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Faux Metal Wall Art

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What inspired your paper craft project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Faux Metal Wall Art Tutorial

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What materials did you use? Toilet paper tubes, balsa wood, glue

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What are you most proud of? Was able to create something fabulous and nobody believes that it used to be toilet paper tubes!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Save TP tubes!!

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OMGosh so LOVE this. I can't find your tutorial though I follow the links but they all lead me to the magazine article which appears to be no longer there. I tried numerous searches. Is this still available somewhere?

07/21/2012 Flag

Hi Karen- The tutorial of this project is in the current issue of Crafts n' Things Magazine. You can find it at your local craft store. The patterns are located on their website at I will be able to add the tutorial back to my website at the end of August. Hope that helps! Suzy

07/21/2012 Flag

I can help! 1) Cut 16 (3/8" wide) balsa wood into 10" lengths. Glue to form 4 frames. (2) Cut paper towel tubes lengthwise to form straight, long, lengths; flatten. Measure and cut into 3/8"-wide lengths. Same with toilet paper but cut width-wise along tube, to keep curl. (3) Go to > Magazines>Full-Size Patterns>August. Print. Choose a pattern. Cut *straight* strips to proper lengths and adhere in place. (4) Curl toilet paper tubes with a dowel, pencil, etc. Adhere in place. (5) After design dries, apply Rustoleum Texturized Metallic (spray) paint. Dry and reapply as needed.

08/02/2012 Flag

Wow! Very pretty!

11/22/2012 Flag

Where do you get your patterns? I love this recycle upscale art!

05/12/2013 Flag

This is so cool ~ love the design and the look. Can't tell that they are not metal. Awesome job!

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