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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Repurposing a Shoe Box into a Gift Box

Every time you buy a pair of shoes, you get a box. Most of the time, it’s a pretty well-made and hardy box.

The trouble is, once you start using the shoes, the boxes tend to either pile up in your shoe cupboard or, end up in the trash. Some people (myself include) might actually take the time to store their shoes back in the right boxes, but such folk are few and far between J. It’s easier to just leave the shoes out of the box after use.

So, what to do with all those boxes?  I thought about it for a while and hit on the idea of turning them into gift boxes.

Problem no. 1 was, what to do with all those ugly labels and logos all over the box. They needed to be covered somehow…not to worry, my trusty box of scrap paper and ribbon yielded the perfect solution.
Just cover the logos, labels and other markings with scrap paper, ribbon or anything else you’ve got on hand, to create a rather interesting and personalised gift box. 

I used cellophane tape strips over the whole project, to keep the papers from coming unstuck. Tried mod podge but it left a kind of whitish film around the design, so I ended up wiping it off and going with the cellophane tape. 

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