Here is what I used:
- Small cylinder container (I used one that one of my beauty creams came in.)
- Left over silver tinsel (If you don't have any silver tinsel left over from Christmas, you can use craft foil cut into strips.)
- Tacky Glue
Price: If you have all of things at your house, they are FREE! But if you have to buy some supplies, it will probably be about $20.
What to do:
This was one of those crafts where I could watch TV and do it at the same time, and before I knew it, I was done! Of course, you don't have to use silver color. It just matches the rest of the decor perfectly so I can't complain! You can make your container to hold pens, utensils, flowers, or anything else that'll fit into it!
What to do:
- Of course, gather all of your supplies at a table. You will need stability when placing the strips onto the cylinder.
- Glue the tinsel or strips AROUND the container. I initially started gluing each tinsel one by one, but it was so tedious. So I put the glue on the actual container and then placed the tinsel on before the glue dried. If you decide to do that, make sure you don't put glue on the whole thing or you'll be racing against time. Put enough on for only 3-4 strips at a time. NOTE: If the strip can wrap around the container almost twice, cut some off to where the ends overlap a little.
- Once you have put on all the tinsel/strips, be sure to look at it and cover any spots you've missed.
- Let it dry over night.
- Once all of the glue to dry, spray an non-abrasive cleaner (I use the eco-friendly brand what-EVER.) on the actual strips and wipe away any glue globs and strings. If you want, you can also spray a mild adhesive after cleaning to keep the ends from coming coming up.
Total time (includes drying): It can take where from 10-15 hours. It all depends on the method you use to gluing the tinsel/strips to the container and how long you let it dry.
Ages: It's great for middle school-aged children and up, since it can be very messy!