Crafts · Paper Crafts

TP Birds in Branches

Don’t throw out those toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls! There are so many creative projects you can do with them! I have been trying to figure out what to put atop a large closet. It’s a textured wall, so options were limited.
My inspiration came from this runner on my dining room table, and lots of empty toilet paper rolls people have been saving for me!

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All you need for this project is some toilet paper rolls, 3 paper towel rolls, white glue and paint if you want.
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To begin,I flattened the toilet paper and paper rolls first. It’s easier to cut them this way, and you can be more consistent. For the branches I used the paper towel roll because they are longer. I cut down the center of the roll. Then cut 1/4″ strips for the branches. To make the birds, I did the same with a couple toilet paper rolls.
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I then drew a pic of a bird, then I traced it on the paper towel roll. The paper towel roll is wider than toilet paper. After I made the bird shape, I added more to where the wing would be, to make it a little dimensional.
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To make the leaves, you use some toilet paper rolls. Flatten a bit and make small cuts, forming the leaves. Glue leaves together with white glue, then use a paper clip or clothespins to hold till dry.
Hang with tiny clear pushpins, double sided tape, or glue on white paper or on rustic wood pieces.
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What’s so nice about this is…..it’s free. Except for the white glue and paint I already had. To make the bird more 3D, I added a layer of same paper towel roll to wings.These are examples of covering them with craft paper:
 thank you for looking…enjoy!!!
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