Friday, 18 November 2011

Bah Humbug! Challenge 45

For our challenge at Bah! Humbug! this week, we're looking for you to share some gift wrapping ideas, and we'd like to see how creative you can be making your presents look extra specially pretty.
I decided to keep things
cheap'n'cheerful by recycling a card sent to us last year to make a gift box.   It's a really simple idea that works with virtually any card size but more importantly in these cash-strapped times ... it's "cheap as chips!"

Firstly remove the front portion of the card with the image you want to use and then cut a matching piece of plain card for the base, which you need to trim so it's slightly smaller all round ... just trim a smigeon so it will fit snugly together when assembled.

Score a line on all four sides of both card pieces, making sure your score line is the same distance from each edge, and then trim the corners to make tabs.

Glue the four corner tabs in place, allow to dry and VOILA ... you have a cheap yet pretty little gift box which has cost nothing! 
This is a great way of using up all those beautiful images on cards that you've received but can't bear to throw away ... OH YES!  I know you have them too!
Recycling at it's best.

Our Guest Designer Colleen and Humbugger Ann have their own cool projects to show you so hop over to Humbug Hall for a quick peek before you get to work on your own ideas.


Beryl K said...

Beautiful box and brilliant idea
Beryl x

Aquarius said...

Good to see you blogging - that is a wonderful recycling idea and it makes a lovely box for a gift.

Ann said...

Max this is just an amazing idea - you clever girl. I love it.
Ann xxx

Susan.... said...

Hi Max,
what a lovely idea and very useful too ! Great box !
Hope you and all the family are well...
susan x

Kathyk said...

Fab project Max.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

You said you were interested in the triangular box
you can see it here


Colleen said...

What a great idea, and you have made an amazing box. It maybe 'cheap as chips' but really looks elegant and expensive.

Pink Dandelion said...

What a great idea, never thought of making boxes with all those cards I've been 'saving'. Debs xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Wonderful idea and how sweet this turns out :o)

Abi said...

Genius idea! I'm all for recycling in any form & especially when it looks as wonderful as this. A fabulous box xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Brilliant idea, Max! This is truly beautiful and so clever. So sorry I missed this last week again. On to FABRIC! Yikes! xxD

Samantha said...

Just wanted to stop by and say great box!! but more so to say GREAT challenges this year its been fun!! I know I have not joined every challenge but thanks for making a great challenge blog!!! hugs and happy Christmas xx hugs Samantha :0)