This instructable will show you how to:
Make a quick stencil. Slick stencilig here.
Stick it to toilet paper.
Stuff the cardboard tube with seeds.
Shop drop it.
This project is intended to make a comment on waste and energy management. But it can also be fun to do silly stuff. Your call.
Step 1: Materials.
Crapboard (I looked for scrap piece of cardboard...don't buy new to do this)
Adhesive label paper.
Pen. (Can get fancier and design it in your computer)
Cardboard cutter. (...even fancier and laser cut it)
Glue. (gluestick or whatever suits your mood)
Seeds. (Coriander/Cilantro shown here)
Step 2: Cutting Cardboard.
Write down whatever you want to say, in this case I wrote:
Selva.} Selva means rainforest in spanish :D
And cut it carefully, make sure you have a sharp knife and a safe place to cut. Avoid slippery surfaces. Find yourself a piece of wood to cut on, or a cuttiing board.
Again, if you want a slick stencil, read this: Slick stenciling
Step 3: Testing Stencil.
Make sure you test your stencil, it'll give you an understanding of the feeling of the cardboard, you might need a thicker one, or you might need to add extra cardboard in order to hold it better, or to attach it to something. In this case I had to add some extra cardboard with tape because I thought I needed a hinge to wrap the cardboard around the adhesive label paper to hold it still while spraypainting it.
Step 4: Cutting the Adhesive Paper.
I bought letter sized adhesive label paper (8.5" x 11" or 21.6cm x 27.9cm) and had to cut it in half along the long side, so I ended up with two pieces measuring 4.25" x 11" or 10.8cm x 14cm, which is a perfect size to wrap around the toilet paper, it covers pretty much all the main labels.
Step 5: Get Ready, the Time Has Come!
Rady to stencil it?
...don't forget to wear the mask!!!!
See the wrapping thingie I mentioned before? 2nd picture.
You can tag at will if you want too as well.
Step 6: Peeling + Sticking.
You've got the adhesive paper stenciled, and the toilet paper is screaming to be tagged.
Step 7: Sowing Seeds Instructions + Custom Envelopes.
Print the instructions of how to sow the seeds, I used Cilantro/Coriander seeds, make sure you print the instructions big enough to make envelopes with the printouts, and to fit a bunch of seeds per envelope...people should be able to grow their own plants from your seeds. Make the envelope first, then put the seeds inside, the picture I posted is just for the sake of clarity, but if you want it complicated...
Step 8: Stuffing.
Envelopes are ready, toilet paper rolls are ready, got to mix them both now, and pack them.
Step 9: Shop Dropping.
Select a target.
Step 10: Drop 'em!
You're here, no runaways now, walk in with confidence and leave your peaceful gift. Let people come to it and see your project going houses you'll never set a foot in.
Step 11: Say Goodbye.
Bye bye, and thank you K-Mart.