Dream Tree: Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Ornaments

Toilet paper roll Christmas ornament. This cost about $1 to make and looks very expensive. Design Dazzle

Who would ever guess you could make a Christmas ornament look this elegant from empty toilet paper rolls?? Well, you can! It is super easy and super CHEAP! It cost under a dollar to make this ornament.

Michaels invited me to be a part of their Dream Tree Challenge. I decorated one of their Christmas tree’s using their store products and also created this ornament for my Dream Tree.

Silvery sage, apple green, floral, glitter, moss, birds,  and more! This is what a Jeweled Forest Christmas Tree looks like. Designed by Toni of Design Dazzle. #christmastrees #dreamtree #christmastreedecorating

This is what a Jeweled Forest Christmas Tree looks like. Last years Christmas tree was painted and glittered! Would you like to see all the FABULOUS trees created by the other bloggers in the Dream Tree Challenge, follow the hashtag #JustAddMichaels. You can also visit Michaels Pinterest board to see all the trees. I would LOVE a pin or comment on my tree!!

Directions on how-to make a toilet paper roll Christmas ornament:


empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls

spray paint

silver glitter – color will be dependent on the look you are going for

spray adhesivehot glue gun

jewels or embellishments from the jewelry aisle at Michaels Stores.

Christmas ornament made from toilet paper rolls - Design Dazzle

Cut strips about 3/4 in wide from the toilet paper rolls. Make sure the strips are the same thickness/width. We made a circle about 1 1/2 inches round. Smaller circles were hot glued around the perimeter of the circle. “Scrolls” were made with cardboard strips cut from the toilet paper rolls. Wrap the cardboard around a pencil or glue stick to help create the “scroll”.

Toilet paper tubes made into a Christmas ornament - Design Dazzle

The scrolls were then added to the outside of the cardboard circle with hot glue.

silver cardboard ornament - Design Dazzle

Spray paint cardboard. Since I was going for the silver sparkle look, I used silver spray paint.

glitter cardboard ornament - Design Dazzle

Once the spray paint is dry I sprayed the ornament with spray adhesive and then poured glitter over the entire ornament.

embellishment for toilet paper tube Christmas ornament - Design Dazzle

These jewelry embellishments are found on the jewelry aisle at Michaels. They come 3 in a package. The price was either $3.99 or $4.99 and they were on sale for 50% off. So that comes to $1.5o or $2.00 for ALL three. So to make three of these Christmas ornaments it’s about $1 each. The embellishment was hot glued to the center of the ornament.

toilet paper roll ornament on Christmas tree - Design Dazzle

Here is is hanging on the tree. Have fun and make various designs with the cardboard strips. How easy would this be to make with kids?

embellished toilet paper ornament - Design Dazzle

Design Dazzle's Christmas tree at night

This is the tree lit up at night! The mirror behind the tree helps create even more glowing lights in the reflection.

So how cool is this:


Michaels is offering a holiday helpline this year! Now through Christmas Eve you can call 1-800-MICHAELS Monday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m. CST and be connected directly to Michaels crafting experts. You also can send craft questions via email to holidayhelp@michaels.com or by using the hashtag #askmichaels on Facebook and Twitter

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Michaels. I was provided with a  pre-lit artificial Christmas tree and a gift card to spend at Michaels to decorate my tree and make Christmas ornaments. Thank you Michaels!! All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Posted on November 8, 2013
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas, repurposing, toni's projects, ideas and tips

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  1. madenuzia says:
    November 20, 2013

    adorei vou fazer para colocar na minha porta

  2. Debbie says:
    November 27, 2014

    awesome! I have been saving rolls in hopes of finding a project for them. LOVE YOUR DESIGN

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      November 27, 2014

      Debbie –
      Thank you so much for your comments!! I’m so glad you found a great project for them.

  3. Sue says:
    November 27, 2014

    Love this idea!! When I was very young I made the 3 wisemen out of toilet paper rolls!! For years, it was a fun joke in our family. I would place them in a prominent spot and my Mom would hide them. She passed away on Dec. 18th and when my daughter and I put away the Christmas decorations I could not find them. I never did. It will be fun to do something again with toilet paper rolls. Thanks for the tutorial and have a blessed holiday.

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      November 27, 2014

      What a sweet story. Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate it.

  4. LaVon says:
    November 27, 2014

    I love the tissue roll idea!! And those sturdy paper to well rolls…I just knew!!! there was a creative use for them…. Thanks for the ideas!! Michael’s…a fave place to shop!! 🙂

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      November 27, 2014

      Yes, Michaels is a favorite of mine too! Thank you for the sweet comments. It certainly is a fun project to create.

  5. Peggy says:
    December 21, 2014

    This is a great idea, so pretty and elegant. I have made a few things using toilet paper rolls and like each one. But, no where near as pretty as this! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Rose says:
    December 20, 2015

    My daughter chose to do this for craft project

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