I went to Target early this morning to get a few last minute things for our girls. On my list was to check out the ornaments that they had left. Every year, we all buy an ornament to add to our tree. Needless to say, the Christmas section was pretty much wiped clean and the ornaments that were left were not cute, expensive, and irrelevant to this year. So I decided that I wanted to make a custom ornament that would suit this year perfectly, using materials that I already had available at home. I came up with these cute 2020 ornaments with a little toilet paper roll and face mask! I was so happy with the way these came out that I decided to make a few for some friends and family!
- straw to frame your tiny TP roll
- small section of toilet paper for the tiny TP roll
- string to hang the ornament and to make the straps on the tiny face mask
- small piece of felt for mask
- staple to act as a “hook” to hang your tiny mask on
- popsicle sticks
- hot glue gun
The first thing I did was cut 2 popsicle sticks in half. Yes, I was able to cut the popsicle sticks with my daughters blunt kid friendly scissors haha. I then lined the popsicle sticks up as shown in the picture.
I used another popsicle stick to glue to the back of these 4 sticks so that they would all stick together. I used the hot glue gun for this step to make sure it was secure.
After the base of the ornament was finished. I made my tiny toilet paper roll out of the straw and the 3 squares of toilet paper that I pulled off of the roll. I cut a small piece of the straw to act as the cardboard frame of a regular TP roll. I then rolled my cut piece of TP around the straw.
Once I made the tiny TP roll, I cut a piece of the blue felt into the shape of a tiny mask and glued on 2 straps to the mask using some decorative string.
The next step was to glue the staple as a “hook” for the mask.
In order to secure the “hook” a bit more I glued another piece of popsicle stick over it.
I was then ready to glue on the tiny TP roll and place the tiny face mask onto the hook. I used the school glue to write the year 2020 on the popsicle stick and then sprinkled glitter over it to stick and outline the numbers. Finally, I used the hot glue to place the string on the back of the ornament so that it could be hung on the tree.
I’m so happy with how this ornament turned out and hopefully when I pull it out next year to hang on the tree, I can look back on 2020 and smile, maybe even laugh a little.
Do you add ornaments to your tree every year?!