Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Fun with Toilet Tissue Tubes

In honor of Earth Day, here are more fun ideas with Toilet Tissue Tubes!

Bind It All Sour Cream Treat
You've see this treat before, no doubt, but adding the tube makes this treat a little more sturdy, so you can fill it with lots of Peanut M&M's or Hershey's Kisses. Punch one side and seal, then punch the other side at a perpendicular angle THEN FILL, add a touch of adhesive and tie with ribbons.

Tissue Tube Blooms
Flatten and cut paper covered tubes into strips about 3/4" wide. Edge them with ink to give a finished look. Punch a hole in one end of each "petal" and string six together with narrow ribbon, leaving ends long enough for you to tie the bloom onto a treat bag, or whatever you would like to embellish. I tied mine the the bag, but only to one side. (The big bite makes it super easy to do this.) With the bloom attached this way, the bag can be opened without being torn apart. This is great for earth day, because the bag can be used more than once! Scrapper's Floss is the perfect finishing touch and is tied around the whole bloom to hold a button and small floral in the center of the flower. (Click on the photo to see a larger image.)

Want More Ideas for toilet paper tubes?

Barb is TP'ing Too!

You can always make more books!


Barb said...

Great projects, Julie!! Happy Earth Day! I've been saving the tubes to create one of your BIA tube books, too :)

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

love this project!

Anonymous said...

I have a new found appreciation for those toilet tissue tubes! Julie you have outdone yourself once again! rita w

Angela K said...

I just love all your projects you are awesome!! TFS

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My Pink Expression said...

I would love to see a video on how to make the sour cream tube. Sooo cute!

Shoshi said...

Love the sour cream tube! what a cool idea. Must try it. I am saving tubes to make a mini-album for a friend for Christmas!