Recycled Gift Bags
Recycled Cardboard Boxes
Cord or Ribbon
Sticky tape or Craft glue
This project shows you how to recycle those cardboard boxes into something new.
They are perfect to have on hand for last minute gift packaging or a very inexpensive way to make throw away goody or trick or treat bags for parties or small christmas gifts.
Use funky wrapping paper to suit your occasion.
Take your selected box and cut off the top flaps as shown.
Wrap the box with gift wrapping and secure with sticky tape or use a thin layer of glue to secure the gift wrap to the box.
Make a gusset in the box by folding the edges. You can do this by pushing down onto the top half of the box.
Next use a hole punch to create 2 holes on each side of the box.
Thread through your ribbon or cord for handles. Make a knot on the inside to stop the cord slipping through.
And there you have a fun way to recycle those old boxes which is a great alternative to just putting them in the bin.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.