We all have plenty of toilet paper, paper towel tubes and cardboard boxes around the house. Why not make these simple, easy upcycled gift boxes for the holidays?! Both of these gift boxes are super simple and quick to make and would be perfect for small gifts such as gift cards, cash, small presents, confetti for New Year’s Eve or a wedding.
Small cardboard boxes (I used a Jell-O box and a Crystal Light box)
or Hot Glue Gun
Twine, Bows, Gift Tags, Ribbon, etc.
I started by opening the boxes on their seams to “turn the inside out” and gave them a quick coat of paint. The toilet paper tubes do not need any prep besides paint. Although if you are using a paper towel tube you can cut to your desired length.
When the boxes are dry, glue edges, insert your gift and adorn with ribbon, bows etc.
Tubes painted, ends folded or glued and added bows and ribbon. It’s that simple and quick!
Open boxes to expose cardboard inside
Give you toilet paper tubes and boxes a quick coat of paint
Fold in the ends of you tubes
Staple or hot glue the ends of the tubes closed
Decorate with ribbon or twine
There are so many decorating ideas with this project!