I love looking at Pinterest for creative ideas.
My latest craft for the York Daily Record/Sunday News was inspired by a craft I saw on Pinterest repurposing empty rolls of toilet paper and paper towels.
Mirror art created by Samantha Dellinger. Photo by Jason Plotkin — Daily Record/Sunday News
WHAT YOU NEED
Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Hot glue gun
Round wood panel about an inch
bigger than the mirror
Clothes pins or paper clips
3M Command picture hanging strips.
This craft involves spray paint. Set up your work area outside or in a well-ventilated area. Spread out newspapers to protect the area from the spray paint.
Flatten tube cut into strips.
Flatten empty toilet paper tubes by pressing down on them with your hand.
Cut the flattened tube into 3/4-inch strips. The strips will resemble a leaf shape when opened up. I had cut about 15 to 20 tubes so I would have plenty of shapes to work with.
Attach two 3M Command picture hanging strips to backside of round wooden panel. Leave protective paper on the strip side that will go against wall until you’re ready to hang the finished piece.
Place mirror in center of wood panel, but do not attach it.
Place the tube strips around the mirror to begin creating your design. I chose a snowflake shape. Any shape will work, s have fun and be creative.
Glue strips and use clothespins to hold together while glue dries
Add a dot of glue to one end of the strip, and press it against another end of a strip. Use clothespins or paperclips to hold together the strips while the glue dries. Attach four strips together to form a circular shape. Repeat as many times as you need to for your design.
Finish assembling the entire design around the mirror.
Remove the mirror.
In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the entire shape. Let dry.
Apply a second coat of paint if needed. Let dry.
Attach mirror to round panel with 3M Command picture hanging strips.
Use hot glue gun to attach the final toilet paper roll design to your mirror.
Hang your finished wall art.