A few weeks ago, as I was doing my usual afternoon rounds through Pinterest.. I came across a project so simple, I'm kinda upset I didn't think of it myself! :) I'm never short on wanting something creative, easy and distracting to do while the hub's away at work so I showed the project to Chad. I thought surely he'd think I was nuts for wanting to incorporate a craft project involving paper towel and toilet paper rolls into our house...BUT, after a few moments of stunned silence..or maybe it was confusion...he said "cool..let's do it." And by "let's do it", he just meant, YOU do it.. I approve... and I only think you're SLIGHTLY nuts ;)
Either way, I set out to collect as many toilet/paper towel rolls as I could find... (which actually didn't take as long as I expected..scouring the break room areas at work and such)... and I FINALLY had enough to get started. This project has actually been done several times over in blog-land...so I'm not exactly sure who to give FULL credit to...but if you find that I stink at giving directions..here's a pretty good tutorial on it (with FINISHED pictures as mine's still a work in progress. ;)
Step One: Start Your Collection
I actually had a mix of white lined interior rolls and natural ones..
(I kept my whites together and the natural ones together to make my flowers.. )
My Project Manager Macie, keeping an eye on the progress... ;)
Apply tacky glue and start your flowers! Yes folks.. it really is, THAT simple. :)
Some flowers got left small...
Some were made bigger...
Yup... still taking that project manager role VEERRRYY seriously... ;)
And some were left in their natural state..
I'm thinking I'll probably end up painting these bad boys next weekend..
As I mentioned before.. It's very much still a work in progress. I didn't have quite enough to fill the space I was hoping to fill... so after I see how they all come together on our wall, I'll be sure and post a Wall Flower Update. So far, so good though... Stay tuned!