I became a follower of So Not Mocha-vated and she had a wonderful tutorial on how to make pillow boxes using paper towel rolls. I inspired myself from their tuturial and created my own pillow boxes but using toilet paper rolls instead.
Step 1: Retrieve an empty toilet paper roll (hopefully, you won't have to go at the bottom of the garbage can to get it!)
Step 2: Flatten the roll using a bone folder for a crisp edge. I think a ruler would do the trick too.
Step 3: Using a round object such as a template cutter or a lid, trace a curve using a pointy object or your bone folder. This will help to fold the ends.
Step 4: Repeat the same on each ends on both sides.
Step 5: Cut a piece of paper the same width as the roll and long enough to go all the way around it. This is a great way to use your scraps.
Step 6: Apply a strong adhesive to one side of the roll. Make sure to put some along the ends.
Step 7: Carefully line up paper, adhere. Next, add adhesive to the other side of the roll and wrap the paper around. Secure the last flap with adhesive and adhere.
Step 8: With a finger, push in one end of the roll.
Step 9: Repeat step 8 with all the folds and your pillow box is all done.
This pillow box is a perfect size for gift certificate, money or jewelery.
You can add a ribbon (as in the first image) or a big flower to give it a finished touch.
I hope you enjoy this!