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.

Carrot Gift Box

Carrot Gift Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Craft an easy to make carrot gift box. It’s a fun way to wrap a few candies, or a bit of cash, or other small gift. Let your kids leave something in one for the Easter Bunny, and maybe he’ll leave a small gift or note for them. Carrot Gift Boxes are […]

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Recycle your Christmas cards into a colorful box that can store Christmas ornaments, hide gifts, or hold baked goodies. Create an easy whip stitched Christmas card box quickly and easily. Kids can make it, too. If you don’t have enough cards to make boxes, buy an inexpensive box of cards at the […]

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 […]

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. After I mailed all my Christmas cards, I had the empty card box with a nice picture of a snowman on the top. And it was just the size I needed for a small gift box. It also had ads on the sides and top. Rather than toss it, I decided to […]

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 […]

Camo Wrapping Paper

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By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to make your own camo wrapping paper – and recycle as well. Save the crumpled brown paper that is packed in boxes you’ve had shipped to you. Use green and black paints to create camouflage wrapping paper. Notice that you can barely see the twine bow. That’s because […]

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 […]

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