Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: Gift Packaging from Toilet Paper Tubes


These make the perfect gift packaging for small items like the jewelry I made and will show you this weekend. Guess we'll see if any of the friends above read this post and see the picture with their name on it and know they are getting some jewelry from me. LOL!  I think at least one of them I will be giving them a Christmas present either today or soon.


Start our with a paper toilet paper tube and shape it so it becomes oblong instead of a circle just by pressing down on it gently.


Then begin folding in the sides to the center as show above. You will do this on both sides and on both ends. You might need to press down on the bend to make it stay folded.


 Decorate with markers, paint, stickers or whatever you want. Or roll tube in wrapping paper before folding in sides. Tie with ribbon, which helps keep it closed.

13 comments:

Easy Green Mama said...

I love this idea! I will be saving my tubes for this! Thanks for sharing!

Debra Rutt said...

What a smart idea! I have lots of little stocking stuffer items that this technique would be perfect for. They look like holiday crackers!

Irish Italian Blessings said...

Ok wow, that is ridiculously clever and so smart.

Regan said...

This is a great idea! There is no limit to what can be done with toilet paper tubes, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners ;)

Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 pack said...

We make gift bags like these. We paint them or cover them with decopage.

Erinn Sluka said...

I just bought $5 worth of Gift card boxes and I have a trash can of these tubes! Love this idea!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

so cute--my daughter did one with colorful duck tape around it and put kisses in it for her teacher

Cindy Batchelor said...

What a great idea! who would've thought! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Holidays! xo xo

Mommy Had A Little Blog said...

This is seriously amazing! I would have never thought to use toilet paper rolls this way!

Natalie Summers said...

on snap, this is really crafty! this would totally be a fun craft to do with the kids! thanks for sharing this.

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

Love this idea. I always figure out the hardest way to wrap tiny things. This is sure to help with Christmas. ;)

Sindy Murray said...

This is a great idea. I would have never thought using toilet tubes for gift wrapping!

Packaging Specialties said...

Excellent way to prepare the gift pack from toilet paper tubes.