Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Re-purposing Trash in to Gift Wrapping

Save a few items from the trash or recycling by turning them in to holiday gift wrapping! To make the above package I used a Pringles container and a metal juice lid. And both of them are made in a way that they can be re-used over and over. I am so pleased with these projects.

 I do have to admit that I don't normally buy Pringles that often, but the kids and my husband love them and I was happy to buy them this snack knowing I was going to re-use the container.

I used my rotary cutter, a self-healing mat, adhesive roller, and wrapping paper (in a print that would work for a variety of occasions. I used the rotary cutter and mat because I wanted to make sure I didn't have any jagged edges you might get from using scissors. The adhesive roller made it so the paper would lie flat and not have any tape bumps.

Believe it or not, you need to cut a square ( 9.5" x 9.5") to cover this cylinder container. Then just apply adhesive to one edge and press in to place. Wrap around wrapping paper and apply adhesive to the other side and press in to place.  Then fill with trinkets or holiday cookies, cover with the kid and gift! No need to unwrap, just pop off the lid to get the present.

The chalkboard juice lid gift tags were pretty simple to make. first used a punch to create a hole to run my ribbon through. If you don't have a punch you could use a hammer and a nail to punch a hole.I then applied 2 coats of Valspar chalkboard paint to the lids and let it dry in between coats (it does dry pretty quickly). Then you just need to write on it with chalk. You can easily wipe off the chalk and re-use this gift tag over and over. If you want some more ideas on re-using juice lids, check out my post Creative Ways to Reuse Juice Lids.

Here you can see the present with a couple more ideas that I will be sharing on Northern Cheapskate in my post Seven Creative Homemade Gift Tag Ideas. Or read my post on How to Make Cinnamon Ornament Gift Tags for another idea and check back here other times this month because I have more ideas for creative gift wrapping (yes, using some more trash & recyclables) to share with you.)


Unknown said...

I love these ideas and I'm going to share them with my crafty friends.

Unknown said...

oh my goodness how creative are you, I would have never thought of this. What a great way to recycle, and make something that they truly will love. Thanks for sharing I love it

Vinma said...

This is a fabulous idea. I have always loved the Pringles container so I never throw them out. Yup, I hoard them lol.. Now, I could get a bit creative with it. Thanks for the DIY

Savings in Seconds said...

These are such smart ideas! I'm always caught the day before Christmas looking for something to wrap a strange-shaped gift in. You've reminded me to be creative and think outside the box...literally!

Dianna said...

I love the crafty from trash to treasured-- its perfect for any gift giving--and having fun too!!