Welcome to Impression Obsession's DT Thursday!
Last week I shared a gift box that I made out of an empty roll of tape. Today I'd like to share how I did that! Let's get started.
Tape Roll Box Tutorial
- Empty tape roll (the one I used is 1-3/4" wide - your measurements may vary slightly)
- decorative paper to cover the outside and inside of the roll, cut just slightly narrow (mine are just under 1-3/4" wide x 11" long)
- 2 scalloped circles, cut from chipboard (I used Sizzix dies, and a cereal box - my circles are 3-7/8" wide)
- 4 scalloped circles, cut from coordinating cardstock (same size as the chipboard ones)
- 1 chipboard circle, same size as tape roll opening (mine is 3" wide)
- 1 cardstock circle, same size as tape roll opening
- 1 3" piece of satin ribbon (mine is 7/8" wide)
- PVA glue, hot glue gun, double stick tape
- trimming and embellishments for box top and sides
Cover the outside of the tape roll with one of the long paper strips, using PVA glue to adhere (you can use other adhesives if you prefer, but PVA glue holds paper well, and allows you to slide your paper if it's a little off at first placement). Center the paper as best as you can, so it isn't hanging over either edge of the roll.
Line the inside of the roll with the remaining strip of decorative paper.
Center and adhere the bottom of the covered tape roll to one of the scalloped circle sandwiches. Allow glue to dry.
Glue the remaining cardstock and chipboard circles together. Allow glue to dry.
**HINT** You may need to adjust the position of the ribbon so that the box closes well. (The first time I made a tape roll box, I didn't leave enough ribbon between the box and lid, so the lid couldn't open all the way.) Here's the distance that worked for me:
Embellish your box, and tuck a treat inside to share with a friend! Here's my completed project, in case you missed it last week...
Leaves die set
Thanks for visiting today! If YOU make a tape roll box, send me a link so I can see!!