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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Good For You, Good For The Home—Pillow Boxes

Repurposed, reused, recycled...toilet paper rolls!

toilet paper rolls + rafia + clear tape

Part of the fun of gift giving is how you wrap it.  I love the idea of reusing toilet paper rolls as cord holders and seed pots, but I hadn't seen this clever idea for using them as pillow boxes.

I made one up in under 5 minutes with a little rafia and some clear tape.  I don't know what I'll do with it, but I wanted to see if it was really that easy to make a pillow box out of a toilet paper roll...and it is!

Fancy them up by wrapping them in pretty origami or wrapping paper before you make the box.  Use stickers & scraps of jute or any kind of twine to give your boxes a personal touch.  Personally, I like the minimalist look and the neutral colors of these little boxes.  If I wanted to spend a few more minutes on them, I could iron the kinks out of the neat off-white cotton ties that I've saved from West Elm and Pottery Barn linen purchases.  It would be a nicely themed way to tie up these cute repurposed tp rolls!

a super-cute idea for Christmas stocking stuffers

I saw it on Pinterest pinned by Lisa from her fun blog, herbeautifulmess  

Click HERE to check out Lisa's other fun ideas for reusing toilet paper rolls!