Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cardboard Snowflake Ornament

I shared this ornament over at Under the Table and Dreaming during Stephanie Lynn's Handmade Ornament Series.

I got to thinking about what I could make after Stephanie asked me to participate and since I love to use old cardboard tubes for different projects, I pulled out my stash, played around a bit, and come up with this simple ornament for all of you.

Cardboard Snowflake Ornament

Here is how you can make your own.

-Cardboard tubes cut into 1/2 in. strips
-White acrylic paint
-Glitter paint
Glue Gun

Paint the tubes white inside and out.
Let dry.

Then coat the cardboard with the glitter paint also inside and out.

Dry fit your design.
Once you got it how you would like, begin gluing the pieces together.

Add a button to the center for a little something extra.

I decided to add a glittery button on top of the first to bring the glitter to the front.
Tied some embroidery string onto it for hanging and done!

Hang it on the tree and let the lights catch the glitter.

This is a simple project but looks great on the tree!

If you would like, you could add another layer of the tubes to add more dimension to the snowflake. Just play around and make it your own!


  1. I love it Allison! I love seeing what people do with cardboard rolls. So cool!

  2. Oh, look! It's silver! It looked really goldy in th post from Thursday. It's still lovely, though. :o)

  3. What is the easiet way to cut the tubes into uniform sizes? Love this idea to do with Pre-K class!

    1. I normally just flatten the tube and then mark with a ruler the size I want the stripes to be. I then just use scissors and cut the pieces apart.

  4. This is adorable! I am looking forward to making these with my grandchildren!!! Thanks for the info!!!


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