Recollections™ Kaleidoscope Ornaments
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Recollections™ Kaleidoscope Ornaments

Make these beautiful Kaleidoscope ornaments to capture the spirit and reflect the soft glow of light from your Christmas tree.

Designed by Celeste Crockett courtesy of DCWV.

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Recollections™ Paper Pad, 12"x12" – Twelve Days
  • Empty Paper Towel Roll
  • Acrylic Crystals, Large
  • Floral Craft Pick(s) – Christmas
  • Gems, Self-adhesive – Assorted Sizes and Colors
  • Jingle Bells, Small
  • Celebrate It® Ribbon – Design of Choice
  • Brads (or Eyelets)
  • Wire – Red
  • Paper Crafting Adhesive
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Project Instructions

Cut the empty paper tube to desired length. Cover the outside with chosen print from paper pad, using one or layering multiple prints together.

Using the image as a reference, punch two holes at one end of the tube to use for hanging the ribbon. Cut a length of ribbon (this length will depend on desired look you want and size of tree, etc.) and thread the ribbon through the holes, leaving approximately ¾" to 1" of excess at each end, on the inside of the tube. Fold the ends up towards the main ribbon loop, attaching them in place with brads or eyelets.

Attach the acrylic gem in place at the opposite end with hot glue, ensuring that the hot glue stays on the inside of the tube.

Embellish the outside of the tube with sections of Christmas picks, jingle bells, gems, flowers, and bows.

Repeat as desired.


If using hot glue to attach your large gems or other embellishments, be sure that your glue is used in small amounts so that it is not seen.

Craft Notes

Add these ornaments to your Twelve Days of Christmas-themed advent tree.