Friday, October 21, 2011

Pringles Tube to Rotatable Layered Storage Box

Hi! Yup, it's another upcycled project from the stuff most people will throw into the trash can. Recently I saw a lovely project done by my blog friend - Creative Mind

Inspired by Khadija's project, I created this rotatable layered storage box.

Interested?  Well, then scroll down for the step by step instruction...
Step 1 - Cut the tube into layers.
I have mine in 3cm, 3.5cm, 4cm, 5cm and the bottom is about 6cm

Step 2 -  Make a base for each rings (except the bottom one) out of cardboard.

 Step 3 - Glue the base on all the ring.
and wrap them with any paper as you wish.
I used some pages from the old yellow page.

Step 4 - Cut straws according to the height of each layer.

Step 5 - Wrap the straw with the same wrapper and glue it 
onto the layer.

Step 6 - Use a chopstick...balloon stick..I used a part of a broken hanger here
and slide it into all the little straw tube you have glue onto the side of the tube.
There you have it!  A rotatable layered storage box...

Step 7 - Decorate as you prefer.
I cut of some brown paper for labeling purpose...
but yet to decide should I use it as a jewellery box or for my sewing stuffs...
What do you think?  How would you make use of this layered box?

Happy Trying!


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  1. Great job! I love this idea! It would make a perfect jewelry/ treasure box for my little girls for Christmas. Thanks for sharing! Love it! Kristy from

  2. Get outta town! I Never would have known that it was a pringles can if you hadn't posted the tutorial. You have so many creative and wonderful ideas for making something out of nothing!

  3. I really enjoy its rotatable version :) thanks for being Inspired :) I will feature this post in my "Inspired by Creative Mind" series very soon!
    Have Fun *(*

  4. Brilliant! Good excuse to buy pringles I'd say!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. This is awesome! Such a great idea.. and I just love the look of the paper you chose.

  6. Fantastic - my bestest friend needs somewhere to store her bangles and I've been tinkering with ideas on how to use a Pringles tube! Now you show me this... thank you so much, you have saved me a load of trial and error :-)

  7. Awesome upcycle! Thanks for sharing this with us:)

  8. This would be great for sharing Christmas cookies with friends and family! I love it!

  9. This is so creative. I have used Pringle tubes as Christmas Candle holders, with a small glass candle holder sitting in the top of a smaller Pringle's tube, after decorating the tube with Christmas wrapping paper and embellishments.Just loved your idea though.

  10. How cool is that? What a great way to recycle! I'd love for you to come link up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at


  11. Well that is just so very clever! What a lovely way to re-use a Pringle's Tube (And I definitely have some of these stashed away somewhere...). Way to go Mei Jo!

  12. What an awesome idea and a great way to recycle. Will definitely be trying this after I get some pringles first!

  13. I love it, thank you! I use your idea to make my niece birthday present :) You can see it here:
    I also have a running giveaway, if you like to join
    best nicoletta

  14. What a lovely idea! It's a good reason to eat more potato chips. :P

    I will post your project on my FB page.

    Ah, nice blog, by the way!

  15. This is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. What a Great Idea!!!

    My daughter would love one of these! Thanks so much for sharing the step by step. and you covered it in phone book pages! Now that is recycling!

  16. This is a really neat idea! A great way to recycle too (^_^)

  17. very interesting tutorial !! thanks for sharing, I will probably use it !

  18. great idea ! thanks for sharing ! I will probably use your tutorial, I love the idea !

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    1. Dear, in've create the little tube and stick it onto the outside ring of the Pringles tube...right. now in just need some long stick or skewer to hold those little tubes together so that the Pringles tube can be rotate. If you still miss patient...another easier version of tutorial is coming right up...check up my latest post later!

  20. This is a great idea. It looks so good and it is useful! Thanks for sharing.

  21. I have been looking for DIY websites and yours is one of the best. I was thinking of what to do with my Pringles' container as well. Now I got the idea!

  22. Love it. So simple and innovative.


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