Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art

Looking for the Faux Metal Wall Art?  Since this project was originally published on The Sitcom in December 2010, it has been my most popular project by far.  Who knew that a bunch of toilet paper tubes and an idea would become so big?

You can now find the full tutorial and FREE patterns on Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom here: Faux Metal Wall Art

I want to personally thank all my readers for making my Faux Metal Wall Art so popular! It is an incredible honor to be included in this magazine!

A similar project to check out would be my Faux Metal Filigree Frame.

For more tutorial fun, please check out my Tutorial Page.

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  • Rachel November 4, 2016, 12:00 pm

    What a great idea! Love this, Suzy!

  • Tânia April 4, 2013, 3:04 pm

    como consigo compra essa revista?

  • lisa October 1, 2012, 7:59 pm

    you are amazing! ive bought so much wrought iron,quite expensive. now maybe i can afford to complete some of my walls. thanks you are awesome! now to start 😀

  • Sakshi August 8, 2012, 12:14 pm

    Hi Suzy…. I stumbled upon your site while searching for DIY some craft projects… loved your faux metal idea. Congratulations on the project being featured in Crafts n Things.

    Have been waiting for a full tutorial for quite some time now, as you mentioned in your previous comment that you might put it back in mid June… any estimate on when you might be able to publish the tutorial again?

    • Suzy August 9, 2012, 2:35 am

      The full tutorial came out in crafts n things magazine in June. I can republish the tutorial on my site at the end of August. Thanks so much for your kind words!

      • Molly September 28, 2012, 9:57 pm

        Have you been able to republish the tutorial and I’ve just missed it? Would love to do this as a Christmas present this year! I’ve been saving toilet paper rolls for months! lol!

        • Molly September 28, 2012, 10:00 pm

          Nevermind… I just found it! (Sorry, I’m going to blame it on pregnancy-brain! lol)

  • katie June 13, 2012, 10:26 am

    That is so awesome! I can’t wait to see it in print!!!

  • Johnnie June 12, 2012, 10:26 am

    You go, friend!!! I love it. I am soooo excited for you. My husband is even excited for you. Yeah, I made him read it. He is a fan of yours since I showed him your dog collar camera post. You rock.

  • Anonymous June 12, 2012, 10:25 am

    You go, friend!!! I love it. I am soooo excited for you. My husband is even excited for you. Yeah, I made him read it. He is a fan of yours since I showed him your dog collar camera post. You rock.

  • Vanetta Ruminski June 11, 2012, 11:08 am

    I am continually invstigating online for ideas that can assist me. Thx!

  • Alma May 22, 2012, 5:31 pm

    Hi Suzy… i am in Mexico and I just become fascinated, since i saw your tutorial and I’m hoping to have enough paper rolls to start my project and as I finish I like to share to you some pictures
    congratulations on the upcoming publication of your creation and thank you very much for sharing.
    greetings from mexico

  • Donna March 25, 2012, 8:50 pm

    I have tried in vain to find the tutorial to the faux metal wall art…the 4 squares with swirled design within the squares. They are just beautiful, and I would very much like to make it. Could you please either make the tutorial available on your website, or direct me to where I can find it?

    Thank you very much.

    Donna Thompson

    • Suzy March 25, 2012, 9:33 pm

      Hi Donna,

      The Faux Metal Wall Art project was picked up by a major magazine and will be published mid summer. Until then, I had to pull the tutorial from my website due to copyright laws. I will republish the tutorial most likely around mid June. In the meantime, you can check out my Faux Metal Filigree Frames located in the link above. The project is very similar and uses the same supplies for the most part. Thanks so much for your interest in my projects!


    • liliana June 7, 2012, 9:03 pm

      Hi Susy, I’m from Brasil and also want the directions to do this amazing project. I’l wait impatiently for mid June.

  • Donna March 25, 2012, 8:47 pm

    I have tried in vain to find the tutorial for the faux metal wall art…the four squares with designs within the squares. They are just beautiful, and I would very much like to make them. Would you be able to either make them available on your website, or direct me to where I can find them?

    Thank you very much.

    Donna Thompson

  • Kat February 6, 2012, 7:13 am

    These are absolutely simple and beautiful! What a wonderful idea for gifts and/or home decor using tubes that would normally pile up in a landfill. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  • LishaP January 25, 2012, 4:42 pm

    I originally got the idea for the TP faux wall art from “Evolution of Home” and found your website from her as well. I am new to the Blog World and I have just recently started my own blog called “Life as I Ponder it…” I would love for you to visit me and give me some pointers on my blog and how I’m doing! I am in the middle of doing my “wall art” project and should post it hopefully tomorrow 1/24/12, so I hope you have the time to hop on over and see the finished product! Thanks again for the tutorials and ideas, I will definitely give credit where credit is due! Happy Blogging and DIYing….I will put your “button” on my page so that people can come visit you as well, if you don’t mind! Thanks again for the ideas and the wonderful tutorials!

  • LishaP January 25, 2012, 4:02 pm

    I am in love with your wall art! I have started my own blog on ideas that I have gotten from Pinterest. I got the faux wall art TP idea from “Evolution of Home.blogspot.com… she mentioned you in in one of her tutorials and that is how I found you! I am in the process of making my own TP faux wall art and hope that you visit my site and see how I’m doing! Happy Blogging and thanks for more ideas!

  • Jamie b January 23, 2012, 8:22 pm

    I can’t believe you have made these using toilet paper rolls!!! It is amazing. You have done a great job! I hope it’s okay, I couldn’t help but feature this on my toilet paper roll craft round-up hub here:


    Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Bernice January 12, 2012, 1:10 am

    Heck if you offered these up for sale I would buy them. Any chance you would be willing to make some??? I am looking for some just like this to put on a large wall and intersperse some iron candle sconces with them.

  • Anonymous December 12, 2011, 8:30 pm

    Hi Suzy,
    Wow brilliant. I am going today to buy the balsa strips! Hope they turn out as good as yours! Merry Christmas!!

