It’s amazing that all around us are everyday objects… some
beautiful, some utilitarian and some quietly hiding behind their humble
functions. It is there that out of nothing, something beautiful becomes. TOILET
PAPER ROLLS! Yes, toilet paper rolls can be beautiful, and Plaid Designer, Julie
Lewis found one surprisingly beautiful way to utilize something we throw away
on a daily basis. The color combinations for this project are endless. So hang
on to those rolls and here is all you need to create these clever vases:
Folkart Acrylic Paint – 516 Light Lavender, 524 Calypso Sky,
741 Glazed Carrots, 654 Metallic Amethyst, 651 Metallic Blue Topaz, 663
Crackle Medium – 696, 3 toilet paper tubes, 3 small clay pots – 1 ½” x 2”, Glue, Flat brush – ¾”, Artificial flowers
Paint one each of your tubes a metallic color. No prep
Once they dry the fun can really start!
Liberally apply Crackle Medium to your tubes. Rotate them a
bit after applying so you don’t get huge drips. Some drips are fine as they
crackle beautifully! Love the crackle!
Let the crackle medium dry and then apply another coat of FolkArt acrylic paint. Liberally apply
strokes lengthwise on the tubes being careful not to overlap. If you do, gently
smooth ridge with paintbrush. You can see it start to crackle right before your
eyes! Yes! It truly is cool and amazing! Apply the corresponding
acrylic color over the metallic base.
Now paint one each of the clay pots in a metallic color and
let dry. Keep the pots turned upside down.
Run a bead of glue around one opening of each tube.
Place over pot until it rests on the rim and that is all!
yet so fun and a cool way to recycle. The color
possibilities are endless! Make some for yourself and for super great gifts.