Thursday, December 08, 2011

No Kidding, Re-Purposed Toilet Rolls

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Believe it or not, there is a use for those empty toilet tissue rolls you throw in the trash. I shaped them into small "pillow" boxes. I stacked them with double sided tape and tied together with jute cord (GPE will be offering jute cord very soon).

This is perfect packaging for things like lip balm or small bath teas. Great way to showcase small soap samples when using the Mold Market personal size soap molds. Fold the ends of the tube to form a casing for the product you will be putting inside. Oh, let's not fail to mention gift cards. How fun to place a $5 or $10 gift card inside each box. In fact, I'm getting a haircut and color later today. I'm gifting my hair stylist with the above package. Inside one box is a $5 Subway gift card. The other two boxes are filled with chocolates and candies. (It's national Hair Stylist day today!)

I attached a tag (which GPE will have online very soon) to the jute cording. A sprig of fresh greenery and printed vintage stamps complete the wrap. It would also be fun to glue some vintage stamps to the formed pillow boxes.

So many ways to make these re-purposed toilet tissue rolls make a statement in the traditional packaging world ;)


Anonymous said...

Denise, you are a genius! I have many toilet paper rolls. Now I can use them up - a recycle idea!

Jenni said...

Good idea Denise. You are so crafty!! They are so cute!!