Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recycled Cereal Box

Who says you can't make a gift box/bag out of things you have in your home?  I found this great idea right here and this is my take on it...

I am loving this idea!  How many cereal boxes and other boxes go into my recycling box on a weekly basis?  Not any more!!  I started with a cereal box and carefully took it apart and cut it down to about 5" tall.  I covered it with DP (Ornaments on Black by The Paper Company) and then glued the box back together with Scor Tape.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to make a border around the top with red cardstock.  I used my Crop-a-dile and some black eyelets ( long has it been since I have used eyelets?) to make holes in the front and back for the ribbon. 

Of course, no gift bag is complete without a tag.  Using the same materials I made a gift tag and added some silver pearls and a sentiment (Stampabilities, Merry Christmas Always) on a banner flag.  A big black button finished off the top of the ribbon on the tag.  I can't believe how sturdy this gift bag/box is.  I just need to get some black tissue paper and I am ready to use it for a Christmas gift.  I will definitely be making more of these.

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Lorie said...

Oh, wow! That is lovely!

Thea said...

Yet another great idea. You ladies are so inspiring!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a FANTASTIC idea!!!! LOVE THIS!!!

Rae Anne said...

Pat, this is so clever - I'm just in awe!!! What a great idea, and so gorgeous too! MWAH!

Wendy Colledge said...

Thank you for sharing the very clever link too ;o)
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles

Joanne said...

I love this! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Mami Doodles said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Jamie B said...

LOVE this gift bag!! It's hard to believe it was a cereal box! I hope that it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature it in a cereal box crafts round-up I just finished.. You can see it here:

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