‘Tis the season to be thrifty! If you want to save money on crafts this holiday season, there are a lot of festive projects you can make using nothing more than the most ordinary supplies you’ve already got laying around the house.

In fact, one of my favorite craft supplies is paper rolls. If you haven’t yet, you should check out this project to make DIY fairy houses out of paper rolls, and you should also watch this video to learn how to make 4 fun paper roll crafts in 3 minutes.

Speaking of videos, my latest is just over 3 minutes long. Watch it and you will learn how to make 5 paper roll crafts which are perfect for celebrating the holiday season and saving money on your decorations. Check it out!

Materials:

Paper rolls
Paint
Paint brush
Black ribbon
Scissors
Construction paper
Twist-ties
Craft straw and/or other embellishments
Googly eyes
Metallic spray paint
Hot glue and glue gun

Steps:

Christmas Poinsettia

1. Start by using a paintbrush to apply red paint to the outside of a paper roll.

Christmas Poinsettia - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Christmas Poinsettia - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

2. Next, flatten the paper roll and cut it into strips.

Christmas Poinsettia - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Christmas Poinsettia - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

3. Apply hot glue to the strips and attach them so that they look like petals on a flower.

Christmas Poinsettia - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

4. Add some holiday-themed embellishments like faux pine needles and berries and a red or green bow. It looks a bit like a poinsettia, so I am calling it one.

Christmas Poinsettia - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Napkin Ring

1. Start by painting a paper roll in a festive, cheery shade of red.

Napkin Ring - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

2. Flatten the paper roll.

Napkin Ring - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations
3. Use hot glue to attach a black ribbon around the outside.

Napkin Ring - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

4. Add a square of cardboard to the middle with the center cut out. Now you have what looks like Santa’s belt buckle.

Napkin Ring - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

5. Cut an arc out of the top part, and then put your napkin and silverware inside.

Napkin Ring - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Napkin Ring - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Christmas Cracker

1. Wrap up a paper roll in some decorative paper of your choice.

Christmas Cracker - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

2. Hot glue the paper in place.

Christmas Cracker - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

3. Pinch the ends together and tie them off with twist-ties.

Christmas Cracker - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Christmas Cracker - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

4. Before closing off the second end, be sure to insert some candies.

Christmas Cracker - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Christmas Cracker - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Cute Penguin

1. Start by painting a paper roll black.

Cute Penguin - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

2. Using hot glue, attach some googly eyes.

Cute Penguin - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

3. Attach a folded orange triangle of paper as the penguin’s beak.

Cute Penguin - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

4. Cut out some white paper to attach to the front to create the characteristic penguin look.

Cute Penguin - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

5. Attach little flaps of black paper to either side as the penguin’s wings.

Cute Penguin - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Cute Penguin - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Flower Wreath

1. Begin by spray painting a toilet paper roll with a metallic hue.

Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

2. Cut up the toilet paper roll into strips, as you did in the first project with the flower.

Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

3. As with that first project, arrange the pieces so that you do get a flower shape.

Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations
4. Make a bunch of these.

Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

5. Attach them one to the next with hot glue.

Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

You now have a stunning holiday wreath.
Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

Flower Wreath - 5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

I hope you enjoyed these paper roll projects. Have a happy and thrifty holiday season!

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