Repurposed paper towel tube…..
Repurposed Paper Towel Tube
Napkin Rings? WHAT?! Latrice here and …Yes I love the idea of repurposing items these days. I’ve been jotting down tons of ideas to try and was so excited to try this using May Arts ribbon.
Materials you’ll need:
- 1 paper towel tube
- Ribbon: EN16 – Satin / Scalloped Edge, FY09 – Wired Beads, NR38 – Textured / Two Tone, BY25 – Leaves
- Glue Arts adhesive
- 1 sheet of patterned paper
- Jewelry snips or wire cutters
Your first step is to measure and cut your paper towel tube into 8 pieces. I measure every 1-1/4” and had a little piece left over to toss.
Next I cut my 12” paper into 1-1/2” strips. Using my Glue Arts Glue glider PRO I adhered the paper to the cut tubes. Your tubes won’t be perfect and the paper will be a bit larger. When you trim you will be able to straighten any crooked edges out.
Once you’ve trimmed the paper on the tubes you can use a sanding block and some ink to fix any little imperfections. The ink also gives it a great finished look.
Choose your ribbon and start putting in onto the tube pieces. I used both green and orange ribbon first, then added a fun pearl strand and last added some sating leaf for even more color. For the pearl strand you will need jewelry snips to cut the wire and in the back of your tube you’ll twist it and press it flat so no one can cut themselves. It bends easily so you shouldn’t have any problems.
This is what your finished project will look like.
I hope you try either this repurposed project or another. It really is great to know that you are reusing and creating something fun that can be used for years to come. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
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Blog Posted By: Latrice Murphy