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DIY Door Frame Decor and Tutorial October 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — lindsayt85 @ 10:45 pm

I’m going to start this post off with a few facts.

1. My favorite spot in my kitchen is my ‘coffee cart’. But… the wall above the coffee cart is (was) achingly empty.

2. Lovey and I splurged and got road-side trash pick up with the extra add-on for recycling. The road-side recycling truck does not pick up dark glass or cardboard.

3. We use toilet paper and paper towels, therefore we make lots of cardboard waste that (see #2) either gets put in the trash or piled up waist high until we take it to the cardboard recycling place at the dump.

I promise these facts are related.

I saw a post here that got me thinking about how I could repurpose my cardboard trash. I don’t need a wreath- I’ve got a beautiful fall wreath already. Hmmm…. what if I used these cute flowers to put a little extra pizzazz in my coffee cart area? Or… what if I used them to frame the door frame beside my coffee cart area? PERFECT!

It’s real easy. Collect your toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls for a few weeks. Flatten them and cut into 1/2″ strips. Hot glue the ‘petals’ into a flower shape. I found that 6-7 petals per flower worked best. Arrange the flowers into the bigger arrangement (just go for it- don’t lose sleep over this… the beauty of handmade is in the imperfections) and hot glue into place. Spray paint whatever color you want.

Then use your paisley hammer and place some strategic nails and hang your masterpiece. Now stand back and smile. πŸ™‚


35 Responses to “DIY Door Frame Decor and Tutorial”

  1. Erin K Says:

    thrifty, green, AND beautiful!

  2. Very nice! Thanks for linking to me and for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, so nice to “meet” you! hope to see you again!

  3. Hello! I just saw you on Craft Gawker. I love these flowers! Who knew they were toilet paper rolls wow! I wrote a post on my own website yesterday about how to make a different kind of paper wallflower hehe!

    ~ ~

  4. c.r.a.f.t. Says:

    so cute! come on over and link up to MMM πŸ™‚

  5. Jenn Says:

    this. right here….is why i love women crafters. thank you so much for this idea. just moved into a new house and this idea RAWKS my socks!

  6. Holiday Says:

    So, the clock in the bathroom fell off the wall and broke. I’ve been looking for something to fill the big, empty space it left behind. How apropos to make a decoration out of toilet paper rolls to hang in the bathroom?! Thanks!!

  7. kristin Says:

    yup! i LOVe it!

  8. AshleyMarie Says:

    hey! i am glad that this is on here! im a high school student who is tired of having a little girl’s room. this is helping me make it way more sophisticated looking. so far i have 12 flowers done πŸ˜€

  9. AWESOME! We are going to link on Decor Hacks on 5/11! Super cute!

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  12. Like the flowers! But I REALLY like that color on your wall πŸ™‚ Do you happen to know what the color is called?

  13. CaraC Says:

    I’m featuring this on my first edition of What a Week in Crafting!

    Check it out at

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  15. Stephanie Says:

    Love the idea I just started collecting to make my flowers, It will be a perfect addition to my art filled room.

  16. Kylan Pinkelman Says:

    I found this tutorial awhile ago and am soo happy with my results! I backed the flowers with colorful scrapbooking paper and then used them to frame a couple of posters I have on my walls! My friends love them and they were so stinking easy, not to mention eco-friendly!

  17. Cat Says:

    Inspired I love this and so simple πŸ˜‰

  18. Jamie B Says:

    This door frame embellishment is amazing!! It’s hard to believe it’s toilet paper rolls! I hope you don’t mind, I just couldn’t help but feature your door frame embellishment on my toilet paper roll craft round-up hub here:

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    P.S. LOVE that hammer!

    • lindsayt85 Says:

      So glad you like it! I’ve loved having it up in my kitchen and I get lots of questions about if it’s iron πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing it on your round-up hub!

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