Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Drums

I was looking through the pages of Jeanne d' Arc Living's Christmas issue and saw the most beautiful Christmas drums. They had several different versions of them, all equally gorgeous. I knew right away that I wanted to make a few for my tree. Luckily they had a pretty good tutorial for making your own.



 I made two sizes, the smaller drums were made from a paper towel roll that I cut into pieces a little larger than 1".Then two circles were cut from card stock that I previously printed. I made them slightly larger than the diameter of the drum. The circles were glued to the ends  and after they dried they were trimmed. I cut strips of sheet music and images printed from the net and glued them around the drums. The larger ones were made from a mailing tube using the same method except they are about two inches tall. After everything was glued together and dried, I rolled the edges in glue and then rolled them in glitter. They used black glitter on some of the images in the magazine and I thought it looked really pretty with the images, so I tried it. It's a really nice effect that I would never have thought of. Rolling the drums through the glitter makes a jagged looking glitter trim. If you wanted more control you could probably use a paint bush to get the glue nice and even and consequently the glitter will be more even. Lastly I glued cotton twine to the side to make a hanger.











I think this is my favorite Christmas project so far. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these ladies great parties,

                          Centsational Girl

                         Cedar Hill Ranch

                        Craftberry Bush

                        My Romantic Home

                       Savvy Southern Style

29 comments:

  1. I love these drums, so different and beautifully done. I have never seen this before.

    Cynthia

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  2. I love these little drums. They are just so cute and you did a great job on them- xo Diana

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  3. So pretty, Karen! You have really come up with some great crafts this season. Beautiful job, my friend.

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  4. The little drums are so pretty!

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  5. Wow, Karen--these vintage drums are so darling! I am going to pin this. It was so nice to hear from you today, and glad you enjoyed my mantel! Have a wonderful rest of your week.

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  6. These are amazing! I just can't even believe that you made them out of paper towel rolls. I love the sparkly glitter and the music pages that you used, too. Thanks for sharing this with us! I love your projects. :-)

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  7. so beautiful Karen!!

    Thanks for showing us.

    blessings
    barb

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  8. I LOVE THESE!!! Oh Karen, I want to make some for our tree...the time is just going by too fast...thanks so much for sharing this project! hugs and love, Dawn

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  9. These are just beautiful, Karen! I'm pinning this! : ) I've been saving my empty ribbon spools to do something similar. You've given me some great inspiration here with the way you did your drums.

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  10. No time or I would so do this! Simply gorgeous!

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  11. These are so stunning, Karen! The black and white keeps them elegantly simple while making a huge decorative statement.

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  12. These are so pretty! I love that they are made using old toilet paper rolls. So simple but so elegant.

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  13. Those are just BEAUTIFUL!! I especially love the Blessed Mother drums. What a lovely image of her. Thanks so much for sharing this project!

    Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

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  14. What a fun project. I would never had thought of black glitter, either; but it sure gives a nice edge effect. Have a great weekend. Sally

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  15. I love this, they are beautiful. I didn't even realize there was black glitter, it's stunning. Thank you for sharing it.

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  16. so charming!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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  17. Hi Karen,
    These are so beautiful!!! Love your mantel too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. They turned out beautifully Karen. They are very sweet.

    ❤Ana

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  19. These are so pretty, and I've not seen them anywhere else.

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  20. I'm so gonna do this now, thanks for sharing! They're all very sweet!

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  21. Il soggetto è il mio preferito, hai avuto un'ottima idea.
    Mi trasmetti tanta ispirazione, grazie Karen.
    A presto, Carla.

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  22. love your little drums...thanks for telling us how to do them. =)

    blessings
    barb

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  23. I am very much impressed with your article and I am happy that I am associated with your site.Excellent posting, and need your tips next time.
    drums

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  24. Love these! Where did you source your images for these?

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  25. Came by way of Christmas Past on Savvy Southern Style....love these adorable little creations. Especially the image of the Blessed Mother. I'll have to do a post of a few my mother made a few years past, but I'll have to get out the ornaments after Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing

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