What can you do with old toilet paper
tubes? Make a cool Christmas Wreath! Almost all the
materials in this projects are recycled things - except for
the pom poms, which we had to buy at a craft store.
You will need:
- Several cardboard tubes (toilet paper
rolls or paper towel tubes)
- An old cardboard box, shoebox, cereal
box or just a sheet of cardboard backing
- Several sheets of newspaper
- Red and green paint
- Paint brush or sponge brush
- Red 1/4" pom poms
- Thick craft glue
- Pencil and scissors
- Two plastic lids to trace circles, one
big and one small OR
- Cut a strip up the middle of the
cardboard tube, lengthwise. Then cut 1" strips
- Paint the front and back of the strips
the paint is dry, staple the ends of the strips together
to make the loops.
- Cut a 6" ring with a 3"
diameter opening from the cardboard box.
- Cut small pieces of newspaper, about
2" x 1 1/2". Staple them to the outside edges
of the ring. Paint both sides of the ring and newspaper
- When the paint is dry,
"fringe" the newspaper, cutting from the
outside edge to the inside. If you want, you can curl
the edges by wrapping them around a pencil and holding
for a minute.
- Glue the loops to the inside of the
ring, like in the picture.
- Glue on pom poms.
You can make a bow for your wreath out of
a brown paper bag or newspaper. First, cut a strip of paper
about 6" long and 2" wide. Paint both sides red.
Staple the ends together to make a big loop. Then press the
ends together with the other side of the loop to make an
"8". Staple once in the middle. Cut another small
strip of the bag or newspaper about 2" long and 1"
wide. Paint it green or white. Wrap it around the middle of
your bow and glue the ends at the back. Then glue it onto