Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Do Me a Favour.

Take some empty  kitchen/toilet towel rolls
to make favour boxes.
Cut down to the size you need.
I have made mine approx. 6" long.
My roll was pretty much scrunched up each end
so I only managed to cut 1 from the large tube.
Fold the tube flat and use a bone folder to crease.
Using a round nesting die to fit I scoured round
a semi circle approx. 1" either end on both sides.
I used the scoring tool from by Hougie board.
Bend the ends in to make the closure.
I painted my box  using  a tester pot paint
in Tuscan Terracotta.
Same box but 3 very different looks.
All the Butterflies are by Dufex.

Box 1 using scraps of ribbon and lace
with a  lable by Studio Light from their Vintage line.
Stamped with a sentiment by Kanban  using
D.I. in Walnut Stain.
A distinctly  shabby chic look.

Box 2 using a Britannia Word die
and beige/brown twine for a more CAS look.
Suitable maybe for a Male.

Box 3 using Organza brown ribbon  and layering
the Kanban stamp up on beige and brown card.
Stamped using Distress Ink as above. 

Simple to make and easy to decorate.

I have made these to showcase
the 2nd week of my Butterfly challenge #15
Butterfly/s in Autumn colours.

Entering also into the following challenges:
Open Minded Crafting #20 Fall/Autumn.
Craft Room  # Seasonal Colours.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
4 Krafty Girlz #27 Anything goes.
Brown Sugar #113 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty workshop #114 Use up your snippets. (tiny scraps of lace and ribbon).
Crafting From The Heart #138 Anything goes.
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.

37 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

very nice - good idea to use left over rolls too although I give all mine to a friend who has gerbils!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow love these Mrs a. they are so cleverly made.. not sure will make them half that well love the three looks too well done, fab butterflies!! Shaz in Oz.x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the butterfly looks stunning!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the butterfly looks stunning!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Jo said...

Fantastic idea! will have to remember to do this for christmas treats to hang on the tree.
Hope you're keeping well xx

Zue said...

Great up cycling idea, Val!
Very useful and you can decorate them in so many ways.
Sue x

Sandra H said...

"WOW" This is so creative Mrs A and the butterflies are gorgeous too! x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Cracking idea! Will have to have a ferret in the recycle bin.
I use my tin foil innards to make new rolls for my ribbon.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sherry said...

Another winner Mrs A! They look great and we'd never have know what they were made of xx

Donna Ellis said...

Such a fabulous idea, Mrs. A! Very innovative (and beautiful!) thank you for the inspiration today! I especially like your pretty embellishments! xo

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a superb idea.
Love your fab pillow box creations.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rocky said...

That's it, you've started a fight in our house over who gets the empty rolls! Little does he know I have a secret stash in the cupboard, kept just incase we need to build a castle or a rocket at short notice. Brilliant idea, we both thank you, so will school when he shows them.

Carol said...

Great recycling Mrs A, these look fabulous. Carol x

MagsB said...

What a clever idea! And how gorgeous are those butterflies??!!

love Mags B x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Luuuuuurverly! Nice colours too x

Createology said...

Amazing what a plain boring tube can become and present a wonderful little gift to someone. Creative Tube Bliss...

Bonnie said...

Aren't you clever! Cute favor boxes and I love how you've made them into different styles all with gorgeous butterflies!

Kathy S said...

WOW - that's brilliant. Never would have thought to use the toilet paper rolls to make pillow boxes. Fab though. Love all your butterflies. Just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Challenge. Cheers!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, these look great and such a fab idea to use the leftover tubes.
TFS
Avril xx

Debs Willis said...

You have been busy! Love these pillow boxes.
Thanks for your lovely comments
Debs x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a fantastic creation, great recycling. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxxx

Di said...

Wonderful Mrs A!! And to think I spent a lorra loot tracking down a discontinued SU Pillowbox die some while ago, love how you always look for other ways to do things!

Hugs, Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is a wonderful recycle project with stunning results. Your pillow boxes are beautiful. Those butterflies are so shiny and soft looking.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic pillow boxes, Mrs. A!

Carol L said...

You're so resourceful and clever! These pillow boxes are seriously cute, especially with that pretty butterfly accent!

Sarah Mabery said...

What a cool idea for recycling a paper towel roll. And these are super cute. I love those butterflies.

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome and very creative...xx

MaryH said...

How clever to recycle this cardboard tube as you did to make something lovely. At first I thought the b'flies were from soda can metal. They are simply divine! I am unfamiliar with the brand you mentioned, but I really like this look. Such a unique & pretty vintage container. WTGo. TFS & Hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant boxes and great recycling -love the beautiful butterflies -thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Carol DT x

Susan Kennedy said...

These are fantastic!! Awesome job on those boxes!!! Man.. Your butterflies are just stunning!!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

What an awesome idea! Love the butterflies and the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

Hettie said...

Hmmmn! I wonder what gerbils make with these rolls then??
Great boxes there Honey. You have done a grand job.
Hugs
xx

Cara Malmrose said...

Way to upcycle Mrs A --- love your little boxes! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love this!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that's one very very clever recycling idea!!! I'm really going to have to remember this. Much cheaper than purchasing the boxes!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Channa said...

Excellent idea!! thank you for joining us at Frosted designs.

Del said...

Such a simple item that can create such stunning results - who knew! They are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge 20 Autumn/Fall and Good Luck! xx