Sep 21, 2013

Upcycled toilet paper rolls for Halloween!

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Ready for some fun halloween ideas? 

Although we do not get any Trick or Treaters wayyyy out here in the country, I make up a few treats for family & friends with little ones.

Here's my super quick & easy treat packaging for this year!

The sentiments are from Joy's Life, Halloween Puns stamp set, 
I embossed the TREAT stamp & colored them 
with my Prismacolor markers.

materials used for this project:
toilet paper rolls
tissue paper
scrapbooking paper scraps
Washi tape 
Memento ink & Embossing powder
Joy's Life stamps (Halloween Puns)
Cricut cart-
A Frightful Affair (ghost) altered w/CCR software...

I stretched the tall ghost shape to widen him a bit to fit my project better. When cutting the shapes, I cut a white ghost with facial cut outs for my top layer then "hide" the contour lines of the face for a solid black shape and an additional white shape to layer.

I wanted to use by beloved Xyron to attach my layers but also wanted my ghost to have a "free flowing" bottom, so I used the masking technique with Post-It Notes and created "partial" stickers!

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  1. That is a great idea!!!! I never thought of it!! And they turned out great!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Fantastic! Brilliant way to recycle!

  3. what a creative use for the roll...i just throw them into the fireplace. Now I know better. Clever!

  4. o what a great and fantastic idea, looks fabulous.

    greetings karin

  5. How cool!! Great way to up cycle toilet paper rolls!!!

  6. If the tissue paper inside or out of the roll? And thanks for the masking info - I'd never heard of that before.

  7. Super cute!! I love how you embossed and then colored the stamp!!

  8. They look really good great thing to do with the kids.
    Caroline x

  9. GREAT...why did I tell the kids to stop collecting toilet paper rolls? lol..what a fun idea!

  10. Another use for my beloved toilet paper rolls! And great tip for the Xyron machine.

  11. These turned out great Maria!! I LOVE LOVE how you embossed the stamp and colored them with your markers... so cool!!

  12. What a fabulous idea for treats! Who would have thought there would be so many uses for empty toilet paper rolls :)

  13. What a clever idea! I am going to start saving my toilet paper rolls right now! Just adorable!


  14. Wow! What a super fun and quick gift box! Love it and just might have to scrap lift this fun ideal. TFS!

  15. This is such a fabulous idea - love all the embellishments and great reuse :-) Have a great weekend.

  16. Oh, I Love this Idea! I have made a few crafts using T.P. Rolls. But have never used them like this. So Cute!!! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  17. What a great idea, I'm sure these will be very well received
    Hugs Julie P

  18. Those are the cutest tp roll craft ever! Thanks for sharing, Just signed up to follow. Please come follow me too. Happy day, hugs, Kim

  19. Those are the cutest tp roll craft ever! Thanks for sharing, Just signed up to follow. Please come follow me too. Happy day, hugs, Kim

  20. Love TP projects! These are too cute!
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  21. What a wonderful idea--these are adorable, and so practical!!

  22. Spooky Cute & Fun!! Love it!!
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  23. What a great idea!!! I love this and with the amount of toilet paper my household manages to go through I will be able to make several. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Thanks for the tip with the Xryon, would never thought of that myself!

  25. One word,,,, Creative,,,,, love it :)

  26. Ohhh how I love these cute treat holders! I've used toilet paper tubes for other treats and even a mini album! SOOO CUTE!

  27. These are so cute love the idea of using up TP rolls :)

  28. How fun are these!!!???! LOVE THEM! I've been saving TP rolls like forever (and we must have the GOING-EST family in town!!!) and this is a perfect idea for them. Love, love, love.

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  29. We don't get any trick or treaters, either! Makes me sad, because I LOVE seeing the children in costume!!!! Love your treat tubes. Really cute and great way to use the TP rolls.

    How awful lovely of you to tempt us into your lair with some crafty candy. You aren't requiring us to sacrifice our first-born or to follow your dark artful ways to be eligible, but your emails infiltrate my psyche each time you post and so I am under your power and follow you, nonetheless. Yaaaaaaa-haaaaaa-haaaaa!!!!
    </3 J

  30. Thank you for sharing this great and easy project, I work at a school and need alot of treat holders, these are just what I was looking for in my searches! You are awesome!
    Liz Seubert

  31. These look fantastic!! Great idea!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    I'm a follower!!

  32. Wow... what a great idea and easy project !
    It's look fabulous !
    Thanks for sharing


  33. This adorable project is right up my alley! Recycling AND Halloween! LOVE it!

  34. These treat holders are so cute.

  35. This is such a great idea!! Love it, nice work!


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