5/30/14

Toilet Paper Wall Letters – An Orange is the New Black Blog Hop


I don't know about you guys, but man-oh-man am I needing a new show to watch like no other now that Mad Men is over!  Luckily for me, one of my fave new shows from last year, Orange is the New Black is coming back on June 6th for a second season!

In honor of the show returning, I along with some of my fellow crafty bloggers, created some OITNB-inspired crafty DIYs to get you ready for the new season!

See all those links at the end of my post as well as a fun giveaway of a 3 month Netflix gift card! But first, my project.......


If you know me, you know I love quote art, so forget expensive paper maché letters, vinyl cutouts, or marquee type for your premiere party décor. I decided to create my quote art from the most readily available and cheapest craft materials on hand - TOILET PAPER!

Now I wanted something that was authentic to something you could make in prison life.  I figured toilet paper and tape are pretty readily available. In my case, I used double-sided tape. OK,  I know what you're saying..."Alexa, they could use that tape dispenser as a weapon, so they wouldn't have tape!" Well, for any naysayers out there, feel free to use duct tape or chewing gum if you so do choose. It will certainly do the trick just as well!!!


Is there a technique to hanging this stuff??  Nah, not really, you just eyeball it and piece it together with tape as you go.  I personally think the tackier, the better.  This is toilet paper on a wall after all!  If you've gone this far, you're already doing something mildy wrong in your life! Oh, and FYI, I used about 3/4 of a roll for the masterpiece you see above! The good news is that you can neatly stack it in sheets once you are done! Not only is this DIY clever, it's also recyclable!

Take your party décor to the next level beyond this by basically using the toilet paper anywhere you normally would hang crepe paper streamers!  Hey, and for a fun party game, you could always use toilet paper to create Morello's wedding dress (you know you've totally played that game at bridal showers before).  For some DIY inspiration, I suggest seeing Morello's wedding Pinterest board on the official OITNB Pinterest page.  They've got some great pins over there!



And let me just say, I love the do-it-yourself spirit of the new batch of Season 2 posters!  Duct tape boxing gloves, pencils as knitting needles, Sharpie eyebrows, even a chain link fence crown!  So cool and I love the witty writing that goes along with it!

GIVEAWAY TIME! Here's your chance to enter a 3 month membership to Netflix, so you can get in on all the prison drama and fun of season 2 of Orange is the New Black! A special thank you goes out to Netflix for this awesome giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway And visit the other amazing crafts by my OITNB-obsessed bloggy friends.  They went above and beyond for this hop!

Pear Mama

Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica

Jennifer of Hydrangea Hippo

Rina & Desi from Mothership Scrapbook Girl

Amy of Random Acts of Amy

Jaderbomb


Until next time Swellions!
Alexa


17 comments:

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Swellions? You kill me! LOL Ilove this idea -- so easy, fun, to the point!!! You rocked it!!

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

Okay, I never through of using toilet paper for letters on my wall. But it makes perfect sense!

nancy ibarra said...

I have toilet paper! I think I can do this! :)

deannabarnes said...

Bahahaha!!! I love this idea!

Brittany Steuart said...

ive never thought of doing that, its actually funny to me but makes since.

cindy said...

This is geneous!

Lauren Wyatt said...

Very clever!

Clair Freebie said...

Makes sense and it's so simple!

susie king said...

I want to try this at home.

Virginia Sandfer said...

Simple and cute!

Nicole said...

What. A fun blog post. Love your wall and I'll have to check out Pinterest. Can't wait for season 2

Erick & Norma said...

Such an easy and clever idea!

Julie Raye-Rod. said...

i love the ideas!

Ann Raye said...

the chevron pillows are a total must have.

tashamwilkerson said...

Great idea! Easy and convenient!!

Kenny Fensom said...

love the show, thanks for the chance to win!

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