Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Altered Cracker Box

So the challenge presented was
"How to reuse cereal boxes"..I seen this idea a long time
ago on the internet and kept it in the back of my mind..
I didn't have an empty cereal box, but I ddi have an empty cracker box so forward I marched...

I popped it open at the seams

I slathered it in GLUE STICK (no bubbling)
and put scrapbooking paper on it and then took my handy dandy

brayer and rubbed the heck out of it...
I put the paper over the picture part of the box. I figured that way the inside of the "bag/box" would look nicer when presented as a gift...just a thought...I think the paper would stick better for durability on the nonpainted side tho..just depends on the glue you use too probably...anyways...

I even covered the flaps of the box that would normally "close" the box up at the top..then I tucked those pieces down..again..you could snip them off..I just did it for presentation and stability..your prefrence.

Then I just glued it all back together again (I used the glue gun so it would be a bit speedier..)

Then it was on to decorations..I just kept it super simple..kinda a trial run per-say..
Punched two holes on each side of the box...

This is the other side of the box..I rather like it plain quite better actually then I do the other side..

I made a quick to/from tag with the left over scraps

Inserted some ribbon for the handles (I should made them longer but..oops ole well...trial and error again..lol..)
Stuffed in some blue tissue and there you have it...an altered cracker box suitable for gift giving...
Now I am aware that this is pretty simple and not real fancy cute..but I just wanted to give it a try and it was something to do while watching HOARDERS...so quick and easy won...I'd love to see your altered boxes if you choose to make some!!!


  1. Such a cute idea! I think it turned out wonderfully. Where did the challenge come from? Inquiring minds want to know....lol.

  2. This is not just recycling...it is art!!!
    Very nice job and prompts me to try it!!

  3. Great idea, to stay green and please a friend!
    My hubby purchased me a box of 'Wheat Thin Stix', which is a unique shaped box. I told him, 'there must be something creative to use this for', when I pulled it out of our shopping bag. Well, NOW I know what to do with it! Thanks Shawna!

  4. Hello!
    I'm at Waste Nothing group and I loved to find your blog! I'll follow it!
    Thank you for this wondurful idea.


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