Recycled Food Container Gift Wrapping

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Who says cereal and cracker boxes can’t be pretty?  I don’t know about you, but I hate spending money on gift boxes.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most people do to, because at every party I’ve been to in the last few years have gift tables, filled with gift bags with tissue paper hanging out the top. Am I right?  So, I decided to use what I already had available and came up with recycled food container gift wrapping.

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A very special birthday came up recently for my beautiful twin baby God Daughters.  Since it was their first birthday, I went all out and bought matching clothes and a couple other things.  Since the clothes are still so very cute but tiny, food boxes are the perfect size for their little outfits. 

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Oh yeah… I better wrap them.  I made some coffee filter paper flowers and decided to die the paper flowers as well.  After they were dry, I trimmed the ones that went on the smaller boxes with scissors. It was sort of like trimming a real flower. I cut out green leaves out of card stock and hot glued the flowers on, and added ribbon.

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Here is a photo of the gift assembled all together.  My God Daughter, Jamie is the pink package and her sister Brooklyn gets the purple package.

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I bought the chairs at one of my favorite stores, Homegoods.  They just happen to have one purple and one pink so I couldn’t resist!  Here is the back.

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The actual party isn’t for a few weeks, but I can’t wait to show you the Alice in Wonderland extravaganza that I know it’ll be!

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20 Comments

  1. Hey Dinah! You are SO AWESOME! I absolutely love your projects/ideas/creativity/eco-friendliness/frugality … I could go on and on, but I have to go and do some voting on your behalf. 🙂 Wish I found you sooner. Thanks again for another fabulous post! Hi-fives from Maui, Wendy

  2. What a great idea!!! I can’t wait to pass this along to my Girl Scout troop! I also LOVE the pink and purple for the twins. I did the same thing for my twin daughters. And even though they are 9 now, Kiana’s favorite color is still pink and Kiara’s is still purple!!!

    1. I would love it if you shared with your Girl Scout Troop! I love your daughter’s names… beautiful! I picture Jamie and Brooklyn loving pink and purple for a long time!

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