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Bubble Snowflake Ornament{Mrs. Greene}

Happy holidays, CSI Projecters! I’m Rhonda Greene, the bloggy mind behind Mrs. Greene.

Mrs. Greene

I’m happy to be here today to share a tutorial for one of my favorite kinds of Christmas projects: an ornament! Besides hanging them on my tree, I love to use them to dress up packages or as gift tags, so they’re always a big part of my holiday crafting.

I’m one of those people who saves all kinds of random odds and ends, swearing that one day I will turn all of that trash into pretty new treasures. So when it came time to make ornaments this year, the first thing I did was dig around in my collection of to-be-recycled goodies.

If you know a lot of people who work in retail, you should be able to easily collect a bunch of these:

They’re the cardboard tubes from the centers of price sticker rolls. For a while my husband worked on a grocery store night stock crew for a few months, and every day he would go through at least 2 or 3 of them. As you can imagine, I amassed a huge collection of them very quickly! They have a gazillion crafty uses, including making bubble snowflake ornaments!

You will need:

  • Empty price tag sticker rolls (13 per snowflake)
  • Glue
  • White spray paint
  • Ribbon

Apply a thin bead of craft glue around the outside of one of the rolls, then arrange six more rolls round it in a circle, making sure all six are in contact with the center roll. Apply an additional dab of glue at each point where two rolls touch to make it extra sturdy.

Glue another roll to the outside edge of each of the 6 in the circle to form a snowflake-like shape.

Apply a few coats of white spray paint. If you want, you can also add glitter or rhinestones for some sparkle!

Tie a length of ribbon to one of the outer rolls to hang.



~ How cute are these and I love that she repurposed.

Love, love!!!!

Thanks for being here at The CSI Project today!

We always love having you!


  1. C.K. says:

    Awesome !!! You could also use them to make a sunburst mirror.


  2. Maureen says:

    LOVE THIS! I just featured these little pretties on my DIY Wednesday blog post!

  3. Jenni says:

    This is super cute! Just an idea…if you don’t have tape rolls available, you could cut up toilet paper and paper towel tubes and get the same effect. It may not be as sturdy but just as cute 🙂

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