Toilet Paper Roll Pillow Boxes

Wait!  Don’t throw out that empty toilet paper roll!

{Did that get your attention?}

That little roll of cardboard can be used for so many things {as Pinterest has made clear}.   Not to mention, it is pretty difficult to wrap a gift card or other small items.  Why not use it to create your own Toilet Paper Roll Pillow Boxes?

toilet paper roll pillow boxes

 Wanna quick tutorial on how to make your own?

Here’s what you need:

Empty toilet paper rolls

Scrapbook paper

Twine (or yarn)

Take your empty toilet paper roll.

Fold one edge into a curve shape (as shown above).  Next, fold the opposite side in the same shape.  Repeat on the other end of the toilet paper roll.

Now to make it cute…

Take 6×6 inch scrapbook paper and cut into 2 1/2 inch strips.

Wrap around the pillow box and tape down.  Adorn with twine, yarn or ribbon!

toilet paper roll pillow boxes

These are great for gift cards or small gifts like earrings or jewelry!

toilet paper roll pillow boxes

You can even add washi tape to add a little extra pizazz!

toilet paper roll pillow boxes

Observation:  Nice toilet paper has cheap cardboard (easier to fold).  Cheap industrial grade toilet paper has nice cardboard – harder to fold but no glue marks!

Need some more pillow box inspiration?

My friend Cheryl from That’s What Che Said made these ADORABLE Reindeer Gift Card Holders!   Go check them out!

 Happy wrapping!

About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Well that’s just too easy and way cute!

  2. Easy and cute! Love how perfectly upcycled these turned out.

  3. Thanks for the great shout out sweet love! I appreciate YOU!

  4. I just LOVE these! What a great way to recycle and they are so cute!
    I found you from the Lil Luna Link Party.
    I am now a happy follower!

  5. I would love tot ry doing it with slightly smaller kitchen paper rolls as i am giving a collection of friendship bracelets to my dad:)
    It is such a lovely eco great idea!

  6. This is a fantastic idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Thanks!

  7. What an adorable idea!! These are so cute! I featured you this week in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!!


  8. Thanks for linking up to The Spectacle last week! You’ve been featured this week (yay!). The linky will be up tomorrow night, hope to see you there!

  9. Beautiful!!! I will use it for my next gifts!

  10. I’ve done this little trick before, too, but mine didn’t look anywhere near as cute as yours! I love the idea of adding pretty paper and twine! :) Lisa


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