How to Make a Drum Christmas Ornament

Your little drummer boy (or girl) will have so much fun making this sweet Christmas ornament craft!

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Brian Pineda

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Turn a round gift box into a cute drum ornament for your Christmas tree!

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Step 1: Collect Materials for Drum Ornament

Bryan McCay

Step 1: Collect Materials for Drum Ornament

What you'll need:

3" round cardboard gift box, paint, paintbrush, needle tool, ribbon, scissors, glue, brads (American Crafts medium brads, $3; createforless.com), thread, 2 toothpicks, 2 beads

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Step 2: Drum Ornament

Bryan McCay

Step 2: Drum Ornament

Paint box; let dry.

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Step 3: Drum Ornament

Bryan McCay

Step 3: Drum Ornament

Poke holes around the bottom edge of the box about 1" apart. Also poke holes around the edge of the lid.

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Step 4: Drum Ornament

Bryan McCay

Step 4: Drum Ornament

Glue ribbon over punched holes.

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Step 5: Drum Ornament

Bryan McCay

Step 5: Drum Ornament

Push brads through the ribbon and the holes and unfold arms on the inside.

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Step 6: Drum Ornament

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Step 6: Drum Ornament

Glue top to box, making sure that the brads on the top and the box alternate. Wrap thread around the brads creating a zigzag design. Attach thread to opposite sides of the lid as the hanger.

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Step 7: Drum Ornament

Bryan McCay

Step 7: Drum Ornament

Snip points off toothpicks. Glue a bead to one end of each, then glue toothpicks to top of drum as drumsticks.


Originally published in the December 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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