  • Mia November 17, 2011, 6:34 am

    Thanks for sharing this awesome project! I was in desperate need of something fun like this!

    Here are my wall arts, if you'd like to take a peek!

  • - Maminti, a kicsi zöld tündér - November 9, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Hello, this idea is brilliant!! I like it so much. I often collect wrought iron motives (by making photos). Till now I used them only to stich them somehow, but I think I will try this quilling technique as well…
    Thank you so much!

  • Sandi November 9, 2011, 9:43 am

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing this idea and creating a comprehensive tutorial that is easy to follow. I showed it to my mother who is 80 years old and she loved it also. She wanted to know if you sell these and, if so, how much would it cost? She's not artsy-craftsy anymore, and neither am I, but she would love to have one of these! Thanks!!

  • ~ Tami October 27, 2011, 4:24 am

    I featured you over at Scribbles and Swirls today! Hope you like it!

  • Brittani October 26, 2011, 5:34 pm

    What a great idea! I will use this in my bathroom!

  • Organize my frugal life October 21, 2011, 8:32 pm

    I cant wait to try this out it looks so professional!

  • make handmade October 17, 2011, 11:29 pm

    Great idea and tutorial! you are very patient. thanks.

  • Scrollwork October 5, 2011, 5:38 am

    My goodness, I had to scroll waaaaay down because this really brought on a tsunami of comments! Let me add my aghast appreciation!

    I've always wanted a scrolly iron gate in my living room but didn't want to make the ginormous holes in the wall to bolt one to it. This would be perfect! I so admire how you freehanded the designs. You're my hero!

  • Anonymous September 22, 2011, 7:32 am

    Oh…my….gosh. This looks INCREDIBLE! I can't believe it's just toilet paper tubes and spray paint! I want to do this now, just need a pattern. Absolutely incredible looking, really. <3

  • Elaine Shandra September 19, 2011, 1:49 pm

    What a cool idea!

  • Art Expression September 13, 2011, 7:43 pm

    This is amazing….wow !!!

  • Penny A September 3, 2011, 2:41 am

    These are beyond amazing! I dub thee "TPRQ" (Toilet Paper Roll QUEEN)! Mmm, hmm… The wheels are turning!

  • Thrifty T September 2, 2011, 9:18 pm

    I'm stopping by from Money Saving Mom's post. This is an ingenious idea and I love it!!!

  • Cindy August 30, 2011, 10:27 pm

    These are great. I love the look of metal wall art, but not the price. I just threw away a large bag of toilet paper tubes that we had collected for Vacation Bible School and didn't use…. 🙁 Looks like I will have to start collecting again. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Katiria August 30, 2011, 5:34 pm

    you're a genius, I could never come up with something so clever and cheap, This is getting bookmarked in my favorits for sure!

  • Heather @ Creative Family Moments August 30, 2011, 4:59 pm

    I'm freaking out. Mostly because we just bought a house and need decorations…frugal decorations. Thank you!

  • eclypsechic August 30, 2011, 3:52 pm

    AMAZING! I'm following now. 🙂

  • :::b r a n d i::: August 30, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Very, very cool. I love it.

  • Anonymous August 30, 2011, 2:18 pm

    wow! very nice.

  • Anonymous August 30, 2011, 2:01 pm

    This is AWESOMMEEEEE!!!!

  • Anonymous August 30, 2011, 1:14 pm

    this is awesome, i am so glad you did this.. i love metal art, but it is so expensive. thnx for showing me a easier, greener & cheaper way to have one (or as many as i want !) : )

  • Rachel August 30, 2011, 1:06 pm

    Off to the craft store, again! 🙂

  • Jill August 30, 2011, 12:56 pm

    WOW! That is amazing. I am always just so inspired by people like you who take the everyday things around you and turn them into beauty! That is genius and beautiful to boot! Good job!

  • Kelle Caroline August 30, 2011, 3:46 am

    Amei!!! [I love it!]

  • Mari August 28, 2011, 11:28 pm

    This was so awesome! I hope you don't mind but I linked to you from my blog just-me-and-t.blogspot.com. Thanks for putting your great ideas out there!

  • Shiloh August 27, 2011, 12:16 am

    I love it! I have people saving toilet paper rolls for me.:)

  • Danee August 11, 2011, 2:34 pm

    Your Very Brady Cake might have been a tad messy but this is shear genius and very well executed. I had not idea it was TP tubes.

  • Agni July 28, 2011, 12:48 pm

    This is amazing!! Great work- Agni from Greece

  • Adelina DeGallo July 25, 2011, 7:07 pm

    What a great way and cheap way to recreate Metal Wall Art! I am very impressed!

  • fireside sets July 17, 2011, 7:00 am

    I want to try this one. Very creative.

  • tcapps96 July 8, 2011, 11:01 pm

    I just want to say THANK YOU for sharing. It's wonderful of you to take the time to show us how you made your creations! Thanks so much for putting them in easy to print format! I saved the PDF so I can look back!!!

  • Ada @ New York July 1, 2011, 3:00 pm

    WOW! Amazing!!!!!! U r so talented!

  • Rachel May 30, 2011, 3:08 am

    Wow! I love the details! It makes them look so much more convincing! Looks like I need to start saving toilet paper tubes! 🙂

  • Renata May 23, 2011, 11:59 am

    How cool is that! I just love your creativity! Congratulations, you're an artist!

  • Nikki May 23, 2011, 3:36 am

    These look amazing!!

  • Sylvie Créative May 20, 2011, 4:57 pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  • plumbing May 20, 2011, 9:21 am

    Great art! This design is very unique and beautiful. You need some simple materials in doing this. This will be a perfect activity for some children.

  • Anna M. May 19, 2011, 11:23 pm

    That is so cool, it really looks like metal.

