Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree

It’s a fact. I can’t wrap presents to save my life. I cut the paper all crooked, the scotch tape always gets stuck in my hair (that's after using it on my nose like a Biore strip) and just try writing out someone’s name on one of those teeny-tiny gift tags. Especially if that person’s name is Mephistopheles.

The upside to wrapping presents? You’re left with all those cardboard tubes. And when you have cardboard tubes, you have the makings for another wonderful caker Christmas craft. We don’t let anything go to waste. Cakers are the original recyclers.

Why, just look at this majestic Christmas tree. I bet you'd pay close to $20 for this at Sears. But I made it for mere pennies. You can decorate it any way you want. Just be careful when using the X-Acto knife. If you think wrapping presents with ten fingers is hard, just try wrapping them with nine.

Come back Friday for my final holiday recipe. Then it's my Caker Christmas party round-up on Monday!

Instructions:


1) Cut the cardboard tube into 1-inch pieces.









2) Watch your fingers or else you'll end up like this!









3) Glue the pieces together in the shape of a tree, spray paint the crap out of it and decorate with balls, ornaments, hair, whatever you fancy!

6 comments:

  1. i seriously love these low fi christmas crafts!

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    1. I know! Who needs technology when you've got cardboard and imagination?

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  2. Fancy! You sprung for the pompoms with tinsel threads.

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    1. They were a dollar which was a little out of my budget. But sometimes, you have to say what the heck?

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  3. Festivity and Frugality all rolled into one! LOVE it. The sparkly tinsel pompoms remind me fondly of last Christmas when my cat coughed one up under the tree.

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    1. My cat peed on the presents one year. It's those special animal memories that add magic to the holidays, don't you think?

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