3 Ideas to recycle cardboard tubes and create Christmas decorations

In this tutorial I'll teach you 3 ideas so you can reuse the Cardboard tubes of toilet paper, kitchen paper, plastic wrap, adhesive tape ... and turn them into beautiful decorations for Christmas.

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Materials

To do the three crafts you will need as a common element Cardboard tubes, but we will also use other materials specific to each idea.

Napkin rings

  • Cardboard tube
  • Scissors
  • Tapes
  • Gun silicone
  • Christmas decorations like snowflakes, mistletoe, acorns, miniature pinecones ...

Frozen christmas pendant

  • Cardboard tube
  • Scissors
  • Gun silicone
  • Spray paint
  • White glue
  • White glitter

Christmas house

  • Cardboard tube
  • White, red, black and gold acrylic paint
  • Red ball or red pompom
  • Gun silicone
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Red eva rubber or red cardboard
  • Brown marker
  • Circular drilling machine
  • Artificial leaves
  • Cardboard
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Step by step

In the following video-tutorial you can see the elaboration process of each of the ideas by recycling the Cardboard tubes. They are very easy and with very good results. Also quick to do, so that if at the last moment you look too fair to buy or create some ornaments, you can resort to these ideas economic.

Do not forget any steps so that you can make the decorations yourself. For that I explain below in a simple way how to do the three crafts so you don't have any problem.

Napkin rings

To make the napkin rings you must cut a cardboard tube from the small ones by the half, from there you can get two napkin rings. Paste the tape on the cardboard and surround it all with it. Once you have the tube covered, tie a loop with another ribbon or cord of a different color to make it stand out. In the center of the loop you can stick the ornament that you have chosen. I have chosen for one some acorns and for another one wooden snowflake.

Frozen christmas pendant

The beauty of this ornament is to give it the effect of Frost, and that we are going to achieve with the white glitter. First you need to cut the cardboard into 8 tiras approximately 1cm wide. Squeeze two ends of the cardboard circle a little and you will make a shape that resembles a sheet. Glue 4 together at one end and form a cross. The other remaining ones you paste right between each one of the previous ones.

Cut others four circles but this time open them, because what you have to do is roll them up like a snail to create a spiral. That spiral must be glued within the first circles that you have glued.

Paint it with the spray, much more comfortable than with a brush. I have used gold but it also looks very good in white. When the paint has dried apply abundantly White glue by one of the faces and spread the purpurin. When it dries, being white glitter it will appear that the ornament has Frost all over that face.

Christmas house

La cottage is the one that takes the longest, but it is still very easy.

Paint the cardboard tube color Red. Cut a Circle rubber or red cardboard and paint the entire border and some lines as if it were a Wooden door. Glue the circle to the tube. To do the roof cut out a cardboard rectangle and paint it white. To make the worn effect give it touches of black with a dry brush very gently, and if you want to blur more, rub a little with a tissue or paper. Glue the roof over the red tube.

To cover the hole between the roof and the house, glue some artificial leaves, and to add more details apply some silicone circles in the center and paint it gold. On it paste the red ball or pompom.

Apply White paint at the base of the house to simulate the snow. And if you make a hole in the roof and pass a thread through it, you can hang it from the Christmas tree.


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