  • Olivia May 10, 2011, 3:04 pm

    Would you mind posting close up pictures of the two you did not? I am working on these and am having trouble with the two that are only pictured in the group of four.

  • Anonymous May 8, 2011, 12:58 am

    Love it! What kind of paint do you use? The TP rolls keep eating my paint!!

  • Britta April 28, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Ok so that is seriously incredible! I can't believe its just cardboard rolls. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome Metal Art Work!

  • Danae the Crafty Chick April 24, 2011, 8:57 pm

    Hello! I just found your blog thru Totally Tutorials- AND LOVE IT! Wonderful project.

    I just started a new craft blog Danae's Crafty Designs- to go along with my ETSY Shop (of the same name)- and I would LOVE to feature your project on my blog, with alink back to your blog, of course.

    If you would be alright with this, please contact me at DanaesCraftyDesignsBlog@YAHOO.com ; or at my blog http://danaescraftydesigns.blogspot.com/

    I will not post anything unless I recieve permission from you. Thanks for a great project idea!


  • meijo's JOY April 24, 2011, 3:17 pm

    Hello from Penang, Malaysia. I was so inspired by this project and in fact I make a variation of it and have featured in my blog. Love, Love, Love all your magical arts..your new follower … PC

  • Ronda April 19, 2011, 2:28 am

    Lovely way to use the tp tubes! Never thought of using them this way! Going to share this on my FB page! Might get to make some one day. Thanks for your tutorial!

  • Anonymous April 18, 2011, 5:00 am

    cool! and a great way to recycle 🙂

  • Magen April 14, 2011, 8:43 pm

    Thanks for checking out my wall art. I love the four together, I think I will have to make a couple additions for mine.

  • Leslie Hanna April 11, 2011, 1:24 am

    This blows me away. I have wanted a wrought-iron mirror for my wall for years, but now I'm going to MAKE one! I'm going to try these and put them on some old mirror tiles I have. THANK YOU!

  • Margarete April 2, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Oi Suzy, parabéns!!! Esse é um dos trabalhos mais lindos que já vi feitos com rolo de papelão. Coloquei no meu blog, espero que você não se importe!
    Grande beijo.

  • Tals April 1, 2011, 4:16 pm

    Hey Suzy! I featured this project in my blog. I did my own interpretation, and gave your link for where I got the idea from!

  • Divya N April 1, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I got three words for u..Super, superer, Superest…..lol

  • Jean March 22, 2011, 7:41 pm

    in case you didn't get the reply on my blog, yes i'd love to be featured! thanks! 🙂

  • Anita March 22, 2011, 4:49 pm

    Love this project! I've made my own with a fleur-de-lis pattern in the middle and I plan to make more of these! I have people saving up rolls just for my project! And you also peaked my interest in quilling again as well! Thank you!

  • Elizabeth March 22, 2011, 3:33 pm

    I featured your awesome faux metal wall decor in my "Tutorial Tuesday" post today featuring my favorite DIY projects. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!


  • Anonymous March 21, 2011, 5:45 pm

    Words escape me…I can only repeat WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

  • Metal Wall Art March 19, 2011, 6:01 am

    Faux metal wall art is such a great idea to put as a decoration in your wall. Thanks for posting this article. Now, i can decorate my wall without spending too much. Keep posting articles like this.

  • Jean March 18, 2011, 11:12 pm

    hi suzy! i'm FINALLY done! they look awesome–thank you SO much for the tutorial!!!


  • Allisa and Nicholas March 18, 2011, 6:41 pm

    Hi Suzy,

    Thanks for checking out my attempt at your faux metal artwork. I absolutely loved how it turned out. Thanks for the idea. I would love to be on your Features and Thank Yous post.



  • Suzy March 18, 2011, 2:46 am

    Hi Anonymous,

    Just do a google search for metal wall art. That is how I found some ideas.


  • Anonymous March 18, 2011, 1:51 am

    You said that you looked at examples on the internet for the patterns. Can you let me know where those are located? I am attempting to make some of my own. Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous March 15, 2011, 5:19 pm

    This is so cool!!

  • Metal Wall Art March 2, 2011, 5:45 am

    Amazing. Great job! Having a faux metal wall art is such a great idea. It can be placed in the garden plus, it can give your garden a nice ambiance without spending too much. Thanks for posting this article.

  • HOMEmomMADE March 1, 2011, 9:56 pm

    this is my 2nd time stopping by for this tute! I'm bookmarking it so I don't lose it .)

    I can't wait to try this and hang these EVERYWHERE!

  • Lindsey Lu February 24, 2011, 7:09 pm


  • c.w.frosting February 23, 2011, 1:27 am

    These are great! They look *just* like metal!


  • Suzy February 21, 2011, 6:11 pm

    Hi MLK!
    Please let me know how your project comes out! In answer to your question, I used Valspar Metal Interior Spray Paint in Black. I bought it at Michaels quite a while back off their discount shelf.

  • M~L~K February 21, 2011, 5:20 pm

    Could you let me know exactly which spray paint you used? I am having trouble locating a Metal Faux spray paint. Thanks!!

  • Anji* February 21, 2011, 4:21 pm

    These are amazing! They really look like the real deal!

  • Regina February 21, 2011, 4:11 pm

    Wow! Now that is truly AMAZING! You are very talented and so creative!!!!! Love it!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the instructions!! Fantastic job!!
    Have a marvellous week!

  • angelin February 21, 2011, 1:06 pm

    Fantastic and fabulous only thing i thought could do with tp rolls were tissue holders .thanks a lot for sharing this amazing idea

  • Anonymous February 21, 2011, 8:50 am

    I just STUMBLED UPON you and really like this idea! So creative and frugal…double score bonus!! You really ought to link this (or any other great ideas….I will have to check out your site more) to the Works For Me Wednesday carnival over at WeAreThatFamily.com (Kristen usually has the link up by midnight).

