Monday 20 February 2012

Sunday Evening DIY: Recycled Art!

I saw one of these once on Sandy's blog (Paint Me White) and since then I have been wanting to make one. I wish I had some French script paper or music sheets to make them as beautiful as the ones hanging in Sandy's shop; but all I had were were some old newspapers and GumStix and away I went. Cut out a cardboard circle, rolled up newspapers and kept sticking them in a circle, layering as I went. And once I was done I tied a cord at the back and stuck it with some sticky tape. Sprayed it with some white enamel satin gloss spray paint, stuck a pretty gift wrapping paper for the circle in the centre and hung it up.

Cost of making this project was less than $5.00 and I think it looks AMAZING!!! Makes a cute feature in my hall corridor. Like a huge sunflower! I'm definitely going to make some more of these...need to get me some nice recycled paper!

(Edit) Just made another one! This one came out beautifully. Who knew recycled gift wrapping paper could make a beautiful wall art!!!


That's one of my favourite finds from a cute little shop in Sheffield, Tasmania.

That's how narrow the hall corridor is! Makes it difficult to take good pictures from an awkward angle!

Do you have some you'd like to share? Would love to hear your thoughts! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Turned out beautiful!!! I never would have thought of using normal paper and spray-painting it! Great idea!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!


  2. I think your creativity is bright and has potencia for much more!


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