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Paper Towel Roll Flowers

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Not only do I love a good DIY project, but I love seizing any opportunity to repurpose something. This is one of those projects. We all burn through paper towel and toilet paper rolls in our homes. What do we do with the cardboard left over? We either recycle or discard them. Why not repurpose them? I think the first hesitation with repurposing such a thing is doubt that it can be made to look like something other than what it is. Who wants to have a house decorated in something that looks like it has been in the bathroom? I get it. Trust me though, you can really transform these things! Today you will see the first of many examples of how to bring new life to these rolls – paper towel roll flowers!

For this project, we will start by cutting up the rolls.

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After that, just start assembling! I first wound the fringe looking rolls up and hot glued them together. Then I attached the “petals” to the fringe base. I secured it on a decorative paper straw to serve as the stem. Once the glue was dry, I hit the flowers with a light coat of paint with my airbrush gun. A light coat of spray paint would work just as well. I added a pearl in the center to finish it off and viola!

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There is sand in the bottom of the vase to hold the flowers in place.

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Good Evening

Good evening lovelies! I hope everyone had a splendid weekend. I spent today being lazy and watching football. It was a glorious day, my Buccaneers beat Matt’s Bears and I couldn’t have been more delighted. It’s the small things folks. Now that the game is over, I have been doing laundry and trying to sneak in some craft time. I have been collecting paper towel rolls for a while now. Scratch that, my mom has been collecting paper towel rolls for me. It is high time that I get around to doing something with them. So tonight I work on phase one of the project. It is the tedious part… the cutting. I am going to get it all out of the way tonight so I can play all day tomorrow.

something cool coming soon