Monday, April 4, 2011

Upcycling: cheese box to gift box

Have you ever had Laughing Cow Cheese?

The cheese wedges come in a round cardboard container.


With a little embellishment, the container makes a perfect gift box.

To cover this box, I gently removed the labels from the top and sides of the box. I covered the top and sides of the container in a lightweight cardstock. I used a little ric rac to hide the seam along the top edge.

You can leave the box plain or add more embellishments on the top.
A silk flower.

Easter eggs.
 
An Easter Bunny.

Or, a little bouquet of twigs and flowers.

Fill the box with candy for Easter, use it as a gift card holder or keep it for yourself.





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13 comments :

  1. I think you and I might share a brain. I was JUST working on this tutorial!!!! Last night I was cleaning out the fridge and found the laughing cow box and thought hmmm this would be so cute! Mine is a bit different, can't wait to show you. TOO funny.

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  2. Gorgeous and I have some LC cheese in my refrigerator right now!

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  3. What a cute idea! I love that cheese too :)

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  4. lovely Carolyn! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  5. This is a great idea - something that might otherwise be trash, is now a cute little gift box. Very creative!

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  6. I love your great idea!! I have a few of these containers saved just waiting for inspiration to strike - looks like it just did! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    ps - I'm your newest follower :)

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  7. Carolyn this is BRILLIANT! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love! I am featuring your fancy cheese box on Friday! Have a great day!

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  8. Hi Carolyn. I'm new to your blog and now a follower after seeing you on Frugalicious Friday. This is so cute, just the kind of thing I was looking fore and I even have a container almost empty in the frig. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Have a wonderful weekend...Tracy :)

    P.S. I'd love you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. :)

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  9. Say what sister? You are brilliant! I love to reuse "trash" and turn it into something pretty or useful. Now, I have one more piece of trash to start saving! Thanks for the idea!
    Kim
    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  10. Fantastic idea! Just wondering which topper you actually went with...thanks for sharing!

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  11. so cute and clever! you'd never know it was a cheese box!

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  12. I saw you on the All About You Mondays linky party hosted by Texas Monkey.

    I would like to feature this on my blog. Will send you the link. I am having my Funky Fresh Friday linky party starting tomorrow and I would love for you to join us! http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com

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  13. Love your upcycled candy gift box, you are very creative with your ideas.

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