at 4:17 am

Love it! I have to know, where did you get the pillow shams/bedding? I truly love them, please!?!

Stella & Dot, Independet Stylist May 11, 2011 at 4:52 am

What a fabulous idea…and oh so stylish!!! Another item I can add to my spa!!!

Moddy Bee May 14, 2011 at 6:25 am

ok,…this is so cool!! im going to feature you on my blog!!
http://www.moddybee.blogspot.com

dandi mae May 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I absolutely LOVE this!! I'm going to try it and just hope I don't end up on craft fail!!! :)

That Girl May 16, 2011 at 1:17 am

I cannot wait to try this! Its so beautiful and fresh looking. Where did you get that beautiful bedding? I need to know.

Barb May 17, 2011 at 1:21 am

My gosh girl just how cleaver can you get. Just when I think you have out done yourself, you come up with this beautiful T.P. Art… Never saw anything like this before. Awesome, Love it!
Mom

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys May 17, 2011 at 2:29 am

That's terrific! All this time I've been saving the rolls for projects with the boys. Forget that!

dandi mae May 17, 2011 at 3:15 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I'm going to do this as soon as I can. Thanks for this amazing idea.

B and Bs Mama May 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Okay, this is crazy amazing! What a FABULOUS idea. Who knew? Toilet paper rolls. I'll have to keep this one in mind! Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration! XO Laura at bandbnest.blogspot.com

Mercedes@Mercedes Blend May 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

What a clever idea! Who would have thunk that a TP roll could be used like that. Thank you for sharing your art.

Beth at southernfriedliving May 18, 2011 at 2:47 am

This is too stinkin' cute! I showed my hubby and he even thought it was genious.
Now seriously, where did you get that bedding because I need to get a print just like that to make throw pillows for my sofa!
~Beth

Anonymous May 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Just introduced to your blog via Ohdeedoh. Amazed at your creativity. I too love your bedding and would love to know it's source! Thanks.

Amy @ All In A Day May 26, 2011 at 1:47 am

I love it!!! What a great idea!

Judy May 26, 2011 at 1:52 am

LOVE IT! I showed my hubby your pictures (the finished product first) and after he said how much he liked it, when I rolled up to the start he screamed out, “TOILET PAPER?!” :) Men should never underestimate our power!

Skye May 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

I have been saving my toilet paper rolls! :) I am so doing this!

Michele May 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm

This is seriously amazing! I would love to try this. I would have never thought toilet paper rolls could make something so pretty!

Cindy M May 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I LOVE LOVE this!! Will make it I promise!!
I featured this on my blog:
http://cinsarah.blogspot.com/2011/05/favorites-friday-52711.html

Rissa @ Hazel & Honeysuckle May 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

This is awesome! :D I’ve been collecting tp rolls for a while in the hopes of making something along these lines, but haven’t done it yet. I LOVE yours!! xx

Kristy May 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I LOVE this idea. I took inspiration from it and made one for daughter’s room. I used blue fabric and pink paint for the “flowers” or butterflys. I also blogged about my project here: http://www.fabulousdailydeals.com/2011/05/crafty-savings.html I linked back to your site too!

Claude May 31, 2011 at 7:48 pm

i love this so much that I pinned it!
http://pinterest.com/imzadi481/art/

Rachel June 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Love this idea!!! I want to try it! What a great way to recycle:)

Sarah June 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm

http://knowingmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/day-2toilet-paper-art-turned-magic.html

Here’s a collaboration version my friend and I came up with!!! :) thanks for your wonderful idea!!

Chris June 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I tried several times to leave a comment on your blog, but it just wouldn’t go through. :( Thanks so much for sharing it with me! It turned out so great! So cheap, too, right??

Sarah June 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I’m going to have to fix that. I have the same problem too with another friend. So cheap and so fun! it’s currently hanging in my daughter’s play room. This idea totally brought our party together thank you!

Rose C. June 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm

That is just gorgeous! And who woulda thunk from toilet paper rolls!

Janet June 14, 2011 at 3:08 am

Love your art! And I LURVE your bedding – do you disclose the pattern and/or where you found it? I enjoy your blog immensely – thanks!

Chris June 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Hi Janet. I found it at Urban Outfitters online. Thanks for the kind words!

Danielle M June 27, 2011 at 4:04 am

Very inspiring, so I gave it a go.
Love your Blog!
http://sewingwithminimoz.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-toilet-paper-wall-art.html

Rebekah N July 11, 2011 at 4:12 am

This is awesome! I made my own version this weekend. I hope you don’t mind if I link back to your blog. So inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie July 14, 2011 at 12:34 am

This is such a great project! I am featuring it in my [so cheap, so easy] series next Thursday (July 21). Just wanted to let you know!

Thanks!

Jamie July 14, 2011 at 12:35 am

I forgot to mention that I did link back to your blog to give you credit (of course)! My blog is http://www.tocrave.blogspot.com. Thanks again for the great idea!

Tina August 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I’ve been saving tp rolls for crafts with the kids, but now I have a new mission…WALL ART! Awesome!!

April D. August 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Totally love this but I’m also in love with your pillowcases. I love the pattern and colors in them-if you don’t mind, where did you get them?

April D. August 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Never mind-saw the answer in a previous comment.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Chris August 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Awesome, April! Thank YOU!

April @ ecoMomical Me August 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Hello! I found you from Money Saving Mom, and I love this idea! I have a frugal living blog and I like to feature was you can REUSE items and I would love to feature this post and any others that you would like to share that involve reusing objects! Send me an email if you are interested!

