Turn Recycled Cardboard Rolls into Fresh Greenery Hangers {A Simple Holiday Decoration}

Turn Recycled Cardboard Rolls into Fresh Greenery Hangers {A Simple Holiday Decoration}

I love the warm cozy feeling festive decorations and seasonal decor add to a home this time of year. Fresh pine and winter greenery are my favorite go-to’s and they smell amazing when brought indoors.

I like to tuck a little greenery every where I can so I thought a simple pouch would be the perfect accessory to hold and hang these festive greens all around. This is practically a free decoration too as the pouches are made using recycled cardboard tubes from paper towel rolls – and fresh cut greenery right from your backyard.

Materials Needed:
Cardboard Tube {I used an empty paper towel roll}
Burlap or Fabric
Spray Adhesive
Twine or Ribbon
Paper Pinwheel {or other embellishments}
Fresh Greenery

Additional materials needed:
Glue Gun, Hole Puncher

Begin by cutting a cardboard tube to your desired length. {I used a paper towel roll however a tp roll would work as well} I cut one end on a little diagonal to add a little flare.

Flatten the straight edge, fold and score – at this point your just folding so it will be easier to glue once the fabric is added.

Cut a piece if burlap or fabric to size and cover the tube with spray adhesive. Wrap the fabric around the tube and secure into place with hot glue.

Tuck the excess fabric on the top into the actual roll for a finished look. The bottom simply fold and hot glue into place.

Using a hole puncher, punch a hole on each side of the top and thread with twine or ribbon.

The pouch can now be embellished however you like – and there are so many possibilities. I added a mini paper pinwheel to mine as I like the simplicity. You can find the super easy tutorial {here}

Finish off by tucking in some fresh cut greenery from your yard.

I add a few faux berries as well. These make cute little door hangers and great inexpensive toppers to add to your holiday gifts {simply just add a name to the pinwheel}.

Hope your holiday decorating is coming along smoothly and kudos to those who are already finished ~ Enjoy!


  1. what a sweet little thing! So cute and simple!
    Thank you for sharing, will definately try that!

    Greets all the way from Holland,

  2. Such a cute and clever idea! Love the burlap and I love the mini paper wheel you added. Love it…especially what you filled it with too.

  3. Love this idea–I can use this inspiration for more decorations at my little booth–love it!

  4. So creative and pretty.

  5. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!


  6. How sweet, love this little cones,
    thank you


  7. Super cute and creative!

  8. I love this idea! It looks so easy! Thanks for sharing.


  9. So cute and easy! I can picture those on a pretty wrapped gift! Thanks for sharing.
    ‘hugs from afar’

  10. So simple & clever! I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  11. so adorable! How cute on the backs of chairs…

  12. So completely adorable! I love them!!

  13. This is a simple but lovely craft! I’ve added a link to my Kids Recycle Projects article at Squidoo. Thanks!!

  14. there is no end to your creativity! thank goodness!

  15. I love to bring the outside in too. Great idea.

  16. Simple, striking and a recycle –all the things I love!!

  17. Love the rustic look!

  18. What a simple yet sweet idea..I love it..

  19. Love the idea! You can also find greenery at places that sell Christmas trees – they usually toss the cuttings when they trim the trees. I got mine from Lowe’s.

  20. I love this! I always love crafts that use up stuff that would have been thrown away and this just looks so high end. Very nice!

  21. Trop cool !! Super idée !!

  22. This is sweet …. you are so clever! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Cute. Like. Can you come up with 50 (or 5) ways to use white cotton socks with holes in heels and toes?? Would love you forever and like you for always!

  24. Another wonderful use of burlap-I can’t get enough of it this holiday season! Thanks for the tutorial and finding a creative way to use TP rolls!

  25. Easy and inexpensivi love it. e I like the idea of.using it on packages. Thanks a bunch!

  26. Love it! My hoarder husband will never throw away a paper towel holder, so now I know what to do with his stash!

  27. Love this!

  28. This is such a cute idea – I love it! It would be great if you would share this project at my Christmas link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=3698
    Hope to see you there!

  29. So creative and pretty.

  30. Very, very pretty! I just love it…


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