‘Tis the season to be thrifty! If you want to save money on crafts this holiday season, there are a lot of festive projects you can make using nothing more than the most ordinary supplies you’ve already got laying around the house.
In fact, one of my favorite craft supplies is paper rolls. If you haven’t yet, you should check out this project to make DIY fairy houses out of paper rolls, and you should also watch this video to learn how to make 4 fun paper roll crafts in 3 minutes.
Speaking of videos, my latest is just over 3 minutes long. Watch it and you will learn how to make 5 paper roll crafts which are perfect for celebrating the holiday season and saving money on your decorations. Check it out!
Craft straw and/or other embellishments
Metallic spray paint
Hot glue and glue gun
1. Start by using a paintbrush to apply red paint to the outside of a paper roll.
2. Next, flatten the paper roll and cut it into strips.
3. Apply hot glue to the strips and attach them so that they look like petals on a flower.
4. Add some holiday-themed embellishments like faux pine needles and berries and a red or green bow. It looks a bit like a poinsettia, so I am calling it one.
1. Start by painting a paper roll in a festive, cheery shade of red.
2. Flatten the paper roll.
3. Use hot glue to attach a black ribbon around the outside.
4. Add a square of cardboard to the middle with the center cut out. Now you have what looks like Santa’s belt buckle.
5. Cut an arc out of the top part, and then put your napkin and silverware inside.
1. Wrap up a paper roll in some decorative paper of your choice.
2. Hot glue the paper in place.
3. Pinch the ends together and tie them off with twist-ties.
4. Before closing off the second end, be sure to insert some candies.
1. Start by painting a paper roll black.
2. Using hot glue, attach some googly eyes.
3. Attach a folded orange triangle of paper as the penguin’s beak.
4. Cut out some white paper to attach to the front to create the characteristic penguin look.
5. Attach little flaps of black paper to either side as the penguin’s wings.
1. Begin by spray painting a toilet paper roll with a metallic hue.
2. Cut up the toilet paper roll into strips, as you did in the first project with the flower.
3. As with that first project, arrange the pieces so that you do get a flower shape.
4. Make a bunch of these.
5. Attach them one to the next with hot glue.
You now have a stunning holiday wreath.
I hope you enjoyed these paper roll projects. Have a happy and thrifty holiday season!