I love when I find great practical uses for items like this!
I am a very practical person, and, unless it is a craft just to keep the kids busy, I only do a craft when it is something with a very useful purpose, that would save me either time around the house, or money by not having to buy something . . . OR preferable both! ☺
This is a craft that I really enjoyed doing, because all of the materials you already have at home, the paper rolls are free, and the best part is that you get 3 different practical uses with the same craft . . . how cool is that! . . . Oh, and last but not least, it is a super easy project!
You will need:
Cut a strip of gift paper that is slightly taller and longer than the paper roll, and that goes around the whole way, overlapping a little bit.
Gently flatten the paper roll only a little, so that the shape is not a complete circle, and then wrap the paper gift around it, the same way you would wrap any gift.
The result will be something like this.
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Now, using your index finger and thumb, gently fold the top opening of the paper roll, giving it a slight curve shape.
Do this by making 2 separate foldings on the top, and 2 separate foldings on the bottom to create 2 flaps that overlap with each other on each ends of the paper roll.
Secure one of the ends with tape, and leave the other end open.
At this point, you can trim any paper excess from the end of the flaps.
You'll end up with something like the image above.
I love this simple craft, and it is practical for several uses!
Cash Gift Holder • Gift Card Holder* • Party Favors container, for any kids party
*For the gift card holder, I opted to use a paper towel roll, and cut it to 5" long. I thought the regular toilet paper roll was a little bit too tight to fit a gift card. You can also choose to use paper tower rolls for the party favors, if you want to place a larger amount of candy and favors.
Once the contents are inside the roll, secure the end with tape, and embellish and decorate it with pretty ribbons!
. . . You are done! ☺
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