Every Christmas season I love to have a craft session with my kids and this usually involves making someone ornaments for our tree. Last year, we made some paper straw trees, yarn balls and folded paper pinwheels– and this year these recycled poinsettia ornaments are our first on the list! They are made with just a few materials, mostly being made from recycling a toilet or paper towel roll. These ornaments are easy to make and a great way to up cycle something instead of throwing them in the trash.
To make each of these recycled poinsettia ornaments, you’ll need:
one toilet paper roll
glitter or spray paint glitter
These ornaments are super easy to make and really add a nice touch to your tree or even a wrapped gift for someone! To make the flower part, take a toilet paper and flatten it some, and then cut it into 5 equal pieces, which will turn into your five petals.
Next, you’ll want to use some hot glue and glue them together in the center so they make the shape of a flower. Then you’ll want to paint your flowers. I used red tempura paint and a foam brush and did the inside and outside of each petal and then used a red glitter spray paint on them. You could easily sprinkle some regular glitter on each though or not even use glitter!
Lastly glue on some pom poms (I used white but yellow would be great too!) and tie a ribbon onto it and then you are good to go! These are so simple to make and fun for the kids to help with, especially the painting part. The only take a few minutes to make each one and they add a fun, rustic look to any tree.
Do you think your kids would like to make these too?