Ornament #13 – Snowflakes {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

30 Days Christmas OrnamentsOrnament #13 – Snowflakes 01a7cccc3dcdcef1756d7a04286df315cf8b809588

I’m always amazed at what can be created from ordinary household items.  Case in point:  toilet paper roll tubes.

Years ago when I taught in the Children’s program at my church, Race carI used paper roll tubes in a craft where the kids made race cars.  I put the word out that I needed paper roll tubes, and I ended up with several hundred.  Needless to say, for a while, when I needed a craft, I tried to find one that would use the tubes.

Today’s ornament uses plain toilet paper roll tubes, a glue gun, white spray paint, beads and rhinestones (fake of course).  I found the beads at my local craft store; they had a clearance bin selling strings of about 50 beads for 25 cents.  It was such a bargain that I bought several.  The center of the rhinestone snowflake is from a necklace I picked up at a garage sale.

01ec72df4da4db831c0a427acfb69cc82cf1107ace012b89f1ff76b2ad5708f394ff9d536a0ef163f4f601136d52499dad299b09e7369d17d3094b56e3aa54_00001I started by flattening the tubes and then cutting them into 1/2″ strips.  I attached 6 rings with my glue gun for the center then tucked 6 more rings in between each of those for the outer rings.  I painted them, let them dry and then used the glue gun again to attach the beads.  One of these is definitely going on my wall tree.


Quest46LogoItem #35 – Make a cloth art journal.

I’ve already shared that I want to keep an art journal this year called Journal52.  I wrote about the journal in this post.  What I also want to do is make the actual art journal using a tutorial from Donna Downey from fabric and canvas.

Question of the Day:  Real or artificial Christmas tree?




Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
It looks like this :: Grace

2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 15th, 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 15th will pick from Ornaments 8-14, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8
Ornament #9
Ornament #10
Ornament #11
Ornament #12




All this talk of snowflakes is making me a bit chilly.  I better put on my scarf.



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10 Responses to Ornament #13 – Snowflakes {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Alan says:

    Real…used to have an artificial tree, but you can’t beat the fragrance of a fresh cut tree…

  2. Michelle says:

    AAAAAHHHHH THAT IS BRILLIANT! i started saving toilet paper rolls a while ago because i wanted to do this toilet tree thing (toilet tree… toiletry. puns) that i ended up not liking the idea of anymore THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO USE THEM.

    Also, artificial tree. A small one that can fit in my room. When I’m out of college I want to do a real one, though.

  3. At least 3 maybe 4 artificial trees this year.

  4. Pam Robertson says:

    Artificial unfortunately!

  5. Kathy Ryan says:

    Always cut-our-own fresh until Jim caught me at a weak moment when my arm was broken -artificial for the past few years. (He hates storing it, so maybe…)

  6. Emi says:

    For the longest time I was all about the real Christmas tree, then I went fake, now I’m back to real.

  7. Tammy Rustmann says:

    Artificial for about 6years now!

  8. Neil says:

    Artificial for most of my life.

  9. Cathy Powell says:

    Artificial now

  10. Marjorie C says:


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