Create Recycled Vintage Gift Box

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Every time I see a left over tissue paper roll I plan to make something but most of the time I end up making nothing. This is so far the only toilet paper craft by me. I’m really happy with how it turned out so going to make tons more!


Have a look at the tutorial and hope you enjoy!


  • Toilet paper roll
  • Pencil and ruler
  • X-acto knife and scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Burlap, twine, craft paper, beads etc -for decoration


recycled box (1)Select a sturdy toilet paper roll. Use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark the toilet paper roll for the box and the lid. Cut out the pieces using an x-acto knife. Try keeping the edges as neat as possible while cutting them.

recycled box (2)Place the cut-out rolls on a brown cardstock paper and trace their sides. Cut out the 2 circles from the brown cardstock paper nicely, one circle for each cut-out roll. Carefully glue the circles with the cut-out rolls. The closed end will be the bottom of the box and for the lid closed end will be the top.

recycled box (3)You will need to cut another long strip of brown cardstock paper. The width of this piece should be the sum of the box and lids’ height. Roll it and glue it inside the box as shown in the picture. Glue it neatly inside the box otherwise the lid might not fit appropriately. Allow the glue to dry. Make sure to check if the lid fits.

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You can now decorate the box as you want. I stamped the box using red ink and then used burlap fabric, twine, paper flowers and some beads for the decoration.

Happy crafting! 🙂


Written by Muhaiminah Faiz