Here's a project using all those toilet paper roll tubes that is fun, clever and doesn't have to cost any money.
I wanted little baskets to make shabby chic ornies but didn't want to buy them. Plus, finding baskets the right size was going to take time and I was impatient to make this project. So without spending any money I dove right in.
Mini Basket Ornaments From Toilet Paper Tubes
I save toilet paper and paper towel tubes for crafts and they are perfect for making mini basket ornaments. I removed all the tissue then sprayed them with a bleach and soap solution then let them dry.
Cut them in half, hot glue the bottom edge and use a clamp to secure while the glue cools off. Then go crash your stash for all kinds of smalls, trims, fabric, buttons, etc.
Cover the basket with paper or fabric and lace or trim as you please. Punch two small holes at each side and attach a curly wire handle. Hot glue fiberfill or crumpled tissue inside to keep your basket plump and make all your trims stand up around the top.
This is a fun project! You probably have loads of small items perfect for filling these little baskets. I use them for decor, and for sale in my Etsy shop, as gift toppers and group gifts.
PLUS you can make them with a theme, like these sewing ornaments and college theme ornies. This is a fun and thrifty project, try it!
- Toilet paper tubes (on hand)
- Hot glue (on hand)
- Lace, fabric, gift wrap (on hand)
- Small decor items to scale (on hand)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published January 14th, 2017 3:11 PM
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