Sunday, November 3, 2013

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop- Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card Holders


Hi everyone welcome to the hop! I wanted to make a project that was super compatible with using all of the great companies featured today on the hop- so although I didn't use everyone of them- I am adding in some ideas and options that you can use all of your stash for! Let's start by saving all of the toilet paper and paper towel holders. So many cool crafts to make with them! I manage a grocery store in real life-so I am not a holiday shopper-it's gift cards for all. However I do like to give those cards in a unique and fun gift card holder-handmade with love!

{Can you believe these are toilet paper rolls! I left mine au naturale before I sprayed them with new iZink Pigments. These are imported all the way from France and are being distributed by Clearsnap. You can use any of your sprays including- Stephanie Barnard, and Colorbox Spritzers}

{a single roll will make one holder, a paper towel holder will make 3- just eyeball cutting it into thirds. Flatten and press down with a bone folder- you can seal bottom edge with any glue or adhesive or use a stapler. If you want more true colors and a less rustic look-paint your rolls with a white acrylic base before you spray.}

{For this one i used iZink Tomato. Just drop a few drops with a little water in a spray bottle and spray away. I then used Colorbox Pigment Ink in gold and My First Colorbox Stamps "Snow Day". Use your favorite Sizzix die cut- the Framelits will work awesome. I edged my Graphic 45 die cut shape with Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx in Schoolhouse. I layer on a small piece of burlap to echo that natural look then added a vintage button all with hot glue}

{this one is iZink in Opaline-then stamped with the My First Colorbox stamp- I used a stapler to seal up the bottom of this one}

{This one is iZink inTurquoise then stamped with black pigment ink using my Clearsnap Rollagraph "Word Words"}

{this one is iZink in Silver and I used Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx in Schoolhouse with a Colorbox Art Dauber to make the dots-love these!}

{To finish them all off I used the leftovers from the die cut- cut them 2.5 inches wide and about 4 inches long-inked them in coordinating colors using Colorbox Queties. I used some plain jute twine for the tie}

{I used Graphic 45's 6x6 12 Days of Christmas paper pad. The backs are all solid to make sure you have room to write on your gift card. To attach your gift card just use your tape runner or a glue dot!}


{These little carriers can be hung from a tree too! Hope you have a great handmade holiday!}
4 More blogs to go- you can do it!!!!
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Nathalie Kalbach www.nathaliesstudio.com
Tanner Bell   http://www.craftteen.com
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com
Vicki O'Dell http://vickiodell.com/
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25 comments:

  1. I have lots of toilet paper rolls-I can adapt this to other projects. Tell me more about the stars!

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  2. Love it...love your imagination...love your style!

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  3. Love the idea - great for gift cards

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  4. Wow - I love this idea. Never before have I been inspired to make something out of toilet paper rolls!

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  5. I love this project. What a great way to re-use toilet paper rolls. I MUST make some!! :)

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  6. Seriously...this is a fabulous idea! I am always looking for ways to upcycle and this is just fabulous....they are so stinkin' cute!!!!

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  7. What a great idea. I use the rolls for Mini albums but had not thought of this. I'll be showing my girls at the next crop we attend on the 23 of November. Thanks Debbie

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  8. I always give gift cards now that my son and the nieces and nephews are too old for toys. This is a fantastic idea and they look so cool - very important for tweens:-)

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  9. Oh Mother Goose! I love your gift card holders! They are so pretty! I give lots of gift cards and have never thought to use toilet paper rolls to make holders for them but I am going to call everyone I know and ask them to save their tp rolls for me so I can make these! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. Remarkable idea! Great for all those need something extra!

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  11. These are the cutest toilet paper rolls I have ever seen...I knew there was something I could be doing with mine!

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  12. Love the button gift tags and your ideas are so original.

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  13. These gift card holders and just adorable. I just have to make some. Thank you so much for the great ideas.

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful way to upcycle toilet paper rolls! love them!

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  15. Now THAT's a neat idea! Thanks for showing us how!

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  16. Wow! What an idea....making beautiful tags out of toilet paper rolls!

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  17. This is a great idea Denise - and achievable with what I already have in my stash too!

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  18. Cute ideas and everyone has tp rolls

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  19. Fabulous TP Tags! I love a good upcycle project. TFS!!

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  20. Wonderful gift card holder ornaments!!! Love the idea of hanging them from the tree.
    <3 J

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  21. Fabulous ways to upcycle. Love it.

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