December 18, 2013

Upcycling Christmas for Shoe Box Gifts

These are some ways we have upcycled our Christmas morning wrappings into shoe box gifts.
  • When wrapping presents, have a shoe box or two nearby--if you have a small piece left over that will be hard to save, wrap the top or bottom of a shoe box.
  • When gifts are open, save the larger pieces of wrapping paper to use to wrap boxes.
  • Save the tubes from the wrapping papers and cut into "paper holders."  
    • Wrap with leftover or scrap paper.
  • Use wrapped shoe boxes as "gift boxes."
    • Ask your family and friends to wrap your gifts in shoe boxes--reminding them to wrap the lid and bottom separately.
    • Bows and ribbon can be used and carefully removed.
      • If you are doing the wrapping you can put a bit of scotch tape under the bow so when it is removed it does not tear the paper.

Click to find all of my upcycling projects for shoe boxes.

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