It was quick and easy to make. Even better, it's been upcycled from a surprising item- an empty toilet paper roll! This is not my original idea. I'm not sure where I first heard of it, but if you google it you can find many variations. Here's how I made mine:
Step 1: Use a bone folder to flatten an empty toilet paper roll. Use a very strong adhesive to secure the bottom end of the tube closed. I used the double-sided tape in the picture and it held for a few hours, then popped loose. I tried a few other things and eventually used a glue gun.
Step 2: Wrap the tube in patterned paper. I recommend lots of adhesive for a strong hold. Use a circle punch to create the indentations in the top.
Step 3: Ink the edges and embellish as desired.
Step 4: Create a tag from matching patterned paper. Add a ribbon and insert inside tube.
Here's one more that I made. This one is for a baby shower.
I love how these turned out! I can definitely see making more for future gift-giving occasions.