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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Toilet Paper Roll Tabletop Christmas Tree

By: Carol Morrison
Toilet Paper Roll Tabletop Christmas Tree
Toilet Paper Roll Tabletop Christmas Tree
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"The Christmas trees were so enjoyable to do and to think they were made with towel paper and toilet paper rolls. After flattening the cardboard and marking the lines on the cardboard I cut them in strips."

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Main MaterialRecycled Materials


Materials List

  • Toilet or paper towel rolls (flattened)
  • Strong glue (tacky is best)
  • Paint (different shades of green)
  • Faux snow to sprinkle on trees
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Miniature ornaments
  • Circular base to put the tree on (about 10-12" cardboard circle)
  • White cotton to cover the cardboard

The cute miniature ornaments can be purchased at any craft store. They give the trees lively sitting on top of the white blanket of snow.


  1. Gather all of the toilet or paper towel rolls (you will need many of them).

  2. Take each flattened roll, and mark with pencil and ruler, 1/2" intervals from one end to the other end of the roll.

  3. Cut each strip with a scissors.

  4. Lay out newspapers or old cloths before you paint all of the strips.

  5. Get your green paints (using different hues of green will give the trees depth)

  6. Make a cone using a cardboard template. Secure the ends with tacky glue and let it set for awhile.

  7. Paint each strip with your green paint. Using different hues will give your trees a dimensional effect.

  8. When the strips are dry. Start at the bottom of the cone and use glue gun to secure the tips of the strips. Hold it for a few a seconds.

  9. Put the next strip 1/4 cm from the first You want a little space between each.

  10. You go all the way to the top of the cone with the strips. You can then attach the cardboard base, and glue some white cotton to it. Put miniature figurines on the base of the tree.

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