Simply Spirals — DIY Ornament #4

DIY Ornaments -- Simply Spirals

Welcome to Day #4 of 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments.

30 Days of Designer DIY Ornaments at HomeWorkshop

Today’s creation is a snap and an excellent project to do with the with the kids or grandkids. It’s a good reuse of a common household item, and it’ll add glimmer to your tree. Let’s start spiraling….

Simply Spirals DIY Ornament Materials

Materials and Tools:

  • Cardboard toilet tissue tubes
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • White glue
  • Glitters of your choice
  • Scissors
  • “Mini” hole punch for making tiny hanging holes
  • 1-inch wide dowel or something similar
  • Foam brush
  • Thin wire & wire cutters, or ornament hanger

Instructions:
1. To open up the tissue tube, cut diagonally along the seam with scissors.

Cut Along the Tube SeamCut Diagonally All Along the Seam

Here are the tubes all opened up.

Tubes Opened Up

2. Following the same diagonal line cut 1/4 to 1/2-inch wide strips from the cardboard. Continue to cut as many strips as ornaments you’d like to make.

Strips all CutPunch the Hole

3. Punch a hole in the end of each strip, with the small hole punch.

4. Wrap each strip around the dowel, hold for a few seconds then remove. This will begin to tighten the spirals.

Wrapping around the Dowel

5. Brush on a coat of white craft paint to cover both sides of each cardboard strip. Be sure to paint a little on each end of the strip as well. Allow the paint to dry for about an hour. Then spiral the strip around the dowel again.

Paint the Spirals

Wrap around the Dowel

Painted Spirals

6. Holding the cardboard strip by its edges, brush white glue all over each strip.

Apply the Glue

7. Cover the glue with glitter. My daughter and I found it best to pour some over, then dip the strip into more glitter. We also decided to have a “glue person” and a “glitter person.” That shiny girl made a fabulous glitter person.

Glitter the Spiral Ornament

8. Let the glue dry. With glue and glitter, go back and touch up any spots you missed.

9. After the glue is dry, wrap the finished strip around the dowel again to re-tighten the spiral. Hold for a few seconds.

Re-tighten the Spiral

10. That’s it! Just thread a piece of wire or an ornament hanger through the hole. You and the crew can hang your Spirals on the tree, drink some cocoa and enjoy your handiwork!

Thanks for hangin’ with us on Day #4 of 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments! Enjoy your friends and family and please share your photos of your completed ornaments & tree
with us!

Tomorrow, join us for Day #5 and a cozy creation….

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6 Comments for “Simply Spirals — DIY Ornament #4”

[...] Day 1: Wired Snowdrops Day 2: Hardware Deco Day 3: Tiered Trees Day 4: Simply Spirals [...]

Now there’s a ubiquitous material for recycling! Enjoying this fun series, happy there’s much more to come.

Great idea for an item in all households

Cute and a great way to recycle!

Hi Diana, Jackie & Nancy,

This project was a good one, inspired by you and your blog no doubt, Diana. It is amazing what can become of a little TP roll. I know there are thousands of things we can do with that little cardboard tube. What’s your favorite reuse?

Happy Turkey week!
–Kathy

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