Another fun winter themed repurposing idea for you: use old lens tubes to create little snow vignettes (similar to snow globes, minus the liquid inside).
To make: Use a cupcake topper and stick the end into a small square of styrofoam which you can push into the lens mount of the tube. Fill with fake snow (shaved paper, plastic, wax, or coconut), screw together and its done! Or, instead of cupcake toppers, glue a small item (like the snowman) to a small square of styrofoam (and then complete like above). The great thing about these is there's no gluing on to the tube itself, so when the season is over, you still have your lens tube to use as normal. (Find plastic lens tubes here)
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