Patriotic Mini Gift Box

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Make a fun and easy patriotic mini gift box for 4th of July favors. Fill it with Snaps for the kids, or small toys or candy. And it can be used for adult prizes, too. Since the boxes are so quick and easy, round up the family a day or two ahead […]

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create a Valentine holder from a cereal box. Because it has handles, it’s very useful for carrying Valentines to and from school, and for storing them at home. It could also be a sturdy gift box, that can be reused many times. I used a cereal box that was about 8 inches […]

Small Gift Box

Crafty Journal - Small Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

Make a Cube Shape Box from a Cracker Box

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By Noreen Doll. Create a cube shape box from a cracker box or cereal box. Here’s an easy way to do that – and an easy way to make multiple boxes quickly! I needed 18 cube shape boxes to put this Santa bell ornament in to give as gifts, and I didn’t want to spend […]

How to Gift Wrap a Box

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By Noreen Doll. Learn how to gift wrap a box. It’s really quite easy. Unroll your wrapping paper enough to cut a piece that will overlap by a few inches when you wrap it around the box. To make sure you have enough paper for the ends, add the height of one end plus 4 […]

Recycle Christmas Cards

As soon as Christmas is over we try to find new ways to recycle Christmas cards. Every year we send out dozens (or more) of Christmas cards and receive dozens in return. The cards are too beautiful, and often too costly, to just throw in the trash. So we look for ways to reuse them. […]

Gift Wrap with Recycled Christmas Cards

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Gift wrap with recycled Christmas cards to use up more of your collection of cards. If you’ve been saving Christmas cards for several years while trying to think of ways to use them, here are some creative ways to recycle them into wrapping presents. Give some of these great gift wrap with recycled Christmas cards […]

Gift Wrap Boxes

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by Noreen Doll. You can buy gift wrap boxes, but they are very quick to make once you learn the easy methods. Save all your cereal, cracker, and other boxes to turn into gift boxes. After the gift box is used and the gift is removed, it can be recycled. Map Covered Gift Box Tutorial […]

Homemade Gift Boxes

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by Noreen Doll. Not only is it less expensive to make your own homemade gift boxes, you often create much nicer ones. If I’m going to wrap paper around a box, then I like to recycle a cereal or cracker box, or a shoe box. After the gift giving occasion, the boxes can be put […]

Decoupaged Christmas Card Box

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by Noreen Doll. A decoupaged Christmas card box is a wonderful, colorful way to use your old Christmas cards while creating a recycled and reusable gift box. By decoupaging, you can use as large a box as you like, and you’re not limited to a box the size of one Christmas card. Your kids can […]

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