Thursday, April 4, 2013

Crafting With Kara - Hanging Rainbow Flower


Hanging Rainbow Flower made from cardboard tubes



 Recently Kara was assigned a recycling project in school.  The object was to make something out of recycled items and use as many pieces as you could. She decided to make this colorful flower which was made with over 50 pieces.



Cutting TP tubes in 1 inch pieces

Since we collect empty toilet paper rolls for crafts, we had quite a few that she could use.  She thought it would be fun to make an extra large flower that she could use as a decoration in her room or for her upcoming birthday party. She started by cutting 1" pieces from the rolls. 




She started the design by making the center flower first. 



She then built more colors around it.. 


close up of hanging rainbow flower

close up of hanging rainbow flower

until she had all the colors in the rainbow.  

Gluing together the hanging rainbow flower

Using a hot glue gun, she glued all the pieces together one by one. 



It really didn't take that long.  She did one color at a time to make sure they lined up correctly. 

Side view of the hanging rainbow flower


In addition to making this colorful flower, she also took almost all of the picture. She liked to take a lot of side views, because you could really see the colors. 


a close up picture of the hanging rainbow flower



Hanging Rainbow Flower

In the next few months, I am going to need to collect a lot of toilet paper tubes.  We have decided that we are going to have hanging rainbow flowers at this year's birthday party.  


42 comments:

  1. Wow, that's beautiful! I'd love to have that hanging in the room I'm in right now. And she looks so proud in the picture. Pinning!

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    1. Thank you! She was very proud that it turned out so well.

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  2. Very cool! This is beautiful and I love that it's kid friendly :)

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    1. She made it completely by herself. I even allowed her to use the glue gun this time by herself and she didnt burn herself..(unlike me, who manages to burn myself almost every time.. LOL)

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  3. What a fun project! It turned out SO CUTE! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  4. So pretty - when I clicked on the link I never would have guessed it was made from toilet roll tubes! Thanks for sharing the idea.

    Angela @ A Typical English Home

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    1. Even up close it doesn't really look like TP tubes once it is painted. Glad you like it.

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  5. How did she color them? Love the idea.

    I'm surfing on over from the UBP! Hope you'll swing by and pay me a visit as well. Party on! ::: Tossing Confetti :::

    {Big hugs}

    @Dayngr

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    1. She just painted it with acrylic paint and foam brushes. Glad to meet you.

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  6. This is the prettiest toilet paper flower I've seen! Love the colors!

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    1. Thank you.. She was the one that chose to paint it the colors of the rainbow. I have had to agree it is was a pretty choice.

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  7. This turned out so great. I love when people craft with something that could just be thrown away.

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    1. She made it for an upcycling project at school. Their class is going to have a bazaar and raise money for the Heffer Foundation.

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  8. I love this, so pretty! You and your daughter did a great job!! I would love for you to come and share this at our Much Ado About Monday link party.
    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-4.html

    Hope to see you there,
    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite.. I wrote down your url to link up on Monday..

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  9. Love love it...so cute I will be trying this out myself thanks for sharing.

    according2sharon.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad to hear you like it.. I would love to see your project when you finish it.

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  10. Gorgeous - so pretty! And all from tp rolls!! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Will do! Your link did not work, but I have your button already in Party Links at the top of the page.

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  11. I love this! I'm dying to do this in my teen's bedroom!

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    1. This would be great in a teen's room. My daughter is not quite a teen, but is beginning to want to update her bedroom.

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  12. oh fun! That looks great! Love it! I came over from Ginger Snap... but I would love for you to link up to my party too! It will be open for another day :o)
    Emily
    www.nap-timecreations.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite. Just linked up! So cool that you got to go to China.

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  13. What a great idea, you'd never know it was toilet rolls.
    http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. What a lovely and fun craft project for kids! And you can make them in different sizes as well :-) {I see a little photographer in the making!} Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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    1. She does really enjoy taking photos. I think you might be right..

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  15. Hi Pam,

    I am Judy. I just love this clever idea. Pinned this. It is nice to meet you, Pam. Please share this project at Pin It Monday Hop#3 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). We are also giving away an IPAD Mini to one lucky reader. We'd love to have you in hop. I hope to see you there :D


    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Judy.. We will be linking up!

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  16. What a great job! I love the colors. Just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    hugs
    Kathy

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  17. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations.com This project is being featured {right now!} at my Cute Crafts for the Weekend post.... come check it out.
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/04/cutecrafts.html
    oh and I would be THRILLED if you would put my featured button on this post or mention the feature in a text link... {hugs!} see you next week for a new party.

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    1. Thanks!I showed it to Kara and she is very excited. I added you to my As Seen On page.

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  18. I love that this has a 3-D quality to it. I want one to hang on my wall.

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  19. I love that you put color in this, so fun!!

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  20. Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday. My Family-Focused Monday hop is live now and I would love to see one of your awesome posts linked up @ www.mondaykidcorner.blogspot.com.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  21. It turned out beautifully! I'm thinking I could do one with metallics... Pinned and featuring tonight!

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    1. I tried looking on your blog Trish - I couldn't find the project with metallics :-(

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  22. Love this huge flower! Your dd must feel proud of her creation and 40+ comments!

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