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.
Just saw these over on Flamingo!! Sooooooooooooo AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Love it! I will have to try it.ReplyDelete
Great idea! A selection of those would also make a nice gift for someone.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your cute recycling tutorial Cindy - these are great :)ReplyDelete
... thank you for the handy glue tip too!
Those are really cute...I've made them too, but I just put the gift card loose in the roll. I like how you attached it to a tag with a ribbon to pull it out!ReplyDelete