Monday, July 26, 2010

Snow in Summer: Toilet Roll Snowflakes

It has been a hot one, this summer, hasn't it? Soaring temperatures. Humidity levels comparable to a rain forest. I don't know about you, but I could handle a break from it all. What we need, to be truthful, is a few flakes of the white stuff. Just to take the edge off... A wee little snowfall, hee hee! That would definitely do the trick!

Here's what I'm doing...

Tutorial: Toilet Roll Snowflakes

Getting out my toilet paper rolls...

Flattening them out and marking them up...

And cutting them up into rings! So satisfying. I'm starting to cool off already!

Then I'm cutting up several little strips of box board to the same length as the circumference of my toilet paper roll rings...

And making some of these happy zigzaggy folded strips!..

I'm fitting one of the happy zigzaggy folded strips inside one toilet paper roll ring which makes one of these! And then I'm doing that again, many times...

Until I get this!

And then I paint them all white! It takes some effort... but I'm happy to do it!

Because once they are all white, I am placing them like this, gluing them all together on a sheet of tissue paper and creating something that looks vaguely familiar...

And finally, I'm letting all that glue dry, trimming off the excess tissue paper and getting what?

YES!!! I do believe it IS snowing! Well, what do you know... Sometimes wishes do come true.

Look at you now! You're as cool as a cucumber!

That was the plan. :)

Have a great day!

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  1. ...snowflakes from toilet rolls..who'd have thought it!!...I love your work it always makes me smile :-)


  2. That is sooo cute! I always wanted to know what to do with toilet paper rolls, it seems such a shame to toss them out.

    Would you have any ideas for empty spools of thread? This one is driving me loo loo. :D
    Have a great week!

  3. LOVE it, Michele! What a creative idea! You made it SO cute! :)

  4. Gorgeous as usual. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  5. What a fantastic idea! It looks so pretty!

  6. Blogging is so good for inspirations. You have cute ideas, the stiching is very attractiv, everything.
    In case you want to make the bracelet yourself, the link to the instruction is underneath.
    Thanks for passing by my blog.


  7. WOW!! I cannot believe that you made that from TP rolls, so creative!!!

  8. Awesome! I have been saving toilet paper rolls for a bit but never did anything so I threw them away. I am going to start saving again!

    ps. I found you from lucky linky tuesday! so glad i popped by!!

  9. That is so cute! I have seen these used to make flowers, and am actually in the process of making some flowers, but never thought about snowflakes! Adorable!

    Saw this from Night Owl Crafting.

  10. Cute! you should link this up to my upcycled Awesome linky party!

  11. I'm a total sucker for TP roll crafts. I love the snowflake!!! Never seen this idea before! Very creative!

  12. What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  13. so cute
    i surely do it for this christmas!!

  14. Awesome opossum! I made something similar to this, I've posted it on my blog, I love reusing toilet paper rolls and other items. Very cool!

  15. Hi Michele, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you!

  16. Just wanted to let you know I featured this today on FTF! Stop by if you would like to grab a featured button!

  17. You have such a gift Michele. Love to see the things you make beautiful from such humble beginnings.

    xx Claire Vorster


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