Course Information

Description: A FREE video course showing how to make Christmas trees from empty toilet paper rolls and other small craft items you probably already have around the house!
Media Category: mixed media
Course Type: Self-directed (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Special Category:  Free Course
Course Format: Demonstration
Course Begins: November 17th, 2023
Course Duration: The video playback is just over ten minutes, but this project can easily be completely finished in a morning or afternoon session, with actual, hands-on activity taking less than an hour, outside of paint/glue drying time.
What will Students learn? Ideas for Christmas decorations and fun with (grand) children
Instructor/Students interaction: No Interaction
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required.
Supplies and tools:

  • Empty cardboard toilet paper rolls
  • Pencil or pen
  • Paper scissors
  • Green paint, acrylic or gouache
  • Painting brush
  • Tacky glue
  • Tooth pick or sateh stick
  • Sequins, beads, pompoms or buttons to decorate
  • Cord or narrow ribbons and/or tea lights (optional)

Downloads: No downloads


Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Material list

    1. Making Christmas trees from toilet paper rolls

About this course

  • Free
  • 3 lessons


Marlaine Verhelst

Hand sculpted Porcelain - Air Dry Clay - Textiles

Marlaine Verhelst works and teaches in several mediums. Mostly her pieces are sculpted directly of porcelain, but also in air dry clay. Sculpting and painting are Marlaine’s favorite aspects of the process of creating a doll. Her dolls are human with a fantasy touch. “Less is more” is her maxim for the final result. Textiles are her other love. She works as a guide and teacher in a Museum of Textiles in her hometown. Marlaine is a proud NIADA artist member since 1999 and has a lot of experience in teaching, online and in person. She is looking forward to meeting you!

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