“If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.”
(comment on holiday waste according to a Standford website)
Hello friends, happy December 1st. As you may have noticed, I’ve been on a sustainability trail for a few months now. To continue on, I’ve decided to make a gift card holder from a toilet paper roll. This can be used for any gift giving events, especially this holiday season. The visual steps that I took to make this gift card holder is in the slideshow below (you can pause and skip to photos if you want to).
-Scrap paper (to draw the image on)
-Markers, crayons or colored pencils
-Acrylic paint (I used white and dark blue)
-Glue or Tape
-Ribbon or stapler or washi tape (to enclose the ends)
A few tips:
-After each paint session, let the cardboard dry completely. Otherwise, the paper will be less sturdy and paint may chip off.
-If you don’t like the acrylic texture of the cardboard, stick on clear shipping tape over it; like lamination. The surface will be smoother and will protect the cardboard.
-To make the crease more effective, place a heavy book or object on top of the card holder.
-You can fold the cardboard into a gift box, too, if gift card isn’t appropriate.
-Personalize however you like. If it’s for a birthday, draw a cake or cupcake. If it’s for a graduation, write the year in decorative font. It can cater to whatever style/design you want.
If you want some inspiration with making gift boxes out of upcycled materials, feel free to check out my post green tip #4.