Saturday, November 28, 2020

Do It Over Designers - Recycling Your Throw-aways!




Today I am sharing a few quick and easy ways to recycle our typical throw-aways to create packaging for birthdays gifts, holiday gifts or last minute hostess gifts.

The first idea is to take a pizza/cookie box....


....and cover it with gift wrap...


...and attach a card, ornament or label on top:



So, what can you put inside?  

How about a chocolate pizza  (recipe HERE).....


...or cookies (try this delish recipe HERE) or candy (recipe HERE)




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I still enjoy magazines.  I know we can see most of the ideas, recipes and stories online, but there is something about flipping through the magazines, dog-earing pages that have something that caught my eye, and ripping out recipes!

I try to pass magazines on to someone else, but I have found a way to use the covers!


So, I created a few tote bags!
  
Sometimes I need just a small reusable bag when I run into a store and this is the perfect size:


These also make unique gift bags!


They are simple to make and all you need is 5 magazine covers, a grommet tool and grommets, ribbon or cording and a sewing machine!

What can you put inside?  Make-up, t-shirt, jewelry or any "fashionable" gift!

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My last idea is to use a large tin can and a wooden ornament that you can find at the craft store.  You can paint your own, or buy one already painted.  Spray paint a can and glue the ornament on the front:


These can be filled with cookies, sox, candy, jewelry....the ideas are endless!

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Visit these other creative designers to see what they have created:


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13 comments:

  1. So many cool and creative recycle and upcycle gift wrapping ideas, Patti!

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  2. You have such wonderful ideas, Patti. I love the pizza/cookie box idea!

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  3. How cute! My daughter would love those bags!

    Tania

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  4. What an AWESOME idea! I'm always trying to be eco friendly and these are fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing and wonderful crafting with you.

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  5. I love the look of that pizza box. Such a great idea and so pretty.

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  6. I love them all, Patti! I have a few old canisters you have me eyeing now. Thanks!!

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  7. These are all phenomenal ideas Patti! I especially love the bags you made from magazines; so fun!!

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  8. Great ideas, all. But my fave is the pizza box! Too cute! Great upcycles! xo Kathleen

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  9. Those are all great ideas for using items around the house to make bags, a holder for cookies and I love that cute tin. I too like magazines and so cleaver making a bag out of them!

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  10. Okay Patti the cookie/pizza box is too cool.

    You have great vision.

    Cindy

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  11. I love them all, but blown away by the magazine tote bag that is just pure geniuses.

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  12. I love your creative recycling ideas, Patti. The magazine carry bag is fabulous ! I love how you wrapped the box in wrapping paper too. I've used pizza boxes as canvas too. Loving your ideas.
    Naush

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  13. Great presentation ideas for gift-giving! My fave is the awesome magazine bag.

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