Toilet Paper Tube Birdhouse Christmas Ornament

While shopping in Tuesday Mornings one day last year, I saw the cutest ornament that I promised myself I would attempt to make myself. Everything I used to make this glittery toilet paper tube birdhouse Christmas ornament I had on hand.

Glittery toilet paper tube birdhouse ornament

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Materials to Make Bird House Christmas Ornaments

Supplies to make toilet paper tube bird houses


How to Make Birdhouse Ornaments

(1) Shorten your toilet paper tube to 2 5/8″ and set it aside (throw away the short piece you cut off).
(2) Cut a cardstock circle with a diameter of 4 1/2″ (this is your roof); cut it in half; set it aside.
(3) Cut a cardboard circle with a diameter of 2 1/4″ (this is your base).
(4) Paint your base (I used black).
(5) Glitter your base by applying a thin coat of Mod Podge and sprinkling with glitter (I used silver).

(6) Cover your shortened toilet paper tube with decorative paper (I used vintage music) OR paint it.

archway cut into music paper wrapped toilet paper tube

(7) Cut out a small archway, about an inch or so from the bottom of your tube

cone shaped roof for birdhouse ornament.
(8) Take one of your card stock half circles and glue the ends together (as shown) to create a cone. Clamp to hold while drying.


Black glittered roof

(9) Paint or glitter your cone. I painted one black and applied glitter (as you can see above), but I didn’t like the black roof with the black base, so I made another one and this time I didn’t paint it. Rather I covered it with pink glitter.

close up of the new pink roof
(10) Once the cone is dry, adhere it to your tube using a glue gun. Run a bead of glue around the top edge of the tube. Set the roof down, press, and allow it to

Vintage style toilet paper tube birdhouse ornament

(11) Adhere the base using your glue gun, running a bead of glue around the bottom edge of the tube and pressing it onto your base.

(12) Cut a small triangle out of coordinating scrapbook paper, glue it to a toothpick and insert it into the tip of your cone.

(13) Glue a loop of fine cord to the top of your cone and you’re done!

I’m kind of in love with how it turned out. What do you think?

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  1. It's really cute, Diana. I love the sheet music and the glittery roof. Just the right amount of bling.
    Nicely done. ~ Nancy

  2. These are adorable Diana, especially with the glittered roof tops. Pinning this idea!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  3. Clever, clever! A whole little village would be rather lovely. Thank you for sharing your TP birdhouse with Make It Monday.

  4. oh what a sweet ornament! Doesn't that make you feel wonderful when you espy a great find and know you can make it? I think it turned out adorable.

  5. these ornaments are adorable!! little fairy houses or Christmas elf houses! gotta love when you can add glitter to something and no one will complain lol 🙂 I love the idea of a village too! I need to see how many tubes we have left and save more! Thanks for sharing at the creative challenge!

  6. You're on a toilet tissue roll. First the personalized business card hold now this adorable ornament. I'm also a glitter fan. Never can get enough.

  7. Congrats! These adorable ornaments will be featured this Friday at the creative challenge! I can't wait to see what you share next month!

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  9. I feel a little guilty for tossing so many TP rolls when I see the beauty that you’ve made here with just one. I’m doing an ornament round up and including your precious ornament. I hope that’s ok!

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