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. 

SHARE 11 comments

Add your comment

  1. How cute! I would never have guessed that the lid would fit down inside that can! Sweet idea!

  2. How neat that the lid fits so perfectly! I could keep seashells in one! Great idea! Hugs!

  3. Too clever!! I wouldn't have ever thought of that, and all your ways to give it pizazz are perfect! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest!

  4. What an adorable little repurpose, love the color combo!

  5. Lovely work, I wouldn't have spotted that the lid from the ice cream would fit that can.

  6. What a great idea Julie! I especially love the one with the burlap and twine - who wouldn't want to unwrap that?! Thanks for sharing your talents on Best of the Nest!

  7. I love this idea! I have small containers used for almonds and now I know just what to do with them! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Very cute! I came from the pin party, pinned!

  9. What a cute upcycle idea! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

  10. This is so cute! I have never heard of that ice cream, but I love the packaging as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Pinned.

  11. Absolutely adorable and so affordable!! Thanks for sharing this great idea!



© love my simple home · THEME BY WATDESIGNEXPRESS