What to do with all those little cardboard tubes….

Yes, I think you know what I’m talking about- toilet roll tubes. There is never a shortage of them in anyone’s home, and for the recycler that I am, I’m always looking for something new to do with them.

Today it was an upcycling project using these op shop photo frames.

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First thing was to paint a base colour on the frames, and I chose a purple and a sea green.

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Next was to choose some contrasting paint colours (all of these are just artists acrylics), ang get out some of those toilet rolls.

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Then it was just a simple process of using the cardboard rolls dipped in paint to create a pattern of overlapping circles around the frame.

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A quick squirt of acrylic gloss varnish would help to make the finish durable, but isn’t necessary.

With the very strong bright colours used, I decided on a couple of black and white postcards to display in the frames, which are now hanging on my bedroom wall.

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About Aixie

Artist Crafter Interiors Addict Crazy Cat Lady
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