Sunday, February 14, 2010

Easy Recycled Handmade Gift box

I have always looked for ways to recycle cardboard (I just hate to throw it away)! Then one day I received a free sample matchbook notepad from Alice's Piping Hot Papers (see
which gave me an idea!

I had been looking for a way to make a quick and easy gift box for my shawl pins that would both protect when mailing and also be a cute way of packing. I decided to use cardboard from a cereal box because it is strong but still easily bent. I covered it with my painted paper and then cut to size, folded and viola, I had a very simple but sturdy gift box!

The matchbook gift box is three simple folds and I made mine to fit my shawl pins (about 3 x 4 inches) but could be made a bit smaller or larger to adjust to your jewelry products or small gift ideas!