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November 19, 2015

DIY Gift Box

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Alexia Misso Cycle 12

Hi all! Today I want to share with you on how to upcycle a recyclable item into something useful! I had this clear packaging box that I turned into a gift box which I then used to store handmade cards and sent it to my son's school teacher. So instead of sorting it away for recycling, have a makeover and use it again! Besides, I think it looks pretty good for a gift wrap. What do you think? Now you can tell that I'm a hoarder..... ***blushed*** 

Here is the clear packaging that I had...

And I turned it into this....

To make this, you will need:

- A reusable box packaging
- Fall Patterned Papers
- Gold and Foil Card Stock (Optional - you can replace with other color card stock)
- Couture Creations Doilies Die
- Sharpie Markers (Fall Colors)

First die-cut all the embellishments using the dies and Cut 'n' Boss, as shown in following picture. Also, prepare strips of patterned papers and glue around the clear box. Place and adhere doilies on top of the patterned paper and then emboss + adhere the THANKFUL shimmering gold card stock over the doilies.

Lastly, air brush the Layered 3D flower die from Teresa Collins, and assemble it. 

Decorate the box with the layered flower and you have this brand new box...

I hope you enjoy the walk through of this project, it doesn't involve many steps and it's always worth it to make something for someone who you know will make a good use of it. :) Happy crafting folks and have a memorable 

Happy Thanksgiving!! - Alexia

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