Retro Ornaments


These simple yet sophisticated decorations are made from cardboard tubes and pipe cleaners. Paint the outsides of the tubes before cutting them, if desired, or keep them unpainted for a natural look.


What you’ll need

  • Cardboard tubes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Thread or string

How to make it


1) For every ornaments, smooth a 7 1/2-inch length of cardboard tube. Mark and cut it into 3/4-broad rings; you’ll require 10 for this project.

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2) On each  leveled ring, stamp dots 3/4 inches in from each one folded edge. With a hole punch, make holes at the dots.


3) Beginning with the internal circle, string the rings onto a pipe cleaner. For the external circle, turn two pipe cleaners together to make a two long piece, then string it through the external holes in the cardboard rings. Turn the ends together and trim the excess. Hang with string.




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