Toilet Roll Basket

SU A Fitting Occasion


Crafts4Eternity want to see wings on your project. HotshotCrafts want anything but a card. Let'sCraft&Create have anything goes.

If you would like to have a go, here's how I made it:
  • Cut a cardboard toilet roll into thirds. My cut piece was approx 3.5cm tall.
  • Cut a strip of patterned paper for your main image (not too deep you want to see a bit of background) and wrap it around your tube to see how long to cut it. Mine was 17x 2.5 cm.
  • Cut a strip of coordinating patterned paper for the background. It needs to be .5cm deeper than twice the depth of your tube. eg my tube was 3.5cm so my strip was 7.5cm deep. To find out the length you need, wrap it around your tube and add 1cm for overlap, then cut it. Then cut this strip in half (its easier to bend around the tube in 2 halves). Fold the 2 strips in half lengthways.
  • From your coordinating card, cut a 2 1/2" circle, a 1 3/4" circle and a scalloped strip approx 15cm long.
  • I also cut a thin strip of patterned paper to decorate my scalloped handle - not compulsory, up to you!
  • Cut a 2 1/2" circle of plain paper.
  • You will also need 4 mini brads to secure the scalloped handle.

Take your paper circle and snip around the edges
Glue it in the middle of your large card circle & fold up the edges
Glue around the inside of your tube, slide it over the paper edges and using your fingers, push the paper edges to the sides of the tube
Roll the background strips a couple of times to get them curved

Slide the curved strips down over the tube.

Pop your smaller card circle in to cover the paper.
Glue your image strip around the tube.
Fix your handle using a couple of brads either side.
I also added a tiny tag with the owl stamp from A Fitting Occasion cos it was so cute!
Lovely sunny Spring day out there! Hope all is well with you

SU card: Marina Mist
SU stamps: A Fitting Occasion
SU punches: Scalloped Edge, Circles, mini brads



  1. what a great little basket Lindsey, thank you so much for sharing it with us at LCC

  2. Gorgeous basket! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  3. So adorable! Thank you so much for the tutorial, Lindsey!!


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