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Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box #craft

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There is never a shortage of toilet paper rolls in this house. 5 people, 3 bathrooms there is always a holder that needs to be filled. I’m usually the one replacing them so imagine how a crafty mom’s mind does flips when she’s holding this simple cardboard tube that’s begging for some flair.

This Toilet Paper Roll Gift Boxes are perfect for candies, play jewelry or other small gifts. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I thought I would put some of my stash to good use.

toilet paper roll gift box, crafts, valentines crafts

Supplies
toilet paper rolls, cleaned of all tissue pieces
paper, paint, ribbon, glue, glitter, buttons, paper or foam shapes, raffia, the list goes on and on

craft supplies, toilet paper rolls

Red Gift Box
Using poster paint I applied an even coat and set it aside to dry for 2 hours. I circled double-sided tape around the tube once. Then, over a paper towel (or sheet of paper) I sprinkled silver glitter on the tape, tapping it on every once in a while. This is much easier and less messy than glue. Using this awesome bow tying fork technique I made a tiny bow from a thin organza ribbon, adhered it with glue and the box was done.

glitter with double stick tape, toilet paper roll craft

Ribbon Gift Box
Even simpler. I left the tube naked, and neatly wrapped ribbon around it and tied it in a nice bow. I tucked a note under the ribbon and it’s ready to give as a gift.

toilet paper roll gift box, candy holder

 

toilet paper roll craft gift box

Each tube held about 6-8 starburst candies but hershey kisses or sweetheart candies would be very appropriate too.

candy gift in toilet paper roll

Covering in a pretty lightweight scrapbook paper is a great way to personalize and customize for any holiday or occasion. I wouldn’t recommend heavyweight cardstock though.

Letting a child decorate their own gift box is an adventure. Break out the stickers, paints, markers and everything else you can find to let them be as creative as possible.
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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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Comments

  1. CUTE IDEA! I was just thinking the other day that i SHOULD be keeping these for craft times for the future. :-)

    • LOL. When Melinda was walking around the house looking for TP rolls I knew we were in trouble.

  2. What a great idea! I will be using these this V-day for some of those cute little gifts:) I have a stash of them somewhere…

    • I find it funny that you have a stash of TP rolls. LOL.

      • HA! I know, I just hate throwing those things out because I am always thinking, “one day I will find a really great use for them” {enter your post about gift boxes}. See, now I am glad I have that stash! :)

  3. How cute and easy something I could actually do!! Love it.

  4. I love these! How neat!

  5. What a great idea! My daughter is a serious toilet paper roll hoarder and I always have to secretly raid her stash and toss them in the recycling. So smart to use the double sided tape with the glue!

  6. What a neat idea!! DD always saves ALLL of our toilet paper rolls – no joke. Now I have a craft idea for her, yay!

  7. Very cute and creative idea! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday – http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

  8. Cute idea!! I pinned it :)

  9. That is so easy! I love how you did the glitter too. Great idea. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library.

  10. Great project! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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