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The Beat Goes On

Introduction

Drum-shaped ornaments are among the most iconic Christmas decorations. But you don't need to scour antiques stores and flea markets to drum up your own set -- all it takes to make the ornaments are plain wooden boxes, festive ribbon, and glue. For a harmonious presentation, display them among other music-themed ornaments, such as the bugles pictured here. Fill the drums with cookies, truffles, or other small treats and they'll even double as party favors.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Decorate wooden boxes by attaching patterned ribbon around the bases and lids with craft glue. (For our 3-inch-wide box, we glued a 1-inch-wide ribbon around the base.)

  2. Step 2

    To create a strap for hanging the ornament, cut a length of thin ribbon, and glue each end to the inside lip of the box lid.

  3. Step 3

    If using the ornaments as favors, line their interiors with decorative paper cupcake liners, and put candies inside.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2007