This will be short and sweet.
I found this brilliant idea to use toilet paper rolls to make artwork/DIY home decor on StumbleUpon. You all know how much of a sucker I am for all things DIY and re-purposing/recycling!
from toilet paper rolls via
to decorative flower/star.
I started colouring the outer parts using my newly discovered wood-less colored pencils. Yes, I said no wood, meaning you won’t have to sharpen them. And they aren’t the twistable ones either. Just plain Colored Pencils that you won’t need to sharpen! I’m loving them! I haven’t quite finished the project, but I just thought I’d share this with you now before I forget and before it gets shelved into the great abyss of my unfinished business (i.e. unpacking and organizing).
Have a great day!
I enjoy reading other blogs and looking at other people’s handmade crafts online. I recently stumbled upon this photo (via) and it caught my eye, mainly because of the bright orange and the pale blue contrast; I even pinned it on here. I was inspired by the simple idea of turning clothespins into a weekly planner too!
I wanted to do something similar, but I didn’t have a printer at home. I decided to use these Crayola poster board markers (that I had already), to create my own labels. I chose one color to directly cover one side of the clothespins and then used a different, contrasting color for labeling. This eliminated the need for:
- a printer
- paper for printing
If you have grade school children, I’m sure they could even help you out with this easy craft! Sometimes you don’t need to do things the hard way. If you try this at home and then later on, you decide this is not for you, print some labels and you can always glue them over the colored part of your existing clothespins.
Have a great Wednesday!