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


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


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


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


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 […]

Greeting Card Gift Boxes

Crafty Journal - Card Gift Boxes

By Noreen Doll. Recycle used cards into greeting card gift boxes. This is a great way to reuse your cards and make clever gift boxes at the same time. You can’t make really large boxes because the cards aren’t large enough, but these boxes would be a perfect place for many small gifts. Because the […]

Note Card Box

Toddler Note Card Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Make a note card box for your homemade note cards or stationery. A note card box is simple to make. You just cut, score and fold and your box is done. In fact, you can make a simple box like this of almost any size to fit anything your need a box […]

Map Covered Gift Box


by Noreen Doll. A map covered gift box is easy to make, and a great recycling idea. Recently we were replacing an old road atlas with a current one. I didn’t want to dispose of the old atlas as I have seen lots of crafts I really like that use maps. About the same time […]

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