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11 April 2011 @ 07:55 pm
Craft from stash: success!  
My craft-from-stash worked out well! This is now hanging in my bathroom:




And a side view:


I'm really pleased with it! I got the idea from Growing Up Creative. This is what paint, glue, a gajillion paper tubes and an entire weekend quarantining yourself in your apartment to spare the population from your evil hell germs can do, it seems.

I'm kind of stumped for my next project. For some reason, I started thinking about the least useful items I have in my craft stash. For example - I have a crap ton of pipe cleaners. I have no idea why I bought them, or why I carted them around through at least 3 different apartments, or what I can do with them that won't look like I kidnapped some six-year-olds and made them to art with me. So that's my totally unnecessary self-imposed challenge. :)

ETA: On the slim chance that anyone wants to replicate this project, one change I made from Growing Up Creative was to paint the tubes before I cut & glued them, and used 3 different greens that I randomly mixed-and-matched. And I didn't lay out my design beforehand, because I was too eager to start glueing. You don't have to paint the tubes at all, really, but I really like painting stuff that doesn't require artistic skill, like actual paintings would!
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Melyannamelyanna on April 12th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Wow! That's lovely. :)
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Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on April 12th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
That's pretty nifty-keen. :D
peanutbutterer: Fist Bumppeanutbutterer on April 12th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
That's amazing. I adore it.
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Weir - Good dayjoyfulfeather on April 12th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
OMG! That's gorgeous! And too cool.
Ravennoradannan on April 12th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
That's really pretty! Maybe you'll get to decorate my bathroom, too... :P
Poohmspooh on April 12th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
That's pretty cool!
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on April 12th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
That's really nice! You might want to hit it with some kind of sealer spray to keep the moisture from wrecking it over time, tho, unless it's in one of those half-bathrooms without a shower.
AthenaKTT: Anastasia - Opera Glassesathenaktt on April 12th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
That's really pretty. I like!
Jainabrightcupenny on April 12th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
SO PRETTY.
MV: snoopy - reading the papermrv3000 on April 12th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
Wow! That's really cool!
katyjokatyjo on April 12th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
So fab!
Ridiculously Fanaticnel_ani on April 12th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. That's gorgeous! Now I wish I hadn't thrown away all my used toilet rolls and invited you over here instead. If, you know, the travel was instantaneous, but yadda.
Clydesuzvoy on April 12th, 2011 08:54 am (UTC)
How cool!
rogue equestrian: BW:: lagaan happy coupleelvinborn on April 12th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
that's very cool.
Andy: yellow_heartankareeda on April 12th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Cool!

Speaking of pipe cleaners, I did trees and aliens with pipe cleaners plus clay at work with kids! :P Turned out pretty awesome! :P