Friday, December 28, 2012

Recycling Gift boxes....

Hello, everyone! I am posting here, but I am also the guest designer at BugBytes today. Come on over and visit for awhile!

I have one of those bracelets that can have beads added over time. What that means is that I have a lot of boxes! But this Christmas, these boxes took on a new life....

It is a sturdy little box. The black band attaches to the back with a magnet, that keeping the box closed. It is just about gift card size and perfect for the small square iTunes cards.

A box
Lettering Delights papers: Bavarian Christmas
Cut as follows:
1 mat to fit the top of the box (4 x 3")
1  paper 1/4" smaller than the box top: (2.25 x 3.75")
1 oval mat: (3 x 1.75")
1 oval 1/4" small than mat: (2.75 x 1.5")
1 figure: Father Christmas (2.7" tall---to fit oval)
Small mat oval for tag: (1.5 x 1")
Small oval for name: (1 1/3 x .75")
assorted glues
Stickles in assorted colors
  • Unlatch the band from the box. This leaves the top of the box a clean pallette.
  • Layer the cuts as indicated in the photo: 

  • Add embellishments as desired

Love these! The young women that received cards in these boxes were as thrilled with the boxes as they were with the gift cards! Don't throw away those left over boxes---recycle them to something better!

Happy New Year!


  1. Really love the reuse of these boxes Jeannie. They look awesome and now wonder they all loved their gifts - they are fabulous. TFS

  2. Where can I find the Father Christmas cuts? These are beautiful!

  3. What a great recycling project. This turned out so great. TFS. Wishing you a Happy New Year

  4. Great idea to recycle and repurpose keepsakes. Gorgeous boxes.