When I saw this craft, I just had to try it! Once again, I have been rewarded for my hoarding tendencies, I am so glad I didn’t throw out those rolls!
All you need to make these are the following:
Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
An old cardboard box
Begin by cutting up an old box to make the border of your artwork. I found an old box the size that I needed, and cut it into slices with my exacto knife.
Then, cut all of the tubes into slices. To do this, simply flatten them in half and slice or cut with scissors.
I started by slicing them the width of the ruler, but then I decided they didn’t need to be so thick, so I sliced them in half. The width of each slice ended up being about a centimeter.
I started by playing around with the layout. I used four basic shapes… I will call them the scroll, the heart and the leaf, and the curl.
To make any of the curled shapes, you first have to clip the loop open, so it is a strip not a circle. The tricky part about making these shapes is to get the cardboard to curl in a nice curve, without bending or creating folds. The easiest way to do this is like how you curl ribbon. Pull gently with your nail a few times along the inside if the strip you want to curl, the roll with your fingers.