Friday, October 21, 2011

Autumn is a Second Spring...

What to do with the cardboard spools leftover when all the ribbon has been used up? Make a gift tube! Separate one side of the spool from each of two same-sized ribbon spools and cover the other side with decorative paper or card stock. Cut a sheet of acetate wide enough to wrap around the tube portion of the spools and as tall as you want your box. Super sticky double sided tape applied to the bottom spool and the back seam of the acetate tube will hold it all together. The tube on the lid slips down inside the acetate tube.  A strip of decorative paper or ribbon (or both) around the bottom and top of the acetate tube will hide the cardboard inside and make it more beautiful. Fill with a bag of colorful and savory soup mix for those cold winter evenings that are coming and tie a tag with a suitable message and instructions for making the soup with ribbon wrapped around the top. Unique and fun.

Materials: Tim Coffey Fall by K&Company paper embellished with Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder. Tag was made with the Spellbinders Labels Four Die. Everything else is from my personal supplies of miscellaneous leftovers... Message was printed on the tag using my home computer using CK Calligraphy font.

Extra views:
Top of box.

Inside tag.


Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a great idea and a lovely project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.Please be sure to link to our challenge post within your post to be eligible to win.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting concept, making a gift tube box...mmmm...I think I might have to try this out sometime, thanks for a great idea!