Friday, December 10, 2010

Gift Boxes


I may never buy a gift bag or box again. I saw these Gift Baxes in the December issue of Family Fun magazine and just had to make a couple. They're made from cereal boxes and are super easy to put together. I love the idea! The only problem is finding a place to store them so I can use them again next year. I've only made two so far, but might make a few more.

Even so, these would make great gift boxes for birthdays and other occasions, too. All you do is cut the tabs off an empty cereal box and wrap it up like you would a present, tucking the top ends down and securing them with tape. Poke a few holes, add some ribbon, and it's done! What a great idea for those odd-shaped presents that are hard to wrap.

I had to laugh at Family Fun's directions, though. It says this project requires 2-3 hours. Well, maybe if you're making 50 boxes. Otherwise, it only takes a few minutes. What a great way to recycle cereal boxes AND your favorite wrapping paper.

8 comments:

  1. I like this idea. Thanks for sharing, Rena.

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  2. You are so darn crafty, Rena! What a cute idea!

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  3. Miss Rena now that is a totally adorable idea. Thanks for sharing it and one that I will use!

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  4. Rena, what a fabulous idea! Recycling cereal boxes. I can't wait to tell my mother. She'll go crazy.

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  5. this is a great idea! love coming here this time of year to check out all your crafts!

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  6. I saw this and did it, too! We travel with gifts, so these won't (hopefully) get as crumpled as a gift bag does.

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  7. I love this idea!

    Nancy

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