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