December 20, 2014

Recycled Paper Ornament


In honor of Christmas being in five days, I came up with a quick and easy ornament DIY. The best part about this tutorial (in my opinion) is that it can be made with things you likely already have around the house. 
Materials:
Paper (I used a phonebook)
Glue Stick
Wooden Skewer
Aluminum Foil
Hot Glue
String 
To roll the paper tubes:
Cut the paper in half
Place the skewer in the bottom corner and roll tightly away from you
Use a small bit of glue to secure the end
Pull the skewer out
Make an aluminum foil ball.
Try to remove lumps or they will show when you glue the paper tubes.
 Attach one end of a tube with hot glue and start wrapping it around itself tightly. 
Continue wrapping until you end out of tube.
 To attach another tube:
When you rolled the tubes you may have noticed one end is smaller than the other.
Simply insert one end into the existing tube.
 Continue wrapping tubes around the shape of the foil ball.
 As you reach the other side, hot glue a loop of string in the center.
Continue wrapping paper tubes to fill the space around the string.
When you get to the end, snip off the extra and be sure the end is glued down.
Tada! Now you have a recycled paper ornament to give as a last minute gift or to add to your own tree.

I'd love to see your version if you create one!
If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to comment below.

Happy Crafting! xo

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