Make some holiday visitors and hide them anywhere! Use large mailing tubes if you want your character short and stout or gift wrap tubes for long and lanky house guests. Whether it's boots, socks or fuzzy slippers, I'm sure you'll find the perfect footwear in your closet or sock drawer to make your visitor whimsically festive. Tubes can be painted white or cover them with white paper. Spray the paper with adhesive, lay it flat o a table and then roll the tube and press the paper in place. To make candy stripes, I wrap it with red masking tape spiraling downward and pressing it in place. This idea is also great for making glittery tinsel fairy legs or black and orange striped witch legs for Halloween decorating.
Don't throw out those wrapping paper, paper towel or cardboard mailing tubes just yet! You can easily upcycle them for fun holiday decorating and gift items in no time at all. Here's just a few project ideas of how I used them to brighten up the holidays.