Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath


I said when I posted the Cardboard Tube Snowflake Ornament tutorial that I had made a couple of crafts using my cardboard tubes. Well, here's the next one--a Christmas Wreath.

You will need:
Cardboard Tubes (toilet paper, paper towel, or wrapping paper tubes will all work)
Hot glue gun and glue
Green Spray Paint
1" Round Paper Punch
Red Paper
Festive Bow

Cut your cardboard tubes into one inch pieces and pinch the ends to make them oval.  Glue five of the tube sections together at the point to create a flower.


You'll need 9-10 flowers for a wreath made from wrapping paper tubes.  I ended up using 9.  Place the flowers in a circle and glue them together at two of the points to create a wreath.


After the glue on the wreath is dry, spray paint it green.  I was using cheap spray paint, so it took several coats to get full coverage.  The photo below is after just a couple of passes with the spray paint.  It really felt like I was spraying the box more than the wreath.



Once you've gotten a good solid green coverage, punch out some red circles to cover the centers of the flowers.  Hot glue them and a bow to the wreath and you're all set. 


1 comment:

  1. I love it! I was just searching for an easy way to make a wreath for Easter. I can't wait to try this!

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