I am going to confess right now...
plus I have a difficult time buying something
that can be made, reused, repurposed, saved...
I needed a box to ship my jewelry orders out.
I looked at ordering boxes...
(for about a minute!)
I just knew that if I put my mind to it, I would come up with a better solution.
I had a flashback to the little paper towel roll vase that I made
a couple of years ago, and with a little adjusting ~ waalaa!
A new jewelry gift box for my creations!
(the original idea for this came from Somerset Life)
(the only problem is that now I want to make more of these!)
I think that they need to hang on doorknobs everywhere :)
I thought I would walk you through the process
just in case you want to make the gift boxes.
Instead of the ribbon looped on either side of the roll
I stapled it on the back and punched a hole on the front so that
the ribbon could be slipped through and tied into a bow.
Using an extra strength glue stick, cover the toilet paper roll and then
wrap it in the paper of your choice.
Staple the bottom shut,
and cover the staples with a scrap of doily or paper of your choice.
The one above was my prototype...
after that one, I left the extra paper at the top and tucked it inside
for a more finished look.
( use the glue around the inside of the roll before you tuck the paper inside)
flatten it out and stamp with your favorite stamps,
staple on the ribbon and use a hole punch on the front for
the ribbon to go through.
Tuck your treasure inside,
tie the bow, and there you go!
Now as these new garden series necklaces leave the shop
they will arrive more like a gift than a purchase!
I confessed at the beginning of the post to being thrifty,
now I must confess to NOT being the best tutorial creator in blogland!
I get so wrapped up in the creating part that taking pictures
doesn't enter my mind until the work is done.
please accept my apologies. :)
If you have any questions at all,
please feel free to ask in the comments and I will get right back to you.
Well, back to the worktable for me...
Thanks so much for stopping by,
see you soon!