Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun Little boxes

First off I would like to thank all those that commented on my last post I really appreciate all the thoughtful ideas you all gave me! The wheels in my head are turning now and I can get started on my dad's bag, so Thank You, Thank You!!!




A couple of my boy's went to football camp this morning and they had bought them snacks to take, meals are provided. They however dumped all their snacks into a bag and left the trash empty boxes on the table for me. So my creative side was actually thiinking and I thought I could make little treat boxes that I could give people and not just throw away the boxes.


I googled free box templated and I can't remember wich one I used for sure but it was either this one or one similar to it go Here for the template.




These are what I made, I still have some boxes leftover to make more too.




This one I just spray painted white and then added a scrap piece of scrapbook paper to the front made a little tag out of the same scraps and wrapped hemp cord that I got at Dollar Tree around and around then tied on a burnt flower I had made.



This one I spray painted red and then a little mist of white on top. Cut out another piece of the box out with decorative scissors and drew on stitch lines with a marker. Tied some hemp cord around it , and glued on the decorative chipboard. . Then I just glued a small piece of coordinating paper on top and made a paper flower and glued on.



This one I spray painted a light green and lightly misted on some black. Made a tag from coordinating scraps of scrapbook paper. I wrapped and tied hemp on this one also, and glued a small flower. I glued a piece of scrapbook on top of this.


This was a fun and easy way to use up some trash and make it into something useful!!! I will be making more If you make any let me know.

Oh and on a side note I made a twitter account if any one is interested in following me there. I still need to figure it out! ;)

Hope you all are having a great Monday!!!

15 comments:

Imperfect Momma said...

this is such a cute idea im all about making something from nothing!! i featured you on my blog!

Meghan said...

What a great idea!

Jami said...

These are amazing! I hope you'll stop by my Pretty Packages Party and share them!
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com
smiles!

Brandy said...

What a great way to recycle. I love it!!

GWENDOLYN said...

Awsome and charming job at recycling used boxes. I am inspired to make one too.
Blessings~
Gwen:)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a great idea! Just do a bunch at a time and pick and choose when I need one. I just might. Thank you!

Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Kristina said...

Love it! Great idea!! I need to try that!

Denise Marie said...

Way to go girlie!! We sure go thru a bunch of cereal boxes...I need to freecycle them.

Robin said...

Great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled8

Mrs A. said...

Great Idea. I'm always on the lookout for new ways of reusing old boxes so will definetly give this a try.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

OMG! These are GREAT! Nice to have you join us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Staci J said...

those are darling little boxes!! BTW, thanks for stopping by my lil ol blog today, and thanks so much for your vote:)

Erin said...

How very clever! We have tons of boxes each week that I have to just toss out (recycle.) This is so much cooler! It'll be perfect for Christmas. I just need to start making them now =o)

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Robin said...

Thank you so much for linking up. I am having a Stash-Busting September party. Check the blog for details soon...

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site memakingdo.blogspot.com
Is this possible?

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