Recycled Food Box Gift Bags

How to Make Recycled Food Box Gift Bags

As you can see from my most recent posts, I’m on a clever gift wrapping roll. These recycled food box gift bags can be made with any size box. If you have scrapbook paper and ribbon, it’s a great way to reuse a food container box. When choosing a box, make sure the inside is clean. I like to use boxes that contained individually wrapped food inside.

One of my daughter’s best friends was turning three and for her birthday she had a Hello Kitty themed party. Needless to say, my daughter picked out several cute Hello Kitty gifts for her friend. The one thing I hate spending money on is gift bags.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because I feel like you buy it for $5.00 and then it gets tossed in the trash hours later at the party.  So, I decided to make my own recycled food box gift bag.

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Here’s What You Need

Time: 10-15 Minutes

Materials:

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Instructions:

Here’s the box we used…a benefit of shopping in bulk. Any food box will work depending on the size of your gift.  This project is best for small gifts.

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I cut it to the size I needed for the gifts we bought.

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We wrapped it in brown paper.

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Next we used some decorative tape to embellish it.

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I punched a hole on each side and tied the ribbon through it.  It was sturdy enough to hold by the ribbon even with everything inside.

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We added one of my daughter’s foam stickers and a gift tag we made with some craft punches.

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It turned out great and I didn’t have to spend anything for a gift bag!  I already had everything handy in my craft room.  It only took about 10 minutes to make. The best part of it was that Mia and I did it together.

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Here is another version using a narrow breadstick cracker box for a small gift. You can watch how I made this on this Instagram Reel. For this one, I wrapped and glued scrapbook paper around the box and used a craft knife to punch the holes on the sides.

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