Sitting around bored? Nothing to do and no money to do it with? Get a roll of toilet paper out and you’ll soon be busy creating all sorts of new embellishments and décor pieces for your home. You’ll put an end to that boredom without ever leaving the house. No matter what type of bathroom tissue you use it can easily be made into various shapes that can be attached to many different things.
Take long pieces of toilet paper and fold them into a large square. Don’t worry so much about the size and the shape of the bathroom tissue; just tear off long pieces and make them shorter by folding them. Place the toilet paper squares into hot water and stir. Stir until the mixture becomes like thick mud. If it’s too thick add a little more water; if it’s too thin add more toilet paper.
Use cookie cutters, soap molds or candle molds to mold the bathroom tissue. You can even make your own shapes by fashioning foil into the designs you want. Gather up the goo and place it on a spatter screen or something similar so that most of the water can drain out. Next, place handsful of the paper “mud” into the chosen molds. Place the molds on a tray first to catch the draining water.
As the water drains out of the molds, add more of the wet paper, then pack it down tightly. Continue doing this until the mold is full and the water has drained out. It will take some time for the wet paper to dry. Set the molds under a light, outside in the sun, or in an airy place around the house. The molds should be dry in about 24 hours.
After removing the new pieces from the molds, and making sure they’re completely dry, you can then paint them and even add embellishments to them. Another choice is to tint the water with food coloring before adding the toilet paper. This makes designs that you don’t even have to paint.
The finished pieces can be glued to plant pots, picture frames, mirrors, lamps and shades, headboards and foot boards and many other things. You probably won’t be bored anymore, but if you feel boredom coming on, just go to the bathroom and get more toilet paper!