Show your creativity and love of the earth by upcycling card board tubes into shabby chic gift packages. You can make variable sizes by using card board tubes of varying lengths. Save wrapping paper cardboard rolls and cut it down for custom sizes! Small simple gifts and treats take on a special look when you present them in creative packaging.
Made by: Dawn Mercedes Barrett
Time: 15 minutes
Size: 4 x 2.5 inches
Here's what you need:
Here's what you do:
Flatten a toilet paper roll in half and use a bone folder to burnish the fold slightly.
Open the tube slightly. On one side, use your thumb to press in the top edge about ¾ of an inch. Repeat on the other side. Use a Craft Dot to secure the two flaps. Then repeat this process on the other side of the card board tube.
Cut a piece of decorative paper about 3.25 x 5.25 inches. Use Craft Dots secure the decorative paper around the tube. Glue Lines will make the final edge secure and even. Then use some sort of ribbon, raffia, twine, or embroidery floss the tie the package up after you have inserted the treat or gift into the tube.
Tip: Place a Glue Line along the center of the back of the pillow box. Press the end of the skein of embroidery floss in the edge and wrap the string around and around the box until you get to the other end of the Glue Line. Trim with scissors.
This is also a great way to camouflage a gift or favorite candy!
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Dawn Mercedes Barrett is a designer who enjoys juggling a number of activities. Whether it is creating a card or object for home decor, whipping up a batch of fresh cookies for kids that drift through the house, or learning to enjoy the rigors of strengthening her body through running, she is your go-to crafter for help, ideas, and encouragement. Who says you (or your style) have to grow old and moldy? Dawn’s up beat style and silly comments will keep you smiling and chuckling.