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December 28, 2012

Recycling Gift Boxes....

Hello, everyone! Jeannie here from Nonnasscraps. I am so excited to be visiting here today! Thanks for the chance to share.

I have one of those bracelets that can have beads added over time. Each bead comes in it's own box. What that means is that I have a lot of boxes! But this Christmas, these boxes took on a new life....

It is a sturdy little box. The black band attaches to the back with a magnet, that keeping the box closed. It is just about gift card size and perfect for the small square iTunes cards.

A box
Lettering Delights papers: Bavarian Christmas
Cut as follows:
1 mat to fit the top of the box (4 x 3")
1  paper 1/4" smaller than the box top: (2.25 x 3.75")
1 oval mat: (3 x 1.75")
1 oval 1/4" small than mat: (2.75 x 1.5")
1 figure: Father Christmas (2.7" tall---to fit oval)
Small mat oval for tag: (1.5 x 1")
Small oval for name: (1 1/3 x .75")
assorted glues
Stickles in assorted colors
  • Unlatch the band from the box. This leaves the top of the box a clean pallette.
  • Layer the cuts as indicated in the photo: 



  • Add embellishments as desired



Love these! The young women that received cards in these boxes were as thrilled with the boxes as they were with the gift cards! Don't throw away those left over boxes---recycle them to something better!

Happy New Year!




5 comments :

Karon said...

These are absolutely fabulous and such a wonderful way to reuse something. Thank for sharing your amazing gift idea. Have a great weekend.

Pam said...

What a great recycling project. This turned out so great. TFS. Wishing you a Happy New Year

Michelle said...

These are beautiful Jeannie - I love recycling gift boxes, thanks for the inspiration.

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous boxes!! These are perfect for gift card giving!!

Lori said...

Super idea! Thank you for the instructions. They are lovely gifts.

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