Friday, April 8, 2011

toilet paper topiary

So, this is a really random post.
What kind of human being finds great satisfaction after decorating their toilet paper? Me.
At least I know I'm not alone. My friend Kim, who was here to visit, noticed them right off and asked, "Did you make those little green balls on your toilet paper?" Uh, yeah... we're ridiculous like that.


You pretty much get the gist of the whole project right here in this picture. Buy a sprig of greenery, mine was half-price at Hobby Lobby for $4. You'll need a styrafoam ball, and could spray paint it black or green to hide the while, but I didn't bother. Then you pull off each little stem (or have your kids do it, they'll love it, I promise), cut them in half, and poke them into the ball. 30 minutes later we had 3 little green topiary balls. One sprig made 3 topiaries, which came out to about $1.50 each, including the foam ball.
These were copied inspired from this post at Thrifty Decor Chick. She's so creative.
(What's not pretty is that towel rack from back in the 90's. Rather than take it down, it was just easier to play it up and hang some towels. I hardly notice it now).
I've been moving them around. I like them here on our medicine cabinet too. 
I might have to make a few more.

ps- Jess, thanks for the cute tp holder! I used it to grow herbs in my kitchen, but I made a huge mess. So, I moved them upstairs to the bathroom. :)


Be Different Act Normal and Tatertots and Jello


  1. You are my toilet paper crafting hero. So fun!

  2. Cute Idea! I'm glad that those plant holder things are being put to good use! ;)

  3. Hilarious! What a cute idea.

  4. I LOVE this!

    I've been trying to think of a good way to do something like that forever!

    I'm featuring this on my blog today.

  5. haha toilet paper can be pretty too! great idea. saw you on tatertots and jello.


  6. hi rachel!
    i've been meaning to comment on your blog forever!
    i am LOVING it!
    i loved your half marathon post.
    i am running mine a week from today...i hope i survive! ha.
    anyways, i just love you and your blog and i'm excited to hang out someday (when we get back:)
    love, tamara

  7. Oh migosh I got the biggest kick out of this post lol. I think I may even have toilet paper envy now haha. I would be thrilled to have you share this at my VIP party this weekend =)

  8. this is nice, and fancy our toilet will look amazing. I think I am going to try it.
    By the way I am dalysE, yr newer follower. come and visit me at
    rgds, dalyse

  9. I like it that much that a made a post in my blog about it, here is the link:

    again tks for sharing,
    rgds, dalyse

  10. UM...that is so cute what a great idea! I hope you will link up to Scrappy Saturdays linky party @


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