Saturday, December 20, 2008
This afternoon, we had family craft time. My husband had been saving empty toilet paper rolls for weeks, insisting that he was going to make something out of them. The original plan was an angel choir, but I didn't really think I would want to live with something like that in my house. Never mind the fact that we have very little horizontal surface that isn't decorated already.
So, I got out the paint and glitter and covered the table. I summoned both husband and daughter, and we started painting
We painted both the inside and the outside.
After the paint was dry, the cuts were made. First, I followed the line of one of the seams.
Then, I cut again every half inch or so.
The cuts were made to about 1/4" from the top.
After cutting, I made a slight crease at the top of each spiral, parallel to the top of the tube, to make them curl back in towards the center.
It was at this point that the glitter and sequins were added to most of the ornaments - this one was glittered before cutting. Two holes were pushed through the top of the tubes, a thread was drawn through, and they were ready to hang.
Well, at least it kept us off the street for a couple of hours.