09th Oct2013


Recycled Food Box Gift Bags

by Dinah Wulf

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Recycled Food Box Gift Bags, was originally written for my other blog that I had to bid farewell to because I had a difficult time maintaining two… what was I thinking??? But, I still wanted to share it, so here it is!

One of my daughter’s best friends was turning three and for her birthday she had a Hello Kitty themed party. Needless to say, my daughter picked out several cute Hello Kitty gifts for her friend. The one thing I hate spending money on is gift bags.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because I feel like you buy it for $5.00 and then it gets tossed in the trash hours later at the party.  So, I decided to make my own recycled food box gift bag.

Materials:

  • Old Food Box
  • Wrapping Paper or scrapbook paper or newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Hole Punch
  • Decorative craft tape

Instructions:

Here’s the box we used…a benefit of shopping in bulk… Any food box will work depending on the size of your gift.  This project is best for small gifts.

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I cut it to the size I needed for the gifts we bought.

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We wrapped it in brown paper.

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Next we used some decorative tape to embellish it.

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I punched a hole on each side and tied the ribbon through it.  It was sturdy enough to hold by the ribbon even with everything inside.

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We added one of my daughter’s foam stickers and a gift tag we made with some craft punches.

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It turned out great and I didn’t have to spend anything for a gift bag!  I already had everything handy in my craft room.  It only took about 10 minutes to make. The best part of it was that Mia and I did it together.

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Recycled Gift Bags DIY

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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