How many empty toilet paper tubes have you thrown away in your lifetime? The number is pretty baffling if you stop to think about it. Well today we have the perfect craft for you! You can make something adorable and functional and simultaneously keep those toilet paper tubes out of the trash.
Today we’re excited and honored to be releasing an exclusive tutorial from Jodi Levine’s new eBook, Toilet Tube Treasury. The book is full of ingenious crafts using toilet tubes. Today we’re sharing our favorite: floral favor boxes.
Floral Favor Boxes
We love these floral favor boxes. They’re the perfect thing for so many occasions! Does someone you know have a spring birthday? Instant party favors. Of course, they’d also make adorable additions to a floral tea party, bridal shower, or wedding. There aren’t a lot of situations where these sweet little boxes could go wrong!
Prepping the Box
- To create a closed bottom on one end of the tube, make four evenly spaced slits at the bottom of one end, about 1″ deep. This will give you four flaps. Fold the flaps under the tube and glue them together.
- Fill the tube with candy or a small gift.
- Lay the tube on one end of the strip (the long side of the tube should be parallel with the short side of the strip). Position the tube so about one inch of crepe paper will hang below the closed bottom. Roll the strip around the tube. Tuck the overhanging crepe paper at the bottom and glue it under the tube.
- Tie a piece of twine around the crepe at the top of the tube and cinch it. Slip in a paper leaf before tying it off. Flatten the crepe paper at the top and fold it in half vertically. Cut a leaf shape through all the layers down to just above the twine to make petals.
- Unfold the crepe paper. Separate the petals and gently stretch the center of each to make a cupped shape.
What did you think of Jodi’s toilet tube tutorial on floral favor boxes? We loved it! If you did, too, we’re guessing you’ll also be interested in some of our paper flower tutorials. Have you seen our new paper orchid tutorial? Also try our DIY Paper Hollyhocks, or these Poppies, Peonies, and Posies. Have a spring or summer wedding coming up? Here, here and here are some beautiful bouquets to choose from. You can also check out this holiday flower roundup if you’re interested!