I will admit that I save TP tube rolls but I have yet to make a single craft with them. This project might just be the one that actually convinces me to bust into my stash of recycled cardboard tubes! Miranda at MirandaMade shared a tutorial for making this adorable, yet frugal, Christmas village. You probably don’t have time to make it this week, but how about after the holidays have passed? Since it’s not holiday-specific, this village can remain on display in your home for a few more months. It would also be a fun project for the kiddos to do while they’re on winter break. [how to make a recycled TP tube village] [via]

Project Estimate:

  • Cardboard tubes, on hand
  • 4″ doilies, $1
  • Styrofoam disk, approx 7″ diameter, $1
  • Glitter, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Glue
  • White Puff-paint (optional)
  • Paints & paint brushes, on hand

Total: $2 and up