Snowflake Wreath Craft from Cardboard Tubes10:29 AM
To keep with the crafty side of things here on the blog this holiday season, I've have a creative and fun wreath tutorial to share with you made from toilet paper tubes. With a little paint and some creative designing, this is just the thing I needed to add some holiday cheer to my hallway.
I have been saving toilet paper and paper towel tubes for a couple of months and even had my mother pitch in some since I knew I'd need a lot. After cutting a whole shopping bag full of rolls and using them in other craft projects, I cannot begin to tell you how many I needed for this project, but each snowflake uses 10 pieces and there are 11 snowflakes on this wreath. So, let's get to it!
What You Will Need:
- Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Tubes
- Craft Paint
- Foam Brush
- Stapler (optional)
First, gather your rolls and cut in uniform sizes. I made my pieces roughly 1'' thick. Once they are all cut, start creating your design. I opted for the snowflake look, but there are others you can choose.
After gluing the pieces together, allow to dry. I did 11 snowflakes and painted 5 white with craft paint. Don't mind the messy fingers. :)
On the other 6, I used a gold paint pen to add just a little color to the sides of the snowflakes. Here you can see the difference. It's subtle, but I think it looks better than leaving them plain. Allow paint to dry.
I used a stapler to attach each snowflake to one another. You can use glue, but I found this to be a quicker method. I connected the plain snowflakes together into one wreath and the white ones into another wreath form. I then stacked them on top of each other and used thin string to hold them together also to save a little time. You can glue these babies together if you wish.
This is the final look and I love the way it dresses up my plain hallway wall. It is just the right size for the space and has that rustic Christmas look that I love!