I have been experimenting of how to make a sturdy tube box packaging to store the Kanzashi Christmas Tree. The box must be strong enough to be able to withstand all the rough handling during shipping and reach the winners’ hands in good condition.
I used cardboard, folded 2 layers, no, not strong enough!
I used a thick cardboard, no, I couldn’t fold it in round!
I shopped around but all I saw were rectangle boxes and they are rather huge for the small tree I made, which means I have to include more bubble pack in the package, no no I don’t want that either!
I want it to be light weight yet strong….. I was grumbling to my technical staff about it during a casual talk while they were having their tea break. The chief showed me a UPVC pipe and said: “Use this!”. Yes, it is the perfect material that I want, why I never thought of it!!! More brains is always better than one 😀 as long as we are not the cooks and won’t spoil the soup lol!!!
Remark- UPVC pipe / white pipe (mainly use as rain water down pipe from roof) with large diameter has thinner wall compare to normal PVC pipe (grey color), hence the weight is lighter.
Like many Chinese, I love tea, and I have some nice small tube boxes that store tea leaves. So, I stole its idea to make this box.
Not only can the tube box be used for storage, if you change the dimensions a little, it could turn out to be your treat box during festive season. Just add some seasonal decorations on it 🙂