{Little Firecracker} Tubes – Recycle Project!

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I love to recycle, repurpose, reuse stuff that would normally be thrown in the trash.  So, let me introduce you to my Little Firecracker Tubes made with paper towel tubes and scrapbook paper.  When closed on one end these tubes make the perfect pocket to fill with a yummy treat.  I think these snacks will be a big hit at my 4th of July table….
  • empty paper towel tubes cut in half
  • 4th of July themed scrapbook paper
  • ivory & red card stock
  • Stars cuttlebug folder
  • Wavy Circle EK success punch
  • 3″ scallop circle punch
  • Yankee Doodles by My Pink Stamper
  • inks – red, blue, brown, white
  • markers for coloring
  • crystal stickles to embellish stamped images
  • Scor Tape
  • Twizzlers candy
  • paper crimper
– I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of 4th of July scrapbook paper.  I made all 4 Little Firecracker tubes out of one sheet of 12 x 12.  I attached the paper to the tubes with adhesive.
– Punch 3″ circle out of ivory paper using 3″ scallop circle punch.  Ink edges with brown ink and dot scallops with navy blue marker.
– Punch wavy circle out of red paper using Wavy Circle punch.
– Emboss red circles using Stars embossing folder. Shade/ink with white ink.
Images – “Little Firecracker” and firecracker image found on Yankee Doodles by My Pink Stamper.  Color with markers (I used Copic markers).  Embellish with crystal stickles.
– Close one end of the tube with Scor Tape, tiny staples or other strong adhesive.  I used my paper crimper to add a bit of character to the end that’s shut.
Refer to picture for placement of images and attach to circles and then to tube.
– Fill with twizzlers candy or other treat of your choice.
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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  1. These are so cute!

  2. Such a cute idea!Lee-Ann 🙂

  3. What a fun idea!

  4. Great idea Tracy, your coloring on the rocket looks terrific!!

  5. OMG!!!!Tracy!!I love this!!!This is too cute!!My neighbors save ribbon,boxes,and before throwin anything out they always ask if I can do something with it..LOL…I love the idea of reusing stuff!I had to grab your blinkie button!!!

  6. Super cute, I really like what you did, love to recycling.


  7. So super cute Tracy!!!Very creative and so fun!!
    Sherrie K

  8. I’ve been collected tubes for weeks now, wondering how to use them! What a very cute idea! I could make the for Guy Fawkes (5th November in the UK!)

    I would love if you could pop by and share this over at The Purple Pumpkin Blog – I’m holding a patriotic link party and this would be a great addition!

  9. These are so adorable! Inspired me to do something similiar!


  10. How clever and cute! Great way to recycle and reuse!