This was one of those projects where I thought I’d put something together for $10, but quickly realised I needed a lot more things than I had! I wanted to make a fun and cheerful advent calendar for my boyfriend for Christmas that I could fill with his favourite chocolate (Twix) and reuse year to year. Nothing says budget like toilet paper rolls, but I ended up investing in a ridiculously useful hardcore hole punch too. It’s insane how much use I’ve got out of it already. Highly recommend everyone own one!
I’m super keen on these key tags. Something about them appearing on everything during my childhood, and the fun-coloured durable plastic is so appealing. I now have 25 left over from this project to use on literally everything around the house!
Start by giving the loo rolls a squish. They don't need to have sharp creases, just a long, leaf shape.
Stick a piece of tape along one edge...
...and another piece along the other. It can be the same colour or different. I mixed it up with each one I made.
Next use more tape to evenly stick down the centre. Don't forget to tuck in the end of the tape into the top!
Keep wrapping it along the other side of the tube, sealing up one end. Leave a long tab (about as long as the tube) before cutting off the length.
Very carefully line up the edges of the tape tab and stick it back on itself. Leave a little extra to tuck into the top of the tube.
Attach the velcro to the tab and the tube.
Use a heavy-duty hole punch to create a hole in the sealed corner. I alternated between left and right corners.
Finally pop on a key tag, and write the day number on the little piece of paper inside.
I haven’t quite worked out what I’m going to hang them on yet, ideas we’re tossing around include stringing them up, or possibly pinning them to a cork board!