Toilet roll holders make great gift boxes

Start collecting... Repurpose toilet roll holders and cardboard tubes into gift containers for Christmas presents, birthdays or special occasions.



Embellished with trim, ribbons and bows, cardboard toilet roll holders cost nothing and look gorgeous once finished.











To make your gift boxes you can use any cardboard tube, but toilet roll or wrapping paper holders are made of thinner cardboard that is easier to bend over at the ends. If covering with wrapping paper, glue the paper onto the tube before bending over the ends. It gives a much nicer finished look.





Wrap sellotape or masking tape neatly over one folded end to secure in place. If you are going to be painting the tubes, use sticky dots instead of tape, as this won't be visible on the outside of the tube.