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Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Wreath

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This creative piece of decoration is cheap and frugal. It's a great kids craft and teaches others the value of re-purposing. It's customizable and fun to create. So Enjoy!

P.S. If you don't understand what I wrote in any of the steps, the pictures should guide you.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need...
Toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls). I used 20 toilet paper rolls.
Scissors
Glue (I used hot glue since it's faster, but white glue would also work and it's a safer option for younger kids.)
Markers
Cardstock (2 shades of Green and 2 different colors used for ornament)
Glitter and bowl(to catch the excess glitter) : Optional
Paint: Optional
Placemat or newspapers to put underneath

Step 2: Cutting the Toilet Paper Roll

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Measure one inch strips on the toilet paper rolls and make tick marks. Cut across where the tick marks are. You will end up with circular tubes.

Step 3: Arranging the tree

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Arrange the Christmas tree using the toilet paper tubes. I placed 5 tubes on the bottom, 4 in the next row, 3, 2, and 1 on top. That is my Christmas tree. Then, I formed a star on top of the tree using 5 tubes. I pinched two sides of the tube to make it more oval-ish. If you want, you could shape the tubes on the trees to make it more circular. I did not because every leaf/ornament on a tree is different.

Step 4: Forming the heart

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Begin to form a heart around the tree, connecting the top two circles to the star and the ring to the corner of the tree. (Sorry-the eleventh ring should be attached to the corner in the tree in the pic.)

Step 5: Gluing

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After arranging the toilet paper roll tubes, you are ready to glue! Glue each piece together carefully. I used hot glue, but I'm sure liquid glue would work too. I put together the tree and star together first, then the outer heart.
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