Upcycled Gift Box Ideas

by Julie Nichols, April 28, 2014
-Hello Friends-

Today I am sharing a simple project on how to creatively reuse items from your kitchen to make a unique gift box. 

My inspiration for this project came from an ice cream container and a can of tuna fish.

I  love the packaging on this container of yummy ice cream!  

I took the label off the can of tuna (FYI .... clean the can by soaking it overnight in Clorox) 
This completely eliminates any fishy smell.

Now you have one lid and one can

The lid fits perfectly inside the can


My three simple ideas that anyone can do:

Tie tulle around the can, make a bow and glue a button on the bow.  
This would make a nice Mother's Day gift; perhaps holding a scented candle or sweet perfume

Wrap burlap around the can and tie a tag around the burlap using twine.  
This would make a great teacher appreciation gift with chocolates or cookies inside.

For a pop of color, I placed bright red numbers behind the twine.
Here is my inspiration for the numbers 

Tie a wide wired ribbon around the can and make a bow.  
This would make a great party favor with candy inside.

 I hope I inspired you to creatively reuse something in an unexpected way. 

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