Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog to give you an idea on how to recycle some boxes; I never throw away empty cardboard or plastic boxes because when you need to make a cute package they are so useful. In just few minutes, with patterned papers and embellishments you can create a lovely package.
So, these are decorated recycled boxes I made to give bulbs and seeds to my friends: it's spring and we all need some color and beauty in our life lately, don't we?!
I tried to use almost all flowery/nature themed patterned papers and I must say I have quite a great collection of them: in many Clique International kits there is at least one of them and you can also find them in the loose patterned paper section and paper packs.
I also made tags using this lovely patterned paper: on the front there are cards that shows different flowers, so I cut them and added to the right package! I added a tassel and on the back I put a layered butterfly (you can find something similar in this kit) and a flower themed quoted that I print and cut.
For the plastic box, I wrapped bulbs in tissue paper and I made a kind of wrap for the box with this patterned paper and I embellished it. That's all. In one minute I had ready another cute box; don't forget to add sequins here and there, they are cute and they always add that little touch of sparkle that makes every project even more cute! And when you add a die cut butterfly, try to glue it only in the centre and lift the wings up to "make them fly"... I always do that and I think it's cute!
I used these supplies from the shop:
I hope now you will see boxes with different eyes and will try to recycle some!
Ciao, a presto