Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

I love Christmas but it can get stressful when it comes to decorating the house, especially when I expect to host guests and parties every other week at my place!

But Christmas decorating doesn't have to be daunting, or costly for that matter. A brilliant idea of combining cardboard tubes (aka bathroom paper rolls) and green crepe paper to fashion a Christmas wreath came to me out of the blue one day.

I tried that craft idea with Miss 20 months. The end-result? I am just so pleased with how good-looking this inexpensive Christmas wreath turned out.

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler!

How to DIY Christmas Wreath

Materials needed:

  • Lots of cardboard tubes (easy to gather for hoarders like me!)
  • Green crepe paper (aka tissue paper)
  • Scissors
  • Red ribbon
  • Pine cones and/or acorns

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

  • Double-sided tape or hot glue gun
  • (Optional) Staple

Steps:

  • Cut cardboard tubes into equal, short lengths
  • Arrange cut cardboard tubes in a circle
  • When pleased with how round the circle looks, glue or staple the cardboard tubes together
  • Tie a red ribbon at the top or bottom of the completed cardboard tube by looping through the tubes
  • Fold green crepe paper multiple times and cut into short lengths

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

  • Get your toddler to help scrunch green crepe paper into small balls

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

  • Stuff small crepe paper balls into cardboard tubes and tape them to the tubes

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

  • Place a few pine cones in some of the cardboard tubes as finishing touches to look more season-appropriate and festive

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Tip:

  • Join the cut cardboard tubes consistently at the same spot for every tube (e.g. the middle) so the resultant circular shape is fuller and rounder and doesn't look warped at some sections

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

Other DIY Christmas Wreaths

I'm constantly impressed and inspired by other DIY Christmas wreath ideas circulating about on the net! These are some clever DIY Christmas wreath ideas that wow me (which I'm also itching to try, you can't have too many Christmas wreaths at home):

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Cardboard Tube Christmas Wreath to DIY With Toddler

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