    Now on to look around!! 🙂

  • Linda February 21, 2011, 1:06 am

    I LOVE this! WOW! And, just when I was getting discouraged b/c we have a huge parsonage, and so little $$! Thank you, so much for such a GREAT idea!

  • Kelli February 19, 2011, 4:06 pm

    I finished my 4! Thanks so much for being so creative

  • Suzy February 17, 2011, 5:56 pm

    Hi Jean,

    I think it will look fine! The outside border would just be a little thicker than mine.

    Please send a photo of your finished project and I'll be sure to feature it on my blog!


  • Jean February 17, 2011, 5:37 pm

    hey suzy! i finally collected enough tubes to start this project! but i discovered i got 3/8" by 3/8" wood strips.. do you think it'll still look good or do you recommend getting 3/8" by 1/8"?

  • Amanda February 13, 2011, 4:50 pm

    I've put together a round up of wall art projects on Craft Gossip today and included your project. 🙂 You can see it here

    If you would like to share the Craft Gossip love and show your visitors you've been featured, you can grab a button here!

  • Metal Wall Art February 13, 2011, 5:56 am

    What a brilliant idea. Amazing. I definitely love your work! I want to try doing this one. It is so creative and very attractive. Impressive. Great work!

  • Suzy February 10, 2011, 6:26 pm

    Balsa wood strips are sold at most craft and hobby stores such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby and even Wal-Mart.

    Let me know how your project comes out!


  • iller3257@gmail.com February 10, 2011, 6:19 pm

    where do you find balsam wood for the frame?

    thank you for sharing!

  • Kelli February 9, 2011, 10:31 pm

    Just made my first one… doesn't look nearly as good as yours but I am pretty proud of myself… Not sure I can make 4 not patient enough but maybe 2! Thanks featured you on

  • Jen February 9, 2011, 7:50 pm

    Wow, these are absolutely amazing! I am beyond impressed! Just the idea of doing this alone is impressive. Good job!

  • Elizabeth February 9, 2011, 5:41 pm

    HOLY COW!!!!!! I found your blut using stumble upon and I am totally blown away by this. This is AMAZING! WOW! Thank you so much for sharing. I don't know that mine would ever turn out like this, but geez louise i love it!

  • Maori tattoo designer February 8, 2011, 9:59 pm


    Really like the idea, maybe I'll make a few for my own living room, thanks!!

  • Emily Anne Knight Williamson February 8, 2011, 6:43 am

    HA. I just ran across this and I think it's awesome! I was at the bottom of the page and called my husband over and said:
    Me: "Hey. Aren't these cool? What do you think these are made of?"
    Mr: cast iron?
    {I scroll up some}
    Mr: Plastic?
    Mr: Wood?
    Mr: What? Toilet paper rolls? Really? Oh gees! Do we have to start saving those too now?
    Lol. It made me laugh. ( = Thanks for sharing.

  • Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun February 6, 2011, 5:42 pm

    I featured this on my blog today!!!

    (i'm going to take a shot in the dark and say that everyone LOVED this! holy comments!)

  • STILO BASICO February 5, 2011, 7:56 pm

    Maravilhoso seu trabalho, parabéns !!


  • Metal Wall Art February 5, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Wow. What a brilliant idea. Very unique and artistic. I am very impressed and amazed with your work. I love it. Keep it up!

  • Melissa February 4, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Been saving up my rolls and just read through the comments so now I know where to find the balsa wood. Thanks! Hope mine turn out as well as yours!

  • Dreamingof03 February 2, 2011, 2:41 am

    I have fallen in love with this. We have a project coming up where I think the theme is recycle arts. If so, I am soooo doing this! <3

  • Cass. February 1, 2011, 5:51 pm

    this is amazing!!! My chin is on the floor! A must make for sure!

  • Cris Chiosini January 26, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Hello, Susy.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    When I saw your tutorial, I was in love and could't resist publishing there in the Soul.
    Congratulations on your creativity.

  • Brittany January 26, 2011, 9:25 am

    I LOVE this!! I've been saving my tp rolls for a few months intending to find the perfect use. This is going to be so fun!

  • Suzy January 22, 2011, 10:55 pm

    The metal spray paint was black.


  • Anonymous January 22, 2011, 10:47 pm

    Thank you, and was your metal spray paint black?

  • Suzy January 22, 2011, 9:52 pm

    I just measured the balsa strips. They are 3/8" wide and 1/8" thick. You can use any size balsa wood for this project. They are solely used to support the circumference of the design.


  • Anonymous January 22, 2011, 9:26 pm

    What size Balsa wood did you use?

  • KatrinkaJane January 22, 2011, 5:12 am

    freakin' awesome

  • Suzy January 21, 2011, 1:01 pm

    Hi Anonymous!

    Please let me know how your project comes out! In answer to your question, I used Valspar Metal Interior Spray Paint. I bought it at Michaels quite a while back off their discount shelf.


  • Anonymous January 21, 2011, 7:58 am

    Love them! But I'm having a little trouble matching the metal spray paint. Can you tell me the metal color and/or brand you used?? Thanx!! I hope to start making them in a week!

  • Suzy January 20, 2011, 2:52 pm

    You can find balsa wood at most craft stores such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby. And hobby shops sell it too. Please send photos of your finished project!! I would love to see it!


  • design January 20, 2011, 4:49 am

    Thanks for this lovely idea!! I was thinking of making a big rectangle piece as a focal point for my bedroom. Where can I buy balsa wood from?? Thanks for letting me know!! Love your blog! <3

  • Kat January 18, 2011, 3:12 pm

    You are amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

  • Wendy January 18, 2011, 1:50 am

    Wow these are amazing! These are definitely going on my crafts to do list! (too bad it's about a year long LOL)

  • Anonymous January 18, 2011, 1:33 am

    You are brilliant and your project is fantastic! Something faux I did was make blue cardboard drawer units from Walmart look like real wood. (spray paint them black, paint brown acrylic in streaks rubbing off some paint) People had to look up close and touch it to see for themselves.

