How to Make a Drum Christmas Ornament
Turn a round gift box into a cute drum ornament for your Christmas tree!
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
Step 2: Drum Ornament
Paint box; let dry.
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.
Step 4: Drum Ornament
Glue ribbon over punched holes.
Step 5: Drum Ornament
Push brads through the ribbon and the holes and unfold arms on the inside.
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.
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.