Make these adorable Christmas ornaments out of recycled toilet paper rolls

Amanda Collins Bernier
Baystateparent Magazine
These easy-to-make ornaments are made from toilet paper rolls.

These upcycled holiday ornaments make great 2020 mementos as they’re made using the “product of the year” … toilet paper rolls! Here's how to make them:

Christmas Tree

Cut two toilet paper rolls in half lengthwise, so you have four equal pieces. Leave one piece as is; this will be your base. Holding the other pieces horizontal, cut a little off each one, trimming a little more as you progress through the pieces. Cut one extra piece a bit smaller to be your stump.

Use a hot glue gun to attach the pieces in the shape of a tree to the base. Paint the tree green and allow to dry; leave the stump brown. Embellish with painted or stick-on ornaments, and glue a piece of ribbon or twine to the back to hang the ornament. 

Snowflake

Paint your toilet paper roll and allow to dry. Cut the roll into 10 even pieces. Fold five of the strip into petal shapes, and use hot glue to attach them together at the sides. Fold the other five strips in half, and glue them to the inside of the petal shapes. Decorate with rhinestones and loop a piece of ribbon or twine through one section to hang the ornament. 

Poinsettia 

Paint your toilet paper roll and allow to dry. Cut the roll into 8-10 even pieces. Fold the strips into petal shapes, and use hot glue to attach them together at the sides. Once set, dip the front of the petals into Elmer’s glue, then into red glitter. Use hot glue to attach embellishments to the center of the flower. Loop a piece of ribbon or twine through one section to hang the ornament.