Gift Boxes from Cardboard Rolls

I love coming up with the perfect gift for everyone on my list. I put a lot of care into making sure the gifts are personal and thoughtful no matter the size. But for some reason, I have no patience for wrapping the gifts! Lucky for me, I came across a simple idea to make little gifts extra special, and best of all, I already had all the materials (and I bet you do too)! Yes - old toilet paper rolls can make for a perfect little gift. Give your wrapping paper and boxes a break, grab some recycled tubes and some ribbon and get wrapping.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Take a cardboard roll and press it flat

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Carefully bend in the ends to create half-moon-shaped flaps.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Repeat on the other side.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Open one end of the tube, slip in your gift, and fold it back up again. Decorate it with some festive ribbon or crepe paper to finish your mini gift box. It's the perfect size for small presents or stocking stuffers!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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