Recently a friend shared this on their Facebook Page. I have been saving toilet rolls for a while and was looking for something to do with them so a Christmas Tree seemed like a great idea! I am in no way artistically inclined and I found it so easy so those who are a whole lot better at this stuff should find it a breeze!
What you will need:
- Toilet rolls. – I had a heap to use up so I started with 10 across the bottom, which was 55. Just change the starting number to how many rolls you can collect. You could also chop up glad wrap etc rolls.
- Green Paint
- 1 string of tinsel
- 1 small star
- Small baubles – they are going to need to fit into the rolls so the smaller the better.
- Roll of sticky tape – the more the better. I used so much sticky tape it wasn’t funny. Like wrapping presents for a family of ten amount of sticky tape.
- Paint brushes
What you need to do:
1. Start by taping a line of rolls together. I found that it was easier to do this with the rolls standing up for the first couple of lines.
2. In the crevice creating by taping the rolls together, tape another roll, starting the second row. Continue this with each row until you have a triangle shape.
3. I found it was easier to only tape both ends in places where the rolls began to bulge. This helped to keep the shake of the triangle. I’d recommend doing this on your own, without the kids as it is a bit tedious and Mr 4 got bored pretty quickly.
4. Paint the outside sides of the toilet roll. The picture I found paints the inside of the rolls as well but because I used tinsel, this wasn’t necessary. However if you are using only baubles I would suggest painting the insides. Wait for the paint to dry before attaching the decorations.
5. Endure at least an hour of ‘Is it dry yet’ from your over eager child.
6. Decorate your tree however you wish! I used tape to attach the tinsel so it hung from the tree. I used a star from a mixed box of decorations that I got, attached it to a gold pipe cleaner and then taped it to the top of the tree.
Mr 4 and I had so much funny decorating it, and it helped to stave off the desire to put the big tree up! If you have a few extra rolls you could also create a stump by taping 4 rolls together and painting them brown, then attaching them to the bottom of the tree.
Do you make Christmas crafts with your children? Do you have any traditions that you are creating with them?
Lining up with Essentially Jess for IBOT