Turn a round gift box into a cute drum ornament for your Christmas tree!
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
Paint box; let dry.
Poke holes around the bottom edge of the box about 1" apart. Also poke holes around the edge of the lid.
Glue ribbon over punched holes.
Push brads through the ribbon and the holes and unfold arms on the inside.
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.
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.