Upcycled Toilet Paper Art and My First Pinterest Failure


I have been having a lot of fun with my Cricut this weekend and I have been wanting to try making the toilet paper art so....

I had this piece of vinyl decorated that I used for another project still to come and some canvases.  So what the heck, here we go...

I started by making these hearts out of cut toilet paper rolls. 
I cut the roll into 5 separate circles.
Invert the point at one end and secure with a dot of hot glue.
The first seven, I painted pink and then shot with the red glitter paint.
Then I thought to myself, this is a pain hand painting these and I remembered this tip that I had read on Pinterest

I intentionally did not give photo credit for this image because I did not want to discount the credability of the original author, I am just sharing my experience with the advice

The pin says to mix 2 parts of paint to 1 part water in the spray bottle and you have instant spray paint!
I did, I mixed and shook

and oh boy!  I was ready to spray, no more paint brush!


I ended up with a splattered mess, now it may have been the bottle that I bought or operator error, but I had a great big mess.  So, I broke out my paint brush and painted 7 in purple and 7 red.

Then it was time to get the board together...

This is a 16x20 canvas

I sprayed it with the red glitter paint to break up the white a little.
Put the vinyl heart in the middle and spread the other hearts around.
Once I was happy with the way it looked, I hot glued them down and attached the vinyl.
One more quick dusting of the red glitter paint.  Then I stepped back and looked.
It seemed rather plain to me.


I had these foam hearts from the Target Dollar Spot
(are you beginning to think that I spend alot of time in that section of Target...you are right)

I filled in the holes with these hearts and I love the way it looks.  I have a huge opening between my kitchen and living room that I am going to hang this in...I will preview how it looks hanging after I post the other crafts.  I will show my decorated pass through by Friday with all my Valentines decorations!! 



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4 comments:

  1. That sucks that the spray paint didn't turn out, but it looks super cute anyways!

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  2. It turend out super cute!

    http://www.practicallyperfectprincess.com/

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  3. Started off messy, ended up cute! Thank you so much for linking up all your wonderful ideas to my {k.i.s.s.} blog bash, I really do appreciate it. I also, have a new bash, {new neighbor on the blog}. It's for new bloggers & I feature a {new neighbor} every Monday. :)

    Christina

    Drop By & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

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  4. I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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