One of the many things that can be found in every home across the globe is toilet paper, paper towels, and baby wipe containers. What do you normally do with these items after the tissue/wipes are gone? After today you don't have to throw them away any more.
Today, I'm going to teach you how to recycle materials to make a fabric covered pen caddy. This caddy would be the perfect gift to friends, family, and teachers because it is an easy to make environmentally friendly product. Lets face it, we've all searched for a pen to write with at one time or another!
Step 1: Collect Materials
*A pair of scissors to cut fabric and ribbon
*11 size 6"x4.5" tissue rolls
*An empty wipes container, minus the top ( your measurements will vary based on the brand wip box you use.
*Measuring Tape and or a yard stick
*Fabric Pieces or scraps
*A Glue gun and glue sticks
*Ribbon and embellishments
Step 2: Measure Your Wipe Box
Step 3: Measure Your Tissue Roll
Step 4: Apply Measurements to Fabric
*Again, the measurements are 24"X 4"(round to the nearest 1") for the wipe box.
*Again, the measurements are 6"x4.5"(round to the nearest 1") for the tissue rolls. You will need to make 11 sections to cover 11 tissue rolls.
Step 5: Cut Out Fabric and Ribbon
Step 6: Appy Glue
*Tip 1: Be careful the glue is very hot and may burn fingers. If you are doing this with a child I recommend you do all of the gluing for them.
*Tip 2: The fabric might stretch a bit and this is okay.
*Tip 3: Apply the ribbon where the seam of the fabric meets.
Step 7: Add Glue and Fabric to Wipe Box
Step 8: Glue Fabric Onto the Bottom Corners of the Wipe Box
Step 9: Apply Glue to the Bottom Sides
*Tip: The fabric on the sides should overlap the corner fabric a little.
Step 10: Position Tissue Rolls Inside the Wipe Box
*Try and put all of your seams toward the middle for a "finished" look.