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 see if I couldn’t salvage it and use it a bit more.
I used duct tape for this project, but paper or card stock can be used instead.
I did this as a really quick project, although one could spend more effort on it to make it fancier.
You could do this with any greeting card box.
Empty Box that Held Christmas Cards
Duct Tape in a Coordinating Color
How to Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box.
All I needed to do was cover the ads on the box.
1. Cut or tear duct tape large enough to cover the ad on the box top.
Place the duct tape over the ad.
2. Punch a snowflake to cover the ad part that hangs over the picture.
Attach the snowflake.
Add another snowflake to help break up the large green expanse on the box top.
3. Cut duct tape large enough to cover the ads on each side of the box.
Apply the duct tape to the sides.
You really don’t need a bow to use your finished box.
More ways to make gift boxes from Christmas card boxes.
Use card stock instead of duct tape, and use glue or double sided tape to cover the ads.
If using paper or card stock, you could cut a nice oval to cover the ads. Duct tape is tricky to cut into shapes.
This was just the inspiration I needed. I have a bunch of boxes from my BirchBox subscription that are perfect for this. I can think of lots of stuff to put in them for little hostess gifts. Great post…thanks!
The Martini Diva says
Visiting from The Holiday Linkup!
What a great idea! Bugs me now that I threw out all the boxes from before, lol.
Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance says
Hi Noreen, I’m popping over from What To Do Weekends, I’ll be co-hosting with Linda, there. I love your imagination, here! Wonderful idea!
Thanks for sharing,
Well now I feel so much better for keeping boxes, ribbons, you name it that’s left without a use until I think of something or see it on blog land. Thanks so much bloggers as eventually I’ll see a use for left overs. Hubs rants about my “junk” everywhere. Only when I’m in creating mode, mostly heavy during holidays. I work at our kitchen island and the kitchen counters and on the couch and …wherever. Poor thing married to a rabid crafter, lol. There are worse things aren’t there? Heavens I hope so.
Happy weekend and enjoy the season. Love your blog.