  • Small Footprints January 17, 2011, 9:15 pm

    Wow – just beautiful! What a great re-use for toilet paper rolls!

  • Quilly Nilly January 17, 2011, 8:43 pm

    As everyone else mentioned, amazing! I actually do quilling but have never thought to do anything like this; and I just happen to have a bag of empty toilet paper rolls waiting to use. I have to try this, how awesome. Thanks for sharing.


  • Breaking Free From Old Ways January 17, 2011, 3:46 am

    I absolutely love this! I totally thought it was metal! I have seen this done before on other site on the internet in different designs and I think it is awesome! I am a new follower and I would love it if you followed me! http://breakingfreefromoldways.blogspot.com

  • Nanny Dee January 15, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Love the look! Wish I had your vision, but thanks for sharing how to make them!

  • Designs by Jenean January 15, 2011, 3:28 am

    Could not believe this was made from toilet paper rolls. WOW!!! I would love to make this and hang it in my bathroom.

  • Suzy January 14, 2011, 10:07 pm

    Hi Anonymous! Please let me know how your project comes out! In answer to your question, I used Valspar Metal Interior Spray Paint. I bought it at Michaels quite a while back off their discount shelf.


  • BeeCute January 14, 2011, 9:57 pm

    This is so amazing! Im a crafter, and love this kind of stuff! You are now my favorite blog to read!!
    I'd luv if u had a chance to stop by and follow my new blog, too!

  • Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds January 14, 2011, 3:11 pm

    That's amazing! I would have never guessed what it was made out of!

  • theconfessionsofacraftaholic January 14, 2011, 3:04 pm

    OMG I totally love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Witty Couture January 14, 2011, 12:08 am

    BRILLIANT! I'm going to feature this on my blog – Witty Couture. I love it!

  • Anonymous January 13, 2011, 7:50 pm

    Great project..I have actually started the project myself. Thanks for the inspiration. Can you tell me what kind of paint you used?

  • Von January 12, 2011, 10:09 pm

    WOW WOW WOW !!!

  • The Crafty Side Of Life January 12, 2011, 8:58 pm

    Wow! That is amazing!! Who would have thought it was TP rolls?

  • Crafty E January 12, 2011, 7:05 pm

    This looks awesome!

  • Leslie January 12, 2011, 4:51 pm

    Ok girl these are absolutely amazing! You are a genius. I featured these over at Hoo's got talent. Thanks for linking up to the party!

  • Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy January 12, 2011, 9:14 am

    This turned out AMAZING!!! I am featuring this on my blog tonight!!!

  • - Brittany January 12, 2011, 4:36 am

    BRILLIANT! This is exactly what I was looking for to create a Valentine's Day faux metal heart. Thanks for the tutorial.


  • Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy January 12, 2011, 3:22 am

    Wow! wow wow wow!!! Amazing! Incredible that it's made out of toilet paper! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

  • Carmie of the Single Nester January 11, 2011, 9:34 pm

    What?! Girl. This is awesome!

  • Diáfana January 11, 2011, 5:10 pm

    love it!

  • Chris Wooten January 11, 2011, 7:02 am

    I love your blog. I did the linking party with Maggie and found you that way.

    I am trying to earn a cricut for the Children's art department.



    EASY WAY TO WIN RIGHT. Well here is what I am giving away


  • Rhonda January 11, 2011, 4:23 am

    These are inCREDible! LOVE! I will be linking from Dollar Store Crafts!

  • Allison January 11, 2011, 3:41 am

    Hi, I featured your tutorial as a fave over at Vintage Pollyanna! http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2011/01/tell-me-tuesday-9.html

  • Jana January 11, 2011, 2:13 am
  • Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma January 10, 2011, 8:38 pm

    This is stunning. Wow.

    You have an amazing eye.

    Thanks for linking this up to Creative Juice. {I will be borrowing that technique soon}…

    Off to beg for toliet paper rolls from my own family…


  • Toucan Scraps January 10, 2011, 7:00 pm

    wow, this is incredible!

  • Shairbearg January 10, 2011, 6:00 pm

    OMG! Seriously those are beautiful, you really are talented! Now all those people will want their toilet paper rolls back in the new format!
    gathering mine to send to you! LOL
    craft hopping by!

  • ShannonSews January 10, 2011, 4:24 pm

    Okay, that is nothing short of amazing! I totally thought they were metal. You've just upped creativity to a whole new level!

  • Ashley January 10, 2011, 1:06 pm

    Wow this takes crafting to a whole other level! This is amazing! Following you from My Creations Hop 🙂 Happy Monday

  • Young and Crafty January 10, 2011, 3:49 am

    These are literally amazing! I am blown away that these are made from toilet paper rolls!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Free for All!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  • Jenny @ Embellishing Life January 10, 2011, 12:23 am

    Amazing! I would never know they were made with toilet paper rolls!

  • Allyson Pecilunas January 9, 2011, 11:49 pm

    OMG this is genius!! I love metal decor I have it all over my house I would love to try this on my own. Starting now I am saving the rolls and paper towel rolls for sure!! 🙂 I am your newest follower. I just started a blog come check me out if you get a chance..



  • Patricia L January 9, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Well, you totally had me fooled! That's awesome. Found you @ C.R.A.F.T.

  • Great Stuff! by Sandi January 9, 2011, 7:51 pm

    OK, I'm saving those rolls from now on! How fun!

    Hope you'll stop by "Great Stuff!" I'm going to have to add this to my site!

  • Jenny January 9, 2011, 4:43 pm
  • Carrie @ Dittle Dattle January 9, 2011, 5:12 am

    Wow! Now that is truly AMAZING! I would have never guessed that they weren't metal. You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

  • cpixie January 9, 2011, 12:04 am

    I love this! Thank you for the fantastical idea!!

