DIY Drum Ornaments for Christmas

Let's have some Christmas crafting fun! Today, we'll make fun and colorful drums for the Christmas tree. And the best part? These drums are made from humble toilet paper rolls! Whether you choose to use fabric or paper and adorn them with colorful ribbons, this DIY project is a perfect opportunity to add a personal touch to your holiday decorations.


Fabric tip ♥

To keep your fabric looking fab, try ironing on some interlining! It'll prevent fraying and cleverly hide any tiny imperfections from glue mishaps. When it comes to my homemade ornaments, I love playing with different fabrics - vintage dresses, cotton, silk, you name it! And for those delicate beauties, interlining is my secret weapon, making the crafting process so much easier.

Now, let’s get drumming!


  • Fabric or paper scraps
  • Fine ribbon
  • Gold thread or yarn
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Toilet paper rolls

Step-by-Step Guide to making Drum Ornaments

1. Cut a toilet paper roll in half, and don't worry if it gets a bit flat during cutting; you can easily reshape it. It’s up to you how tall you want your drum.

diy-drum-ornaments: step 1

2. Cut a piece of fabric or paper (about 13.5 cm long and 5.5 cm wide depending on the height of your drum) and glue it onto the toilet paper roll using a glue gun. You can also attach it using double sided tape. For the ends, use two cardboard circles. Cover the ends with fabric. You can simply use a glue stick.

diy-drum-ornaments: step 2

3. Wrap gold thread around the drum. Go one way and then reverse to create a lovely drum pattern.

diy-drum-ornaments: step 3

4. Attach a string or thin ribbon for hanging.

diy-drum-ornaments: step 4

5. Glue the ends to the base of the drum and attach decorative ribbon, letting it extend a bit over the edge to cover any imperfections.

diy-drum-ornaments: step 5

Get ready to march to the beat of your own creativity with DIY drum ornaments! Hang them on the tree, arrange them as a festive centerpiece, or even use them as gift toppers to surprise your loved ones. Mix and match different fabrics and colors to create a playful and unique ensemble of drum ornaments.

diy-drum-ornaments: mix of drums

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Designed by Lisbeth Beck Mortensen

Hi, I'm Lisbeth, residing just outside Aarhus, Denmark. I'm a creative soul with a passion for decor and an affinity for vibrant colors in interior design.

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