Introduction: Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box

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The holidays can tap you out, leaving you to have to be creative with your gift wrap!
For small gifts, (or even a kind of Redneck Advent Calendar!) this is a super cheap DIY gift box made from an empty toilet paper roll. It is also a great way to use up those scraps of wrapping paper!

Toilet paper tubes
Gift wrap
Invisible tape

Pencil & ruler optional but helpful!

Step 1: Measure Wrapping Paper

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Measure the length of the roll,  and cut the paper  long enough to go around the tube one and a half times. Make sure the paper covers the ends on either side. 

Tape one end evenly to the roll, with invisible tape. 

Step 2: Roll Your Roll

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Roll the paper around the roll, and tape the seam. Make sure everything is nice and even. 

Step 3: Pinch and Tape

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Pinch your roll, as shown in the first picture. Fold the end neatly, and tape it closed. 

Step 4: Fill & Repeat

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Place a small gift inside. I wrapped a pair of earrings this way. If you use a paper towel tube, they make fun boxes for cookies! 


Jenniferlai (author)2016-05-31

thank 他 so helpful love you

Fairuz Tasnem (author)2016-03-13

Thanks! it really is HELPFUL!

lcook22 made it! (author)2015-12-21

Awesome idea thanks x

elewis03 (author)2012-12-23


sl4sh3r (author)2012-12-17

Love this!

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