St. Patty's Day Paper Tube Gift Pouch

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Create a festive pouch from a cardboard tube to hold a small gift or treats for St. Patty's Day.

Approximate Time: About 45 minutes



  • 6 inch cardboard tube
  • 2 colors of scrapbook paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • green craft foam
  • ribbon


  1. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to cover the cardboard tube (6 x 6 inches).
  2. First piece of scrapbook paper and tube.

  3. Run a bead of glue down the tube and attach the scrapbook paper. Roll paper around tube, overlap, and glue in place.
  4. Applying glue to tube.
    Rolling paper onto tube.

  5. Press down on tube to flatten slightly, making sure the paper seam is centered on one side.
  6. Flattening tube.


  7. Cut a second piece of coordinating paper that is slightly smaller than the first piece (about 4 x 6 inches). Run a bead of glue along one edge of the paper and center it on one side of the tube. Wrap it around the tube and glue the other edge down.
  8. Second piece of paper added.

  9. Cut a shamrock from green craft foam and glue onto the center of one side of the tube.
  10. Shamrock attached.

  11. Use scissors to cut each end of the tube so that it is rounded.
  12. Rounded ends.


  13. Fold the rounded edges down to create flaps on each end of the tube. Insert a small gift or candies and fold down flaps on each end.
  14. How to fold ends.

  15. Tie a ribbon around the tube lengthwise to hold down the flaps and tie the ribbon into a small bow to one side of the shamrock.
  16. Finished gift tube.

    By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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