Saturday, April 27, 2013

Recycling Sweet Boxes

BM # 27   Day 27
Craft: Recycling Sweet / Mithai Boxes

During the wedding season, we get lot of sweet boxes along with the invitation card. The sweets get over, but what do you do with the empty boxes?Normally these boxes are thrown away.Right? From now on store these boxes and recycle them, they can be used to pack just about anything.

As soon as I get a sweet box I first try to transfer the contents to another box, so the box does not get dirty and can be reused for packing some home made goodies. 27th day of this BM and we shall recycle boxes!

What you need...
Empty box
Some papers
Ready flowers and leaves

How to go about
Normally the boxes have some kind of logo or names of the two getting married, so make sure to cover this.
Stick a doily paper , it gives a lacy effect.
In one corner stamp some leaves, and fill some color in leaves.
Glue a paper flower and a tiny heart sentiment.

If you do not have stamps, you could just draw some leaves, or cut some leaves from green paper.
I have used ready flower but you can make your own flowers. some of the flowers that you can make are here and here.

After Packing granola bars in this box, I realized that there was some empty spaces between the pieces, so I filled those gaps with a few pearls.
Your pretty box is ready!

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  1. So pretty Vaishali.. Thanks for the ideas.

  2. Omg, stunning and wonderful ideas, thanks for sharing Vaishali,i wont throw anymore the mithai boxes.

  3. after making it so pretty, i may not have the heart to gift it to anyone, this looks so good, i will fill it up with sweets and keep eating from it

  4. Capital idea decorating the sweet boxes!!

  5. We can use this to keep junk jewellery! ! I'm forever falling short of boxes to store my ever increasing collection. This is fun. I'm going to do it soon. Will tell you how it turns out

  6. Vaishali, only you can think of such brilliant ideas. For me, its eat the sweets and drop the box in the bin :D..

  7. Wow!!!such a wonderful idea,looks pretty...

  8. The new box looks pretty. Like the flower - leaves pattern.

  9. beautiful!!!Loved the use of doily!!

  10. I agree with Pradnya. Why shoud it be gifted away ater all this makeover?

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