This is a child friendly diy for ages 8 and up. Please be careful especially when they are using the glue gun. I think they will enjoy making my Christmas Tree Bird House Ornament. This bit of craftiness can also be found in the Winter edition of the Ruby for Women magazine. I encourage you to become a subscriber. It is a lovely magazine, you can also get it for your kindle. If you would like to read the e version please click the magazine below.
What You Need-
Empty bathroom tissue cardboard tube or paper towel cardboard tube-small piece of burlap about 3 inches square Christmas picks, berries and pine, holly berries, sparkles etc. Cord, yarn or jute for wrapping- Hot glue gun -Craft knife -Scissors -Hole punch- Glue gun
Lets Make It! Cut the cardboard tube in half. Most bath tissue tubes are 4 inches long. Or cut a 2 inch section of paper towel cardboard tube. Using a hole punch or a pencil, cut or push a hole about 1/3 up from the bottom. Start gluing the cord, jute, rope or yarn a little at a time until you have covered the tube.
Please have a grown up do this step, locate the hole inside the covered tube. Using your craft knife cut the jute away from the hole, add a spot of glue if it starts to fray.
Cut a 1.5 inch circle from card stock Cut 1.25 x 1.75 inch card stock Cut burlap 1.25 x 1.75 Glue the card stock in place for the roof and then add some glue and cover with burlap. I had some pretty burlap with lace scraps, I think it gives the illusion of snow. Glue a piece of jute to the roof ( for hanging). Now gather all of your little bits of Christmas craftiness and make a pretty ornament topper. Or if you prefer, just leave it with the burlap and don’t add the topper.
It is a cute way to recycle and to decorate, please do not place your ornament near an open flame .
Now you know what to do with the bathroom tissue tubes!
Will you find some little helpers to make this cute Christmas Tree Bird House Ornament?
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