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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  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.

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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!

  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. :)

  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!

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

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

  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!

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


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