Retro Ornaments

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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.

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What you’ll need

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

How to make it

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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.

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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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