Toilet Paper Crafts
by Linda Wright
Toilet Paper Crafts is Linda Wright’s second book of fun with toilet paper. Although this book is not origami, it is included in this web site as a companion to her first book Toilet Paper Origami.
This book is 130 pages long and has instructions to make 60 toilet paper projects. When needed, templates are provided for easy replication. Only the front & back cover of the book has color photos of the finished crafts. The inside of the book has black & white text and line drawings.
The instructions on how to make the TP crafts is clear and complete: there is a list of required items, exact details on how many sheets or lengths of TP required; and tips to make the project shine. Information is given on the characteristics of the different types of TP available on market.
For those who are very savvy with paper arts and craft, you may find that this book is a re-hash of all the projects that you already know with the added twist of it being done with toilet paper instead of paper or fabric. However, because there are so many projects described, there’s bound to be something that is new to you.
If your toilet paper crafts don’t look perfect, simply get another stretch of TP and try again. TP is inexpensive and readily available. [Shown: Confetti Eggs]
Row 1: Carnation, Dahlia, Peonie, Chrysanthemum
Row 2: Poinsettia, Cosmo, Daisy, Kanzashi Flower
Row 3: Rose, Rosebud Place Card, Origami Rose Party Favor
Clown Cupcake Topper
Lollipop Posy Topper
Letters and Lace Banner
Giant Pom Poms
Origami Heart, Here’s My Heart, Ruffled Heart Card
Origami Butterfly, Butterfly Napkin Ring, Classic Bow
In summary, it is safe to say that this book has more toilet paper crafts than you can imagine. If you are a TP enthusiasts, this book should definitely be on your shelf! Instructions are clear and projects make beautiful show pieces. [Shown: Toilet Paper Cake with Tissue Roses]
On the downside, some of the projects in this book are not very practical because TP, by nature, is delicate. For example, a costume made with TP will not likely last the night. TP flowers that decorate your vanity will disintegrate if they get wet. Similarly, TP crafts that decorate food will absorb grease/oils and then droop. These TP crafts look cool and have a lot of “wow power” but be aware that they won’t last forever.