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Recycle toilet paper tubes into cute gift boxes

Posted by Heather P. from St Petersburg, Florida, United States • Published See Heather P.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled box. TP Tube Gift Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

  • How to make a recycled box. TP Tube Gift Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut eight tabs about 1/2 inch deep around the top and bottom of the tube. Punch a hole near the top of each tab.

  • How to make a recycled box. TP Tube Gift Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    Decorate! This one is for a christmas gift so I stamped it with a snowflake ^_^

  • How to make a recycled box. TP Tube Gift Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tie one end of your yarn/ribbon of choice to one of the tabs, leaving a 4-5 inch tail.

  • How to make a recycled box. TP Tube Gift Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Thread the long end of your ribon/yard through the back of each tab, pushing the tabs down as you go. Be sure to keep the tail end out of the tube as we will use this to tie it all together later.

  • How to make a recycled box. TP Tube Gift Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    After you have puched down all the tabs, tie the two ends together. It shoud look like the picture. ^_^

  • How to make a recycled box. TP Tube Gift Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fill with goodies and tie up the other end!

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Sam D.
Sam D. · Liverpool, England, GB · 1 project
this is great!!! i have just made 2 and filled them with individualy wrapped sweets (from a tin of Cadburys Roses) and then glued sequins onto the outside and i will be using these as little extra gifts to go with xmas pressents.A hell of a lot cheaper than buying a box of chocs and they look adorable.xxx
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Tegan
Tegan
I love this idea!
Thanks for sharing Happy
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sofia d.
sofia d. · 8 projects
awesome!!!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Great idea! This will be perfect for wrapping small gifts, easy enough for kids to do and great way to recycle!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
THATS SO WAY CUTE! I'm totally doing it Happy
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Angel802
Angel802 · Vermont, Vermont, US
I was just thinking the same thing the other day as I tossed the TP roll into recycling.
Great Idea! So many ways to decorate these as well!
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Stephanie  N.
Stephanie N.
AHh this is such a great idea, I love it!!
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
cute!
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44flowers
44flowers · Midwest, Wyoming, US
I was just thinking this morning, as I replaced the roll, that I really should be keeping the tubes because there are so many nifty things to do with them. Especially if you have kids! And with my husband's use of toilet paper, I could make presents for everyone!!! Love it.
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anasta s.
anasta s.
oo thats nice! mabe if you also painted it it would be better!
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