Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
This frame is visually stunning with lots of texture and pops of color!
However...it's menace runs deeper.
It was the most tedious and time consuming project
I've ever wrangled my kids into doing.
I had been planning this craft for a while, and my husband was out of town,
so it seemed like a good time to catch up on projects.
My nearly 12 year old son said "hey mom, can I play Diablo?"
and I said "Yes, but help me with this project first".
Famous last words.
I similarly convinced my 10 year old daughter to play along as well...
so we had the whole crafty family working together.
Minus the 5 year old who was in and out and playing his heart out. (lucky devil)
We begun this escapade at 4:02 pm...and finished with the last shutter click at 8:49 pm.
Completely SKIPPING dinner!
No worries, we had Marshmallow Mateys at 9:00 pm.
(Note: I would not do this again)
But we made it through all of:
Barbie the Island Princess
and part way into Wreck it Ralph.
We also added some Astrobrights Paper in there for some bright pops of color.
You will need:
(upcycle one you have on hand, or get one to refinish at the craft store..my advice: think small!)
(you could use scissors...but that would make this project suck even more)
(you could use glue...but that would make this project suck even more)
Either a quilling tool or a toothpick
(just something to roll the paper around)
paint/spray paint for the frame
Time....lots of it.
and movies to play in the background...or an audio book!
I used the paper cutter to cut half inch strips.
Now, fold all those strips in half.
mostly switched to just finger rolling.
Alternating magazine strips and paper strips.
Using the tape gun to tape on additional strips...and finally taping the strip to
itself once we were satisfied with the size.
we thought we were rocking it!
They looked great and we were cranking them out!
This was going to take forever to fill that sucka up!
Everyone could sit around and roll and chat...many hands make light work!
that made it easy for me to roll and use the already folded strips...you
just have to make the most efficient system.
Half way! Onto another movie!
on those things would give up and unroll!
Plus it gave us measurable progress!
But we wanted some of the teal paint peeking through
and were just plain sick of it anyway!
Totally worth the time...right?!!
Haven't thought of what to put in it yet...what could possibly merit all that time?
Maybe a wedding picture? Maybe a diamond!
And the kids were proud of their accomplishment!
It was like the marathon of crafting!
like my daughter did with this frame for me for Mother's day!
So what do YOU think?????
Was it worth it!????
Would you ever try this????