Sunday, August 4, 2013

Delicious Little Gift Boxes

Look: tiny little gift or presentation boxes!



Aren't they the sweetest?  Made from those powdered drink mix containers from the grocery store:



I already 'splained a way to use the body of the container to make these cuff bracelets...


Now how about turning the rest of the container into a teeny, embellishable gift box?



For the super simple DIY, read on...



Step one.  Cut the end off the container about an inch from the bottom, like so...



Pop the lid back onto your newly-short-n-stumpy container, and voila!  A sexy little box, of a cuteness most extraordinary.



Er, well, jeesh.  That's the whole tutorial.  Now it's up to you to play - with glue, string, buttons, fleurs, what-have-you!  Go on with your bad self, and embellish your box in any one of ten gazillion ways.



Let me demonstrate just one.










By the way, these little darlings are beautifully stackable - what a nice bonus!



That's about the size of it.  Let me know what you think...

Hope you all are carpe-ing every diem of this lovely month, as summer begins its long, slow descent into autumn.  Savor it, my dears!   It's going fast.


26 comments:

  1. Love them as always....you are the best...so glad to found you blog and know you. You are my blessing!

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  2. que cajitas tan hermosas, me encantan!!!!!
    como siempre tienes unas ideas geniales!!!!

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  3. You are so clever! You know I can't resist a good project made from trash! I love these and now I'm going to be annoying all of my friends by asking them to save their containers for me. The embellished ones are so cute and I'm thinking I could stash some small craft supplies in plain ones. Love this project girl!

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  4. These are so cool! I am going to get my MIL to save these for me since I don't drink Crystal Light. It would be a nice box to keep beads in or for gift giving. Thanks Michelle, you are so clever!

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  5. indeed cuteness extraordinary :)

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  6. Sweetness - you know how I love containers...

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  7. Very creative and "green" craft - love it!!!!

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  8. Super-Super-duper-duperest idea! I am always in need of gift containers and these would be just so perfect!! I am amazed by the tinkering that goes on in that head of yours. Thank you! Jayne

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  9. Very neat Michelle! such a simple idea, and the embellishing possibilities are endless!! :)

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  10. Great idea! Never thought to cut them. I save them and use them to store various craft items. The are a great storage box for crochet hooks!

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  11. Cute and oh so very clever of you. These would be looking so cute in graduated sizes. Thanks for sharing another fab idea.

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  12. Thank you for sharing all of your clever ideas. You never cease to amaze.

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  13. Had a hard time cutting it straight. Any suggestions? Love the idea though. Just threw away about ten of them last week. Darn!!

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    1. Hi, Donna! I noticed that there's a natural manufacturing line in the plastic, about an inch up from the bottom, so I try to cut along it. It's faint, though, so I don't always get it straight. I just snip away at the high side until it's approximately even - but it doesn't really have to be perfect. You could also draw a guide line before you cut...good luck!

      Mich

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  14. These are just so cute! I always have those containers and now I have a fun use for them. Thank you!

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  15. try using some of the new scissors with decorative edges. They have scalloped, sigzag, and other shaped edges that do all the fancy work for you!

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  16. Hi there Mich, so excited to meet you on Jills awesome social media blog hop. This is such a beautifully creative recycled project. I always get hung up on disguising completely the original source but these boxes are so simple yet i had no idea what they were made of.
    Emma at Ruby Murrays Musings

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    1. Hi, Emma! Thanks for introducing yourself and the sweeeet comment! I know what you mean, sometimes my first instinct to sparkle and disguise is not exactly what the repurposed item truly needs. So happy you liked this one!

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  17. What a lovely idea, these look so pretty and creative. Do please join me for #Trash2Treasure my upcycling linky. I have a new link up out on Monday

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  18. Great idea - I love them. Wondering if I an source containers like these in the UK to upcycle:)!

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    1. Thanks so much, Vicky! I bet you can adapt lots of containers for this little craft - hope you try it!

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  19. Containers are so expensive to buy on their own. This is just so clever!

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