Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Gift Box from a Cereal Box

Here is one of the Ultimate Recycling Projects! We all need and use gift boxes but hate to spend that extra cash on such a little part of  the gift ... we'll heres the perfect remedy! Not only does it save you that spare cash, but you lighten your recycling load in the process...

You'll need some very basic tools:
-Hot Glue Gun, and glue of course
- Scissors
and of course a Cereal Box!
Step 1: Cut and Flatten the box
Cut the box down the middle. I like to cut down the side that doesn't have the tab on it.

Step 2: First fold
Fold the box in half.

All of the folds don't have to be exact.
Step 3: Second fold and make some cuts
Fold the bottom half in half.

At the bottom of the box, cut up to this fold on the right and left.

From the top of the box, cut down to the first fold on the right and left.
Step 4 : Third fold
Fold only the middle section of the top half in half.

Step 5: Cut away what you don\
Cut the box so it looks like the picture below. The cuts don't have to be exact.

Step 6: Glue down the front flap
Flip the box over. Use hot glue to secure the front flap down

Step 7: Glue down the sides
Use hot glue to secure the side flaps.

Step 8: Glue the back
Use hot glue to glue the back flaps.

Step 9: Done gluing

Check the piece. The box should look like this when you're done gluing.

Step 10: Fold the lid
Reverse the existing fold to form the lid.

Step 11: Finish the Box
 and Voila your done! .. at this point you can stamp it to add a little personal touch or just wrap it in ribbons and lace and call it a day !

Good Luck!!


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