Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Boxes To "Bags"!

We saw this great idea on Blah To Tada and thought it fit our goal to shun commercial gift wrap quite nicely!

We started with a few empty boxes that were headed to the recycling bin.








We then cut off their top flaps and covered them in papers (one was covered with a grocery bag, one with an old envelope, and one with a sheet of computer paper - but we also think that fabric would be cute, too!). After that you can pretty much decorate them however you'd like! Then, using a hole punch, make holes in the sides and tie on ribbon for handles.

It is a great way to recycle and we think it's pretty fun!
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5 comments:

  1. Hi there Rebecca & Maggie! Great job on the blah to Tada transformation! You really personalized your packages...great idea for Christmas, too =) Thanks for the shout-out to my blog...appreciate it very much. Have a great day!

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  2. Very cool ideas!! Can't wait to do this ....oh wow....the possiblities

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  3. What a great idea. I just spent part of my evening tearing up old cracker boxes and the like... next time, I'm gonna TOTALLY do this.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love this idea! I am going to try it, thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Really good thinking. What did you use for the tissue paper inside?

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