Rustic Basket

Rustic Basket from a Cardboard Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Today I have a tutorial for this Rustic Basket on the Bowdabra blog.   It’s easy to make, and is created from a recycled cardboard box.

Christmas Card Box into Gift Box – Idea #2

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box - Idea #2 by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I had 2 kinds of Christmas card boxes, one with a cardboard top and bottom, and one with a cardboard bottom and clear plastic top. These boxes are a nice size for smaller gifts, and I came up with some fun ideas for altering them. The all cardboard Christmas card gift box […]

Christmas Card Gift Jar

Crafty Journal - Christmas Card Gift Jar

By Noreen Doll. A Christmas card gift jar is a useful way to re-purpose Christmas cards. Use your old canning jars, or buy a bunch at the end of the summer when they are on clearance. You can also find them at yard sales or thrift stores. Canning jars can be used for so many […]

Make a Cube Shape Box from a Cracker Box


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 […]

Soda Bottle Gift Wrap


By Noreen Doll. A soda bottle gift wrap is a fun way to wrap gifts for kids or teens. I recently needed a way to wrap some money I was giving, and I wanted to make it interesting. I washed and rinsed a 12 ounce soda bottle, and made sure it was completely dry before […]

Camo Gift Bags


By Noreen Doll. Make some easy camo gift bags with brown grocery bags or even lunch bags. You could actually make several camouflage bags while you are doing them, and have them ready when you want one to wrap a gift. What You Need Brown Bag, either grocery or lunch size Black and Green Paint […]

Gift Wrap with Recycled Christmas Cards

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box by Crafty Journal

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 […]

Fabric Gift Wrap


by Noreen Doll. Use fabric gift wrap and recycle. People are realizing more and more that we can’t keep trashing the earth’s system by creating so much garbage. One way we can minimize our trash is by wrapping gifts in reusable cloth instead of paper. Gift bags are very easy to stitch, and you don’t […]

Package Mailing Wrap


by Noreen Doll. Would you like an easy way to make your own package mailing wrap? As we are mailing more and more things, and sending boxes becomes ever more expensive, padded envelopes have become a great alternative to boxes for mailing items. Collected below are several good ideas for preparing your own bubble wrap […]

Recycled Gift Wrap Ideas


by Noreen Doll. I love recycled gift wrap ideas. By reusing things to wrap presents, you can let your creativity go wild and end up with some really unique gift wraps. And they’re free! Some Items You Can Recycle Into Gift Wrapping. With a little thought, you can recycle almost anything into an interesting package. […]

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