An Anthrofied DIY and a Knotty Shirt

Remember how I told you my nesting urges are all fired up now that I’ve got only 14 weeks to go?  The little eggplant is growing like a weed and I feel like my belly trajectory has at least doubled in size the last two weeks.   (It still feels like I have forever until go time).  So let’s not dwell on it, shall we?  Let’s get our craftiness on and pretend we’re all wanna-be Anthro visual team members.

I came across this DesignSponge DIY Tutorial  a few years ago and have been meaning to make one of my own since then.  I was waiting to see where all my other decor projects ended up first, since I knew this project would cost me nothing to make and could really hang just about anywhere.   White space has been the lot over our computer desk for the past 4 years, so I decided it was time to get this project up, knowing just where to put it.  I started saving up toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls about 2 months ago.  Here is my end result.

Toilet Paper Roll Art

The whole Shebang.

The bonus of this project is that I can keep saving my TP and Paper Towel rolls and keep adding on to the sucker, turning it into 3-D wallpaper or something. It literally only took me an hour to make and a stick and a half of hot glue.  Fast DIY’s are my friends.   So you think you might try something like this?  Or have you already?  Couldn’t you see the visual teams at Anthro going hog-wild with TP roll designs?  Here’s some more TP DIY ideas from pinterest:

Wreath by

and this Wow-er!

Toilet Paper Roll Paper sculpture from Yuken Teryua

Remember yesterday’s post when I said I went into the Gap and they were having an extra 40 percent off sale?  Well I also picked up this shirt, for $16.  What to do with an over-sized button-up?  Knot it, over the bump of course!

Wearing: Skirt/Dress-J.Crew Outlet, Tank-Banana Republic, Shirt-Gap, Shoes-Anthropologie Lemonstick Wedges, Earrings-Anthropologie Triphasic Earrings

These Triphasic earrings I purchased on sale last week have me wanting to do cartwheels.  Don’t worry, I won’t.  But I want to.  They’re lightweight and fabulous, and I’m having to restrain myself from wearing them every day.   And, thankfully, I did not pull a Britney Spears maternity disaster in this outfit…opting instead for a layered tank underneath.  You’re welcome.  You can still see some major bumpage though, what with the jersey-hugging items I chose. A much classier way to show it off, don’t you think?

Wishing you all a happy weekend.  If mine goes as planned, I’ll be hitting up several Anthropologies (with shoes!!), kicking it by a 5-star resort pool, gorging myself on daily breakfast buffets that would make your mama jealous, and eating warm chocolate chip cookies as I lay in my newly “turned down” bed.  The biggest decision I’ll have to make?  Which color nail polish to choose at my pedicure. It’s gonna be so rough….

xoxo Molly



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13 Responses to An Anthrofied DIY and a Knotty Shirt

  1. Oh my gosh, you are too fabulous. This upcoming weekend sounds like a much-deserved dream come true. Enjoy—get some extra relaxation in for me, ok?

    PS: I bought these earrings upon your recommendation (along with that long chunky metallic necklace—the name escapes me now—) and holy cow. I didn't think these would be my style at all but they really go with EVERYTHING and add something awesome to each outfit. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Marie

    Love seeing that bump getting bigger! And you flaunt it so well! I really like the TP/PT design you did, very inspiring. I super love the wreath idea because it would be really really simple. Have a great time wherever you find yourself – being pampered for sure. I will enjoy me some time with Mike+Becca and family this weekend. Love you!

  3. Holy heck! You are an extremely, amazingly talented woman! I wish I could take a class from you :) You also look so gorgeous in your outfit here… the most stylish mom-to-be out there!

  4. hileary

    Loving your maternity style! It makes me want to get knocked up again so that I can be a much hipper pregger. Well, maybe not, but you look fantastic!

  5. You are so talented. I would have never imagined those were toilet paper rolls.

  6. You're adorable, and your textured wall idea is amazing!! Geez, maybe I should get pregnant so I can actually accomplish something…nah, the cat would be too jealous!

  7. I adore the close up photo of half of your beautiful, sweet face Molly! You are one incredibly, gorgeous woman. And you incorporated the bump into your Color Blocked outfit with ease. Love those Lemon Stick Wedges.

    How cute is the DIY decor from TP rolls. Talk about recycling gone fabulous. I love your wild, all over the wall, vines. Looks like a fun project. Just be careful with that hot glue gun. My Mom got me in the eye with one a week before my wedding while making my veil. No harm! But I do have a scare in the corner of my eye. I wonder if I could make a jewelry rack, similar to your wild vines. How did you attach your vines to the wall?

  8. okay, this DIY is the greatest thing i have seen in a long time. time to start saving toilet paper tubes! thanks for sharing!

  9. Brilliant!! Have you though of doing a mini tour of your home? It looks fabulous in your photos!

  10. Athena

    Very cool!! I always save my toilet paper rolls to recycle, now I'm going to take them out of the recycle bin and start crafting! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea, I love how you designed yours!

  11. Anne Marie

    Oh, Molly, I love the TP wall art. You seriously have some artistic talent. One of these days, you'll have to post some pics from the wedding reception you worked on designing. I could not believe what you came up with! Positively brilliant. I laughed about your "pushing present" idea. Why not? Us ladyfolks deserve all the rewards we can get for the whole birthing/gestating lot that is ours. With my twins, I should have told Jared I deserved a "slicing open present" or something….sadly they had to come C-section since one of my guys was transverse….I highly recommend pushing over getting sliced open though:)

    I love the idea of the knot over your bump. So sorry about all the recent growth spurting! Hope he settles into a more comfortable position soon.

  12. Leah

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! The cutest idea I have ever seen! I'm totally going for it! You have completely converted me into your awesome ways! I love you so much! MUAH!

  13. shirl Neubauer

    Very clever! Have used for starting seeds , making games and even gift containers but I love this decorating idea. Bet baby’s nursery doesn’t lack for design. Thank you.

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