Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Grab those empty Toilet Paper rolls

because we are making TP Gift Card Holders today on Technique Tuesday here at Shelly's Images. 

YEP ... that's right ... grab those empty TP rolls out of the recycle bin ... you'll now have more than a recycling use for them.  VERY easy-peasy and cute too!  Here's the basic items you will need:

 Empty TP roll, strong adhesive (I'm using Score Tape), 
your choice of decorative paper (mine is cut 4" x 8" ... 
you can cut it a little wider to enable you to tuck 
a piece down inside the roll) and a brad.

Let's get started:
 First you'll want to flatten your rolls as flat as you can ... placing them under a stack of books works fairly well (and I just figured out that running them through the Cuttlebug works VERY well).

 For this sample, I have only adhered the sides, but you may want to place a piece of your tape across the top front of your panel also.  Or even cut your dp a little wider and tuck 1/2" or so down inside the roll ... for a really nice, neat appearance.  

 Here is the flattened TP roll covered with holiday 
designer paper ... isn't it cute?  And, a BRAD added to the center bottom, to keep your card from falling through.

Of course, your choice of decorating is endless!
I simply chose to add a tag, a little red Stickles and a sparkly puffy ball.  Let your imagination run wild and have fun with it!!

So there you have it ... a quick, fun gift card holder!  I hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial and when you get around to making your own ... PLEASE pop over and share them with us!  Just add a link to the comments section below.  We'd LOVE to see your creations!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Интересна,много идейна творба!Благодаря!
    Аз възнамерявам да правя тубус-кутийка,или рингове за салфетки.Сега ще бъде всичко в комплект,скоро,скоро...Хубав ден!!!!

  2. So cute Darlene! I love it! I peaked at the upcoming blog posts so I knew this tutorial was coming. I already have two toilet paper rolls sitting on my desk waiting to a makeover.

  3. This is a great idea:) Sandra H

  4. Love it! Fab tutorial, Darlene!

  5. Great bit of recycling! Thanks for sharing! Kim