DIY Tutorial: Party Poppers, Pillow Boxes + More! (VIDEO)

by Migdalia Rivera

The most critical element of any party is, of course, fun; however, we can’t disregard the importance of memorable mementos that make your parties and gathering stand out from the rest. Thankfully, there are frugal ways to make your gathering sparkle, including making a DIY party favor, pillow box and more from everyday items that you’d normally recycle – like toilet paper rolls.

Below are 3 unique, and easy, to make craft projects that are sure to make your fiesta stand out without breaking the bank. Get creative, have fun and don’t forget an unforgettable DIY keepsake will have your guests talking about your gathering long after it’s ended!

Let’s talk! Which of the three toilet paper roll projects do you like best? Or, if you have another fantastic idea for toilet paper rolls let us know in a comment!

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Carolyn G June 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

These are super cute and easy ideas! I love the Party Poppers. Great for any holiday party!

2 Migdalia Rivera June 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Carolyn The poppers are great for the 4th of July! Kids would love the noise and toys, and they are much safer than fireworks.

3 Lourdes Colon June 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Loved loved loved the video. Didn’t know you could recycle the toilet paper roll so elegantly. I am so trying your ideas. Thank you.xoxo

4 Migdalia Rivera June 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm

@Lourdes Thank you! It looks even better in real life and the poppers are great for kids (adults too!).

5 Karen June 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Seems like such a breeze to get crafty with these toilet paper rolls DIY ideas…

6 Claudya Martinez June 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Great ideas! Super easy too.
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7 Migdalia Rivera June 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Karen It is! And its so much fun and way cheaper thn actually purchasing them. Great incentive!

8 Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Those party poppers are awesome. I might make some for my boys birthday party.
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9 Jessica June 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I love the party popper idea! Those would be SO much fun for birthdays and holidays especially 4th Of July next week. You can really make them for any holiday!
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10 Laura June 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I have made pillow boxes out of an 8×11 cardstock paper and although it turned out great, it was time consuming. I bet the toilet paper rolls would make it significantly easier.
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11 Lori June 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Such cute ideas! I have a whole drawer full of paper towel tubes just waiting to be used for crafts.
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12 Liz Mays June 27, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I especially love those pillow boxes, but the party poppers are just plain fun. I love how open ended the designs can be on these.
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13 Liz Mays June 27, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Oh by the way, I just bought a huge multi-pack of Charmin so guess what I’ll be using all the empty rolls for….
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14 Chrystal @ YUM eating June 27, 2014 at 8:46 pm

I know a lot of people are going to love being able to make these themselves and save some money.
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15 veronica June 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Great way to get crafty. I love really fun crafts like this. Who knew Charmin had those uses too :-)
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16 Jaime June 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

These are really cute and creative. There are so many uses for empty toilet paper rolls!
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17 Anne (@notasupermom) June 27, 2014 at 10:18 pm

I love the poppers! They remind me of English Christmas crackers, so they;d be fun to make in December for that season too.
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18 Kay Adeola June 28, 2014 at 4:23 am

These are really cute ideas,And a cheap way to make them too.Have not seen the Charmin brand here.
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19 brett June 28, 2014 at 6:43 am

Toilet paper roll crafts can be so much fun!! I want to try the poppers first
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20 Rosey June 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

I love the poppers. They sell these everywhere in London and we always bring some home!

21 Bekki June 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

Charmin is the ONLY brand we use in our house! I save money in other areas… not on toilet paper! Charmin is really affordable anyway and you don’t end up with a mess when you wipe! Just being real here!! LOL
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22 Amber Conaway June 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

These sound like some great ideas! I LOVE Charmin’s toilet paper, so we have plenty of rolls to use cause I always keep them in stock lol

23 Trisha June 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

These are GREAT DIY projects! I bet I could get my kids to help make these too.
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24 valmg @ Mom Knows It All June 28, 2014 at 11:50 am

Wow! Those napkin rings are a great way to reuse toilet paper rolls!
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25 Jenn @ The Rebel Chick June 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

Those are all great ideas on how to recycle my Charmin toilet paper rolls!
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26 Shell June 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

What a smart way to upcycle the toilet paper rolls. We are Charmin fans in my house.
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27 Beth@FrugalFroggie June 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Those are such cute ideas for toilet paper rolls. If I were more creative, I would definitely make those.
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28 Kiwi June 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Anything with a creative DIY has my heart. This was so adorable I love the pillow boxes and party poppers!
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29 Tess June 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I love all these diys! Great idea for a party!
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30 Angela S June 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Now I know what to do with all those Charmin tubes! We have a couple of birthday parties coming up, so this is perfect.

31 Debbie Denny June 28, 2014 at 5:39 pm

These are all awesome ideas. Just love the party popper. That is neat.
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32 Virginia @thatbaldchick June 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

The DIY party poppers are super cute. I can’t wait to make some.
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33 Susanna @Zealous Mom June 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm

These are such cute little ideas. I may use this for the next party I create favors for.

34 Amanda June 28, 2014 at 9:59 pm

These are adorable! Perfect for kids and you could find some fun favors for adults too! Love it!
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35 Michelle Christopher June 29, 2014 at 9:14 am

I love the re-purposing of the toilet paper rolls and they are so creative. I love the little pillow boxes. They are perfect for small gifts.
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36 krystalskitsch June 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

Wow – those party poppers are SO cute! We always buy Christmas cracker things that are similar, but I’d love to make my own!
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37 Daphne Channel June 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I love the pillow boxes, I am so let someone else do it girl when it comes to party favors,but this seems simple enough especially since I can use Charmin toliet paper rolls I have at home. We got through a lot of TP over here, lol

38 Danielle @ We Have It All June 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

We’ve done so many different crafts with toilet paper rolls but I never thought to do these things! They are all so pretty too!

39 Carly Bellard June 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm

I have a feeling that if i tried these- I would surely have a #pinfail moment! You made them look so perfect! We always buy the Charmin in bulk- so we should have plenty of supplies!
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40 Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest June 30, 2014 at 12:19 am

I didn’t really know what pillow boxes were until I started receiving them in my Birchbox, it’s where they put their smaller samples. Now I love receiving things in pillow boxes!
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41 Lauren June 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

Such fun ways to use Charmin Toilet paper rolls! I love those party poppers!

42 Christie June 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

I love these ideas! I normally use for crafting with the kids, but I’ll need to save for favors!
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43 Jessica (Savory Experiments) June 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Such a great idea for up-cycling! These are really too cute.
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44 Sili July 1, 2014 at 11:29 am

OhEmGee! I am saving ALL my paper rolls for the girl’s birthday bash in November. I LOVE these ideas! Migdalia, how would you like to help me?! So creative. Thank you for sharing!
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45 Lisa July 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Omg! They’re all awesome but my fave are the pillow boxes! How easy-peasy!
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46 Christina S July 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

We love using our Charmin rolls for crafts when all the TP is gone! I really like the napkin rings!
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