Toilet Paper Roll Boxes




Use old toilet paper rolls to make adorable toilet paper roll boxes for party favors, small gifts, and gift cards. An easy craft for all ages.

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Step 1: Materials for Toilet Paper Roll Boxes

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Any other decorations you'd like (Ideas include: burlap, beads, felt, paint)
  • Hot glue

Step 2: Folding and Cutting the Boxes

First, fold the toilet paper tubes the long way. They won’t fold down all the way, but the ends should form a teardrop shape.

Using an X-Acto knife or an open pair of scissors, score all four ends of the roll in a semi-circle shape. (Scoring is using light pressure to make a line on the roll, but not cutting all the way through.)

Step 3: Assembling the Boxes

After each end is scored, gently bend the ends in to form the flaps to the box. If you’d like to paint the box, I recommend doing so before it is glued together.

Hot glue the flaps, one over another to form the ends of the box. Put hot glue along the line drawn in black and press the ends together to set the glue.

Step 4: Decorating the Boxes

Now all there is left to do is decorate! I chose to decorate mine with paint, paper, and ribbon, but you can choose whatever materials you'd like.

Make sure you leave one end open so you can fill the boxes!

Step 5: Filling the Boxes

Fill your assembled boxes with small gifts, favor boxes, or gift card holders.

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    3 years ago

    Absolutely favorite instructable of the year!


    3 years ago

    What a clever way to repurpose what would otherwise end up in the recycling bin. I'll have to give this a try too, thanks for sharing!


    3 years ago

    What a fun and creative idea! I think I'll use this next time I need a small box!