Emilee August 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm

This is so cute!!!! I am totally going to do it! I love it.

Chris August 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Awesome, Emilee! Let us know if you do! It’s fun to see everyone’s take on a project!

Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife August 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Such a great idea i made a post linking back to you on my blog! http://www.thefrugalnavywife.com/2011/08/recycle-toilet-paper-rolls-into-wall.html

Chris August 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Thanks so much, Danielle! That’s really nice of you!

Michelle Rayburn August 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Chris, this is amazing! I just shared your post with my readers and encouraged them to stop over at your blog and check out the tutorial.

Michelle
from http://www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com
post: http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com/2011/08/decor-going-down-tubesin-style.html

Chris August 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Thank you, Michelle! I am flattered! Again, thanks!

Jody August 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

That is SO cute! And I love love love that bedding… where is it from???

Sarah M. August 12, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I love this idea! I’m a Girl Scout Daisy leader and we’re going to try this for a “petal” project to help the girls learn about the different colors of the Daisy petals. It’s something the girls can take pride in and hang on their bedroom walls. Thanks for sharing it!

Chris August 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm

That’s a fantastic idea, Sarah! Love that you thought of that!

Maxime August 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

That looks fantastic!!

Cassidy Anne October 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

WOW I love it! I tought it was simplistic and beautiful.

Erin November 12, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Jennifer Hutchinson December 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Love This! I knew I was savings those silly things are a reason! LOVE IT

Chris December 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Awesome, Jennifer! Thank you! :)

beth January 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm

shut the front door! That is a great thing to do with them. Love it.

Journey January 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I tried doing this, but I am having a terrible time getting the paint to stick on my rolls. Do you have any trick to help solve that problem?

Jamie B January 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I love this wall art you made with the empty toilet paper tubes and how nice of you to share the tutorial as well! Hope it’s okay I’ve featured your project on my toilet paper roll craft round-up hub here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Clever-Crafts-Using-Toilet-Paper-Rolls

Thank you so much for sharing!

Lauren February 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

This is exactly what I’ve been looking for above our headboard.

Peggy Banks March 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, Stopping by to let you know you’ve been featured at
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2012/03/40-fun-toilet-paper-roll-craft-projects.html

Chris March 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Thank you, Peggy!

picoe March 24, 2012 at 7:24 am

This is Sooooo wonderful! I introduced this report by my blog (in Japanese). Thank you. http://bitly.com/GKTP8t

zografia April 2, 2012 at 5:45 am

very beautiful version for tp wall art. this is my version of it. http://bisozozo.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-artwork.html. hope you like it.

Cheryl Curl May 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I am not a very crafty person, but I think I can pull this off. Love it!

Zeba June 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Love, love, love this idea!!!!!!!

Chris June 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Thank you so much, Zeba!!

imane June 15, 2012 at 1:23 am

i don’t know what to say…i was literally holding onto my head due to the extent of jaw-dropping-ness of this project!! its amazinngggggg just gave me a great idea…i was planning on doing a mosaic Moorish design on my wall with paint but i think it would be so much more beautiful with dimension using paper rolls OMG

Chris June 16, 2012 at 12:12 am

Woo Hoo! Great comment, Imane. Good luck with your project!!!

Lily June 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

Hi! I LOVE this idea!!! Planning on making it for my bedroom, but I had some real quick questions. First of all, when you spray painted, did you glue the shapes onto the canvas first or spray the shapes separately and then glue them on? Also, how big was your canvas? That’s about the size I would like mine. Thanks for posting! This is fantastic!

Lily June 20, 2012 at 1:15 am

Just re-read and wouldn’t you know it, you even mention the canvas stays unpainted. Derr! So I guess my only question is how big is your canvas?

Chris June 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Hi Lily.

I keep telling myself I’m going to measure it, and I forget. I think it might be 24×36. I spray painted the shapes before I attached them to the canvas. The canvas is literally untouched. I hope this helps!

Michelle July 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

Can’t wait to try this! I love the simplicity of it. I wanted something like this for my family room. Do you know if other colors have been used?

Chris July 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Oh sure. Whatever color you want!! Sky’s the limit, Michelle! Thanks!

Kira July 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I love doing DIY projects and this one is gonna b next on my list? Just wondering where did you get your canvas? Or where can you get one for a good price?

Kira July 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Oops nevermind i see where you got it. But I cant wait to get started on this project, it’s gonna give my room a whole new look.

Chris July 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Good luck, Kira! Hope you enjoy it!!

Nina August 3, 2012 at 6:30 am

I have been saving my TP rolls, planing on doing this so time this week. One question when painting how dose that work? (details) Ty!! Great idea

Chris August 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Hi Nina. I laid the shapes on a big sheet and sprayed them with primer first (the cardboard will soak up lots of paint!) then I sprayed them with a few coats of white paint. I flipped them when dry and sprayed again to make sure it got all the edges, inside, etc. There are some points that didn’t get covered super well, but I think it adds to the shading/dimension of them. You can’t even tell. Love it! Good luck!!

Johanna August 17, 2012 at 6:04 am

Greetings from Finland!

I saw your project through Johnnie’s blog. Nice piece of art! I’m impressed what people can do with the rolls.

Ingrid September 21, 2012 at 4:07 am

I love the way your wall art looks just the way it is :)

Chris September 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Thank you, Ingrid!

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