  • Kaysi January 8, 2011, 9:46 pm

    This seriously just blew my mind, that's amazing!!

  • AmieAnn January 8, 2011, 7:46 pm

    These are freaking AWESOME! I can't believe that they are made out of toilet paper rolls! Amazing and I LOVE them. Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  • Cathy January 8, 2011, 7:37 pm

    WOW…you are truely talented and….patient!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Belinda Popovich January 8, 2011, 6:03 pm

    WOW!!!*looks down at feet and looks back up*
    You knocked my socks off!!! Lol, no really that is seriously creative and I will have to try this. I have some bits of wall space that are weird sizes, now I can make what I want to go there that wont involve learning to weld woohoo!

  • Missy Luukkonen January 8, 2011, 3:09 pm

    wow!!! These are truly impressive! You did a great job, I could not wait to see what you made them out of and when I saw I could not believe it!

  • dragicap January 8, 2011, 8:05 am

    It so fantastic!Amazing!

  • AllieMakes! January 8, 2011, 5:24 am

    Amazing! Truely amazing! You never would guess it's paper tubes!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  • salonjuleen January 8, 2011, 2:55 am

    This is seriously one of the coolest things I've ever seen! I can't believe it's made with toilet paper rolls! My hubby is daring me to try it! 🙂

  • Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking January 8, 2011, 2:22 am

    I'm featuring your project in the PoPP Spotlight tomorrow… thanks for linking up!

  • Linda January 8, 2011, 1:00 am

    Hope you don't mind me featuring this on my blog–these are so very uber-cool and I love recycled anything–but TP rolls? That's awesome! In my mind, I still see those used only for kid's crafts, but not anymore after this!

  • Anonymous January 7, 2011, 10:20 pm


  • Donna~One Simple Country Girl January 7, 2011, 9:56 pm

    Wow!! Just wow!!!! I'm speechless! This is one of the most awesome things I've ever seen! I showed my hubby and he thought it was the real deal! He told me I was joking when I told him what it was made out of! Love it!

  • Emily {WhipperBerry} January 7, 2011, 3:29 pm

    I think you are brilliant! I absolutely LOVE the creative mind that could think this up. Amazing.

  • Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk January 7, 2011, 4:27 am

    Wooooow! I found you from Between U & Me, and this is so awesome! I even showed my fiance and he thought it was awesome. When I showed him he said, "No way!" and then I showed him the tutorial. Ha! 🙂

  • Jenn January 7, 2011, 4:05 am

    That is amazing! You are very talented. Love it!!

  • C.R.A.F.T. January 7, 2011, 3:21 am

    This is SO creative! I am featuring you next Monday at MMM 🙂

  • Anonymous January 7, 2011, 3:05 am

    WOW! That is so creative, it's insane. I love it. Great job!

  • Brambleberry Cottage January 7, 2011, 2:57 am

    I am sooo impressed. Honestly, they do look like metal. Wow!

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  • Mary January 7, 2011, 12:01 am

    Came here from All Things Thrifty….and I am totally blown away by this. I'd love to take a peek inside your brain!! LOL Genius. Pure Genius.

  • Brenda January 6, 2011, 11:25 pm

    I saw these featured on all things thrifty and thought for sure they were metal! They are so brilliant!

  • Frugal Couponing Mommy January 6, 2011, 11:15 pm

    I am a new follower via Thursday blog hop. I would love if you could follow me back at http://frugalcouponingmommy3.blogspot.com/

  • Heather at Dragonfly Designs January 6, 2011, 7:09 pm

    I looked at your first picture, read the first sentance and thought No Way! Toilet paper tubes?!?! WOW So cool! Thanks for linking up!

  • Laurie January 6, 2011, 5:56 pm

    Wonderful! You did such a great job on these I thought they were real metal!!! Awesome and thanks for sharing! Happy 2011!

  • Creative Escapes January 6, 2011, 5:29 pm

    That is awesome!

  • Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com January 6, 2011, 5:01 pm

    I just featured your project on All Things Thrifty! WOW.

  • Condo Blues January 6, 2011, 3:29 pm

    Looking at the After photos I couldn't believe you made those tiles from TP tubes. Wow! You have serious skillz.

  • shah wharton January 6, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Wow, love your art. My uncle makes similar things with metal, mainly furniture though. And you have a fine blog? Shah. X wordsinsync.blogspot.com

  • Johnnie January 6, 2011, 12:55 pm

    This project rocks! Please link it up over at Thrifty Thursdays. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!


  • maleahbliss January 6, 2011, 9:41 am

    These are incredible!! I can't believe you made these with toilet paper rols!!!! Seriously, WOW!
    Thanks so much for linking these up! I hope you'll stop by Tute {Yourself} Tuesday again next week!

  • Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com January 6, 2011, 2:56 am


  • Nikki January 6, 2011, 1:29 am

    WOW…seriously, WOW. I'm in awe! Thanks so much for linking these beauties up to gettin' crafty on hump day! 🙂

  • Becca January 5, 2011, 11:47 pm

    This was incredible! I'll be featuring your tutorial on BCD on Jan. 14th. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch January 5, 2011, 11:33 pm

    The rest of blogland already told you how amazing these are, but I had to tell you too. I absolutely LOVE them. And I'm totally going to copy. 🙂 Thanks for linking to Whatcha Got Wednesday! And I'll be featuring this next week too.

  • Stacy January 5, 2011, 11:32 pm

    P.S. I forgot to mention that I will be featuring this tomorrow. Thanks for linking up!

  • Stacy January 5, 2011, 11:31 pm

    SHUT UP! Toilet paper rolls??? Well, that is just amazing. Pure genius.

  • 1000scarves January 5, 2011, 11:15 pm

    Wow, love this! I, too, love to find new purposes for things and this is a great money saver too! Thanks for sharing this fabulous project! I'm going to try it 🙂

  • Rhiannon January 5, 2011, 9:34 pm

    that is amazing! looks great and i bet it took tons of patience!

