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DIY Christmas Ornaments from Upcycled Tissue Cardboard Tubes

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It's November...already?!

Time flies by quickly, doesn't it? Just a few days after it will be December already, and pretty soon, we'll all be celebrating Christmas!

I'm sure you've started decorating for the holidays, even just a little bit, to get you into the Christmas spirit. We've started early as October decorating for Christmas in our household.

I'd like to share with you this simple DIY craft we did with our tissue cardboard tubes. I was meaning to use them for some arts and crafts projects for the kids, so I kept a stash. One day, I just thought of finally using them and make Christmas ornaments :) It was also about time we had a little change in our decorations anyway. So instead of buying new ones, we did this:

1. Materials: We gathered some tissue cardboard tubes, some poster paint, left over cloth and felt, pompoms and pipe cleaners.


2. We started painting the tubes with poster paint. We each made Santa, an Angel, a Snowman, and a Reindeer.



The little boy is painting a snowman...



3. Let the paint dry and then add some details using left over cloth and felt, and some pipe cleaners. We used the cloth for scarves and Santa's hat, the felt for the brim in Santa's hat, Snowmen hats, and the Angels' wings, the pompoms for reindeer noses and Santa's hat (again, hehe), and the pipe cleaners we're used as reindeer antlers, angel halos, snowmen noses, and loops at the back so we can hang the ornaments.




4. Finish by drawing faces and outlining using a black pentel pen. Kiel drew most of the faces, while I made the outlines. 


5. And then you can finally hang them on the tree



Kiel was very happy to have made this, and he feels very proud seeing them up in the tree, knowing that we made them together.

How about you? Do you have any Christmas saving crafts or hacks you'd like to share too?

If you like our little project, we'd love to get some feedback in the comments below.

Pin this project for later, plus see some other Christmas crafts ideas:
Follow Lique's board Christmas crafts ideas on Pinterest.

Happy Holidays!
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18 comments

  1. That's very resourceful plus bonding time with your child.

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  2. Very cute DIY Christmas ornaments. I love DIY too but we have no Christmas decorations yet, I'm waiting for December month. hehehe!

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  3. Handcrafted Christmas ornaments created by your own kids will always be the 'stars' of a Christmas Tree! Good job mommy and kiel!

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  4. wow that's very cool! Those moments with our kids are just priceless... Great job mommy! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Galing! And a great bonding moment with the kids too!

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  6. Cool! I'm sure my son would love to do this!

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  7. They are so adorbs! I wish I have extra time to do some DIYS.

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  8. Super cute! Hay naku, I always keep those tissue tubes and the husband would always complain about having too much trash at home so I ended up throwing them away.

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    1. I used to throw them away too, but I found ideas on Pinterest for crafts and there are a lot! :)

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  9. Those are cute and pretty DIY for Christmas. Making DIY is relaxing and fun too!

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  10. Too cute and creative! What a great activity for moms and kids :D

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  11. So cool! I actually have so tubes I use to organize my yarn stash.Maybe I can make these too :)

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  12. Those looks cute and fun to make with the kids! I have to improvise though since we buy tubeless tissues. ~Pearliza Paguio

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    1. Lots of Christmas crafts ideas on Pinterest mommy :) not necessarily using cardboard tubes. Last year, we made a wreath out of paper plate and art paper and a nativity scene with paper cups and paint :)

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  13. looks adorable. my kids would surely appreciate the decors more if they would do it on their own as well. thanks for the idea.

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  14. Too cute! We will surely do this activity when my daughter grows older.

    Xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  15. This is my ultimate wish I can make some DIY :-)

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  16. We have several tissue cardboard tubes at home. I saved them for my son's project but he didn't get to use them. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks for the suggestion. -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

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