i created this one a few months ago...
it's not as festive as the threadbanger one, but it works.
i used a similar method, by starting off with the cardboard circle...but instead of using dowels or skewers, i used pages from a magazine.
just tear out a colorful page from a magazine, start rolling it like sushi (really skinny sushi) and lay down glue from your glue stick every couple of inches as you roll.
the process is really easy and adds a lot to your lame walls.