For my first TP Roll "experiment," I decided to make a Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Roll Mirror:
Materials I used: Paper towel and toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue gun, spray paint, small mirror (I purchased mine at Michaels. Most craft stores have them near the candle section.)
Here's what I did: First, I pressed down and flattened the rolls so they would be easier to cut. I then cut them into approximately 1/2 inch wide circles/strips. The easiest way to do this is to cut each roll in half, then keep cutting each section in half until they are about 1/2 inch wide.
After I had it all assembled and glued, I spray painted it. I used a satin oil-rubbed bronze because it's what I had on-hand, but any color will do. I probably wouldn't go for a glossy finish though just because flaws will be more visible, and since we're working with cardboard, it might not be your best bet.
(Optional: You could skip the mirror part and just leave it as a wall sculpture.)
After the paint dried, I hot-glued my little mirror to the center, and I was done!
Here are some other creative ideas for Paper Towel & TP Roll projects:
Wall Art, perfect for Valentine's Day!
Another Wall Sculpture
And last but not least, some very elaborate, creative art: Tiny scenes carved out of toilet paper rolls.
What are your thoughts? Creative? Awesome? Horrible? Weird? Let me know!