Monday, December 28, 2009

Reuse Christmas Packaging

Christmas brings lots of presents and gifts, but it also brings lots of cute boxes, pails and other packaging that you can turn into a gift or decoration. My mother in law got this super cute pail filled with hot chocolate. The second that I saw it, I knew that it could be turned into something adorable. So luckily I got the pail and the fun began.

This is what the pail looked like.

Putting on a little bit of paper and ribbon, I have now transformed it into a little bank for my baby.
I might cut a little slot in the lid so he can just put money in it. I haven't decided yet, but until then he just can just open the lid and put money in.

If you like this idea, I have seen several clear pails at craft/scrapbook stores for around $3. I'm using it for a bank for my boy but it could be a cute storage container. I've used them in my bathroom as a cotton ball or q-tip holders, I have even just filled it up with kisses and given it as a gift.

Now go through all of the packages that your presents came in and see what you can do with them. A little paper and ribbon can go a long way!


The DIY Show Off


Its So Very Cheri said...

What a great idea. It came out darling. Thanks for posting to the party.

kado! said...

cute! it turned out great!

stopping by from Tip Junkie!

jillybee123 said...

You have some wonderful projects. Why didn't I find you before I did my mile long list of quilts to complete. Looking for scrapbook paper crafts...trying too get rid of the stack. Its going very slow.

Laurie said...

Fabulous!! Way to make it over to something even more beautiful. Thank you so much for linking it to Tip Junkie. You rock!

Denise Marie said...

It's hard to believe what peeps can throw out isn't it? great job.