Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Treat Box




This is how I covered the back end

Hello everyone! Here is a fun project that I did for Peachy Keen's Peachy Challenge this week. The challenge this time is to use a recycled toilet paper roll and this is what I came up with!
I started by cutting the TP roll in half....so you can actually get 2 out of each roll. I then scored the bottom and it made the shape of a mailbox. I traced around the back end and cut out the decorative paper 1/4 inch bigger. I then cut slits in the extra 1/4 inch sides to be able to bend it around the box when I was glueing it on. ( BTW, if you've never worked with a TP roll before, they can be tricky to glue because the have a wax like layer on them!) I also traced around the front end to make the flap which I did by leaving a 1/2 tab at the bottom to glue onto the bottom of the box. After the ends were completed then I added the piece of decorative paper over the main part of the box. The flag I cut by hand and added that super cute envelope which I stamped with a stamp from Whimsical Designs With Love set. I attatched it with a brad and also added brads to the top and front flap to be able to twist twine around to get the closure. I made the TINIEST rosette EVER...LOL....and added the hand cut heart face that I stamped with a Peachy Keen Cornies face.To finish I added a little tag that I stamped with the xoxoxo stamp from Whimsical Designs With Love set.
I hope you all liked my project for the day and thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!

28 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is just about the most creative thing I have ever seen! I can't believe you did that with a TP roll! Great paper choice, and I am just loving those faces:) I am totally going to make one of these ASAP!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is really cute and a great idea you should enter this at decorate to celebrate the valentine challenge.

Esther said...

Gigi, that is so stinkin' cute and creative!!!!!!!

Mary said...

This is simply adorable! I love the creativity, great job!

DonnaMundinger said...

How fabulously creative Gigi, and how cute and tiny it is. Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

Glenda said...

Such a cute and creative project! Great job!
Glenda

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

super cute! I love your idea so cleaver!

Jovan said...

OMG...Gigi how do you do it? This is just AMAZING and creative! WOW! I love it!

Amanda said...

OMG, this is such a super cute idea!!!I just love everything about it and I'm so happy you joined our Peachy Keen Challenge ..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Jennie Garcia said...

Ohhhh!! That is pretty awesome, Gigi!! I thought it was one of those 1$ mailboxes, but is the toilet paper!!! Genius Miss Gigi!! I love this!!
Thanks for Playing with us @ PKS!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

OMG, you are just sooo creative, YOU ROCK!

Shelly said...

SUPER CLEVER GIGI! This is simply awesome! Fabulous work!
Shelly

girlia said...

GiGi you are such a clever and creative person awesome job

Missy said...

Oh my, this is so, so, so cute! A great idea to start, and all the little details you added--the face, the rosette, the twine---darling!!

Cindy said...

WOW Gigi,This is sooo STINKIN' CUTE!SUPER idea and AWESOME job girl,I LOVE your project my friend as always!Have a great evening!:)

Michelle said...

very cute how you made it into a mailbox! very creative love that corney face on there too !!!
great job and thanks for playing at PKS !

www.scrappinwithmybug.com

Staying Crafty said...

This looks FANTASTIC! Very creative :)

Christine said...

WOW - I would have never thought of that. great job! you're inspiring :-) good luck in the challenge. --C

Glora said...

This is SO creative girl! It turned out ABSOLUTELY perfect and adorable too! Terrific job! Hugs- Glora

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

GENIUS!!! This is PERFECT!!! You so totally rock!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PeachyKeen!!!!

Nikki

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome job Gigi! I love what you did with your toilet paper roll:) Very cool!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh so very CUTE!!! AWESOME work! I'm SOOO glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!!!

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Micia said...

oh my goodness this is so so so cute!! very clever! :)

Micia
yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com

VICTORIA said...

This is so cute!!!!!

Cindy :) said...

totally adorable, love this idea and sry but I just have to case it, my sister wanted me to make little boxes from TBBM for her co-workers but these would be way cuter, love your idea GiGi! gl

Kristi said...

So Super Creative! WOW! I love this! Thanks for joining the Peachy Keen Challenge!

Vicky said...

FABULOUS!!!! YOU ROCKED THIS PROJECT!!

Carol's Creations said...

This is amazing!!!