Recycled Box Gift Bag
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Recycled Box Gift Bag

Don't throw it away your empty cereal boxes - decorate them to make a cute gift bag!
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: Yes
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Material List

  • Recycled Cereal Box
  • Scrapbook Paper - Color and Pattern of Choice
  • Recollections® Boutique Fleur™ Paper Flowers - Mulberry
  • Buttons - Assorted
  • Terrifically Tacky Tape®
  • Recollections® Tape Runner
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon - Color of Choice
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Craft Glue

Project Instructions

Carefully take cereal box apart.

Cut top from box.

Refold the box so that the outside is now the inside. Use Terrifically Tacky Tape® to reassemble.

Measure front and back of box and cut paper ¼" smaller. 

Attach paper to box with tape runner.

Measure sides and cut paper ¼" smaller; attach with tape runner. 

Punch two holes for the ribbon handles on each side of the box as shown. 

Thread ribbon through holes, tying knot at each end to secure (for handles).

Cut paper 3" wide as center trim paper. Glue in place. 

Glue mulberry flowers in center of paper as shown and embellish with button.


Any used cardboard box will work great for this project.