  • Widad January 5, 2011, 8:05 pm

    Wow!! This is brilliant

  • Denise January 5, 2011, 6:37 pm

    Oh, my goodness. This is amazing. I guess it won't cost too much if I find can't make one as perfectly as you can.
    You are one talented woman!

  • Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too January 5, 2011, 4:19 pm

    Totally love these wickedly crafty pieces! Kudos to you.

  • Lindsey January 5, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Wow! You are one talented lady!! I absolutely love these, and just might have to try one myself.

  • P K Glitz January 5, 2011, 3:39 pm

    I would have never guessed that these were made from paper tubes! This is amazing!

  • Tru@TRU TALES FEATS January 5, 2011, 3:05 pm

    Second tome I've seen this at a linky party. I've bookmarked it for future reference.

  • Suzy January 5, 2011, 12:57 pm

    The first one took several hours while I got my technique down. The other three took about an hour a piece to assemble. Then there is drying time and they have to be spray painted. Total was one day. But I was tired. Ha!


  • Naturally Me Creations January 5, 2011, 7:50 am

    This is gorgeous, i wish i could order some from you! Well done! 😀
    Can't believe it's made for TP rolls…..
    If you remember and would like to, please link this up at my Who Made What? Weekends! linky party this weekend!! 🙂

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More January 5, 2011, 3:40 am

    Amazing. Simply Amazing! When I first read toilet paper tubes, I thought, no, she didn't. But yes, you did! How long did these take you? However long, it was worth it!

    Please stop by this weekend and link these up to Passion for Paint! So fabulous!

    (btw, I filled out your questionnaire today . . . finally!)

  • Nif @ strongmothers.com January 5, 2011, 1:50 am

    This is incredible! How creative you are!! I can't wait to see what you create in 2011!

  • Kristol Faucheux January 5, 2011, 1:16 am

    Saw this at C.R.A.F.T. MMM… Can I just say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to try it myself.

  • Jessie K January 5, 2011, 12:11 am

    I saw this on Not Just a Housewife then followed you over from Crazy Domestic. I love this! I love your creativity!

  • Autumn January 4, 2011, 11:40 pm

    Oh my goodness! Please tell us how long it took you to make these! I would have never guessed it was toilet paper rolls!

  • Rosalynn January 4, 2011, 11:21 pm

    Wow, this is just brilliant, I love it! I'm going to feature your tutorial today for my "Tutorial Tuesday."

  • Jill January 4, 2011, 9:48 pm

    Oh my goodness, wow, fabulous, incredible! I can't believe these are made from toilet rolls! What a brilliant idea!

    Thanks so much for linking to A Round Tuit. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • Denise at PinkPostcard. January 4, 2011, 8:49 pm

    wow! that is amazing! great job!

  • Theresa January 4, 2011, 8:03 pm

    This is flat out amazing! Truly a masterpiece…and thanks for the tutorial..even tho' I don't if I tried my attempt would turn out anything like yours, lol.

  • Lori January 4, 2011, 5:32 pm

    Oh my goodness this is amazing! I have wrapping paper tubes in my recycling that will likely find a new purpose after seeing this. Wow. amazing!!

  • Lesa January 4, 2011, 4:19 pm

    Your faux wrought iron wall art is absolutely gorgeous! You are extremely talented. I'm curious as to how long it took you to make all four plaques. Absolutely amazing!!!

  • Erin January 4, 2011, 1:41 pm

    Ok, seriously, that might might be the most fantastic craft I've ever seen!!!! 🙂

  • Leah Belle January 4, 2011, 1:26 pm


  • Mary January 4, 2011, 6:10 am

    Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary

  • Dacia January 4, 2011, 4:48 am

    These are simply AWESOME! Love how inventive you are!

  • Ulrich's January 4, 2011, 4:47 am

    Wow, that is freaking amazing! I have been wondering how I could make something like that! I am going to be follower now. Awesome!

  • Jana January 4, 2011, 2:42 am

    I am ridiculously impressed by this post!!

    Would love for you to come link up!

  • sarah January 4, 2011, 1:21 am

    Wow! beautiful! Really amazing!

  • Sasha January 4, 2011, 1:20 am

    Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~. This is beautiful!

  • Jennifer Juniper January 4, 2011, 12:24 am

    I would have never guessed these were made of paper! I love this idea and might have to try some myself!

  • Star @ A Load Of Craft January 4, 2011, 12:21 am

    Absolutely FANTASTIC I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

  • Elizabeth January 3, 2011, 9:07 pm

    That is seriously impressive! great work! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday. I host every week. I am leaving the party open longer this week so that people can link up multiple projects if they wish to. Hope to see you there! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

  • Amanda January 3, 2011, 7:07 pm

    I featured this today on my blog – todays top 20! I'd love for you to stop by! 🙂


  • TheCraftInMe January 3, 2011, 6:28 pm

    These are so awesome, thank you for sharing your idea!

  • Liz January 3, 2011, 5:10 pm

    Wow! This is so creative and a great idea. Thanks for sharing. We will be featuring you over on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com.

  • Sydney January 3, 2011, 4:25 pm

    I'm visiting from oneprettything. I'm speechless; that is fabulous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • Life's Sweeter with Chocolate January 3, 2011, 4:25 pm

    SO cool!!! I love this!!

  • Meg January 3, 2011, 3:37 pm

    Um, WOW! I was certain you were going to say you found these somewhere for cheap! I had NO idea they were from paper towel tubes! I LOVE it!

    I'm hosting an "our nest" sign giveaway! Hope you can join! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

  • Katie @ EyeSpyDIY January 3, 2011, 3:25 pm

    Wow, when I first saw the picture I had NO clue it was out of toilet paper rolls. How inventive!
    ~Katie from eyespydiy.blogspot.com

  • yngla January 3, 2011, 7:38 am

    This is the most creative thing I´ve ever seen! Love it!

