She took the tube and wrapped it in pretty paper. She then rolled the school paper she was including in the box and tucked it inside the tube. It kept the paper from creasing and also looked pretty. I knew I had to try this and also share it with you all. As always, I added a twist to the original idea: make tubes out of cards!
Greeting cards are already decorated and with a little free tape I had on hand it was a breeze to whip some up. I am thinking some stick glue might work nicely, too, but I don't have much experience with it. I just rolled my cards up and taped them well. I didn't bother cutting off the extra, but you could. I used a paper towel roll tube to measure for an idea of about the size needed. The cards can also be turned sideways and rolled--that would make narrow cards provided a wider tube.
|Paper towel roll tube cut in half--will be wrapped with paper.|
So be sure and save your Christmas cards this year and greeting cards throughout the year! They will add a nice pop of color to your boxes and nicely hold your paper (I think I will tuck my pencils/sharpeners/erasers inside when packing).
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