Centerpieces don't have to take up the entire table or even be on the table! Why not try a hanging centerpiece this Christmas to free up space for all that important food and conversation flow? This one is made with toilet paper rolls! Dressed up with paint and glitter, you have to look hard to realise what they really are. Makes a good conversation starter! Grab the kids, some painting smocks and enjoy this Chrissy craft.
- Toilet paper rolls
- A scalpel
- Also required: pegs, fishing wire and masking tape
1. Materials needed 2. Peg the roll and paint the inside 3. Roll in glitter 4. Cut in spirals
Clip a peg to the toilet roll for ease of painting and paint the toilet roll inside and out like we did, contrasting solid colours on the inside and outside. You'll need to move the peg slightly to paint the part it covers.
Still holding the peg and with the paint still wet, roll in glitter. Move the peg again to cover the entire roll. Leave to dry.
Use your scalpel to cut the toilet roll along the natural spiral seam. Start about a centimetre from the top and finish a centimetre from the bottom. Repeat the entire way around the roll with the cuts one to two centimetres apart. Use both hands to manouevre the roll slightly so the cut pieces bend a little, forming a lantern.
Cut or punch a hole in the top of the roll on opposite sides and thread a piece of fishing wire through and tie.
Hang from the ceiling with white-coloured masking tape (to blend in with the paint) or tie to a light fitting.