  • HollowSquirrel January 2, 2011, 11:49 pm

    UNbelievable! Amazing! Beautiful job!!

  • Mary January 2, 2011, 11:36 pm

    Hi, I found your blog at My Romatic Home. I love your faux metal wall art, it really does look real! I would like to invite you to post this over at my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up. I hope you can join the party!

    Happy New Year,

  • It's A Priceless Life January 2, 2011, 11:05 pm

    WOW! I'm so glad I clicked on your link…those are AMAZING! So ingenious and creative!!
    I'm your newest follower…come check out my blog when you have a chance 🙂
    Shantel @

  • Suzy January 2, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Thanks so much for the wonderful comments! They took about an hour a piece once I got the technique down. They were relatively easy to make.


  • decdiva1 January 2, 2011, 7:30 am

    those look amazing! i would never have guessed they weren't metal! did it take forever tho? at any rate i think it is well worth the effort! so creative!

  • Stacie Hogan January 1, 2011, 9:51 pm

    This is amazing. i doubt mine would turn out as good but i may attempt it 🙂 gorgeous

  • CraftyBrit January 1, 2011, 4:53 pm

    That is really clever! Great job, it turned out beautiful 🙂

  • Single PAP January 1, 2011, 5:32 am

    wow, those look great!! very creative.

  • Sassy Sites! January 1, 2011, 3:30 am

    Thanks for linking up with Sassy Sites-Free For ALL Friday! I just posted my new party for the month of January… Operation Organization. Come by and check it out! Happy New Year! xoxo

  • House Revivals January 1, 2011, 2:29 am

    Love this idea! It has all my favorite elements — cardboard, glue, paint, it's cheap, and looks amazing!

  • lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL January 1, 2011, 12:30 am

    those are great they look like real metal.

  • Delina January 1, 2011, 12:25 am

    That is awesome!!! I am soo going to have to try it out!! Great tutorial thanks!

  • Nerd Mama January 1, 2011, 12:17 am

    This is so beautiful! I would never have guessed these were anything other than metal. I may have to give this a try.

  • Catherine December 31, 2010, 11:14 pm

    That is so beautiful! I HAVE to do that now. Thank you so much for the inspiration and tutorial!

  • Barbara December 31, 2010, 10:57 pm

    You did not! Wow, you are so talented! I'm placing my order!!!!

    Happy new year!

  • From A Tangled Skein December 31, 2010, 9:29 pm

    That is awesome! New follower here!


  • June@I will craft December 31, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Wow, I would never have thought these were anything but metal or possibly plastic. Never would have thought toilet paper tubes could look so chic.

  • Bonnie B. December 31, 2010, 8:56 pm

    No. Way. These are totally cool. Seriously.
    You are amazing!!

  • C.K. December 31, 2010, 8:15 pm

    Oh My Gosh !!! They Are Awesome !!!

  • Garden Lily December 31, 2010, 7:55 pm

    Suzy – That is absolutely amazing, and the best use of toilet rolls I've ever seen. I used to collect TP rolls obsessively, but can no longer find anyone who wants them – other than letting the rats chew them. I think I'll be collecting again! I especially like that these decorations are light weight, so no worry about knocking them off the wall onto the floor.

  • Creative Decor by Brooke December 31, 2010, 7:54 pm

    Holy cow! I have never in my life seen such a thing. Amazing. I love that. It really looks like metal. You are very creative.

  • Meg December 31, 2010, 6:52 pm

    Completely genius! They look amazing!

  • Alicia December 31, 2010, 5:31 pm

    Very inventive, creative, just plain great. Wow. =)

  • Michelle@Somedaycrafts December 31, 2010, 5:24 pm

    I forgot to say that I love your blog makeover. Looks great!

  • Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion December 31, 2010, 5:05 pm

    Absolutely wonderful and genious! Large scale quilling – I love it!!

  • Amy (naptimecrafters) December 31, 2010, 5:03 pm

    This is amazing!! Great work

  • Smullin Family December 31, 2010, 4:53 pm

    I've been looking for a way to use all of the tp tubes I've collected. This is definitely the fanciest art/craft I've seen so far. Thanks, I LOVE it!!!

  • whitey December 31, 2010, 4:41 pm

    amazing and borderline crazy love it!

  • Baker Family December 31, 2010, 4:38 pm

    You are incredibly talented!!! I am your newest follower 🙂



  • Gay Vaughan December 31, 2010, 4:11 pm

    No way!!! These are amazing and inspiring! I am going to feature these on my facebook page. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kristi December 31, 2010, 4:06 pm

    WOAH! These are awesome, Suzy!! Thanks for linking to Favorite Things Friday.

  • One Life Many Journeys December 31, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Shut the front door! No way…..that is flipping awesome. It is posts like this that make me less than crafty. I am glad I saw this…..maybe I will absorb some of your craftiness by osmosis.

  • Alicia December 31, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Ok, I am crazy mad impressed with how these turned out. And kind of still laughing at the image of bags of toilet paper rolls being thrust at you.

    I can't believe I haven't already been following you!

    Alicia {ProtoDoom}

  • Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments December 31, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Amazing. Truly amazing. You must have a great deal of patience to make toilet paper rolls look that good. Someday Crafts featured you and I can see why she did. My jaw is still on the floor.

  • Bonnie December 31, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Wow! The things people come up with! This is amazing! Thanks for sharing. Now following your blog. Would love for you to stop by.


  • Michelle@Somedaycrafts December 31, 2010, 3:38 pm

    This is amazing! I can't believe it is made from TP rolls. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  • Heather December 31, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Ingenious! I might have to try this, but we'll have to collect the t.p. rolls first! Love that you don't have to mar the walls with huge anchors to hang them.

  • Denise Marie December 31, 2010, 3:20 pm

    Ambitious!! And, if it falls off the wall…no broken toes. lol Way to go!!

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