A Little Paint & A Little Love

14 Jan

What can you do with old paper towel rolls, paint, and missing puzzle pieces? Probably more than you think πŸ˜‰

I started out with a paper towel roll, marked it with a highlighter every once inch and cut with scissors (it probably would have been more precise and neater cuts if I had used an exacto knife – I’ll try that and let you know later if it’s better) then I painted them black, let them dry, bent them a little to make a flower-like shape and glued them together. I have MUCH more to cut out to make it look how I want – but it’s a good start!



What I’m hoping mine will turn out to look similar to:

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Other things you can do with paper towel holders:

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Next up! Puzzle pieces! My mom is a huge puzzler so we always have puzzle pieces around this house up for stealing πŸ˜‰ I laid out all the puzzle pieces I wanted to use and painted and painted and painted white. It took five layers to get them solid white and I still would do a layer or more because I’m that picky πŸ˜› After they dry I picked seven pieces, one for the back to keep it all aligned and glued six more pieces in a circle. Add a ribbon and it’s complete!


This is what I hope the final pieces looks like:

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Other things you can do with puzzle pieces:

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(This is a guest “book” everyone signed the puzzle pieces and then they put it together and framed it! SOO COOL)

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Hope you enjoyed today’s crafts! I have a few new ones coming soon so you’ll have to stay tuned if you’d like to see what I do with these two next things!

This is a rocking chair that has been passed down from generations on my mom’s side. I’m going to clean it up, add a piece of wood for the seat, some batting, and fabric to make it cute for Emma πŸ˜€


This is an old lamp that was given to me to do whatever I please with πŸ˜€ I LOVE IT! I’m going to prime it, spray paint it, add a new lamp shade and make it modern and new!
Thanks for stopping by! Now go get crafty πŸ˜‰

Love Always,




6 Responses to “A Little Paint & A Little Love”

  1. Christina January 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    So awesome! πŸ˜›

  2. caseyroach January 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    I LOVE the puzzle piece guest book idea. And I think the paper towel roll wall art is going to look awesome! I might have to try it out myself πŸ™‚

    • underestimatedmom January 15, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      I know! I was so jealous that I just saw it now – too late for our wedding but I’m sure I could figure out different parties to use it for!

  3. Bailey Mikell January 15, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    Crafts are so much fun, I can’t wait to make time for all the little projects I’ve put aside. That lamp is absolutely gorgeous! You’ll have to be sure and post pictures of it and the chair. xoxo

    • underestimatedmom January 15, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      I got two of those lamps! I also got four other random ones I’m so excited about fixing them up! Hopefully I can get it done today in my spare time so keep your eyes open for a new post soon πŸ˜‰

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