Okay, that “Treasure” part is a bit of a stretch, but I figured it would be a catchy title. 😀
I have not done a video tutorial on repurposing or recycling a food box that is bound for the trash. I did take photos of my progress throughout the process and I will share it with you here.
Joe likes the strawberry flavored Pop Tarts. We purchased a giant sized box of them from our local Sam’s Club. Inside the box were two more boxes…which I didn’t keep because of the way they opened. Even with the perforated cut lines the boxes tore all kinds of ways that were not even along the perforations
Anyway…..Once I had the box in my craft room I cut the flaps off first thing.
No fancy tools needed to do this. Just a pair of scissors will work.
I saved the long flaps to cover the hole in the bottom of the box.
The paper I used is from my stash of design paper. It measures 11-3/4 x 11-3/4. I cut the paper at 5-7/8 to get it, roughly, cut in half. With one sheet of the paper I laid it against one side of the box leaving about 1/2 inch over the top of the box so I could cover the rough edges. Where the paper rounds the corner I cut a notch out at the fold line for ease of turning the corner and relieving a bulky pinch point.
Apply adhesive of your choice to the back of the paper then attach it to the box.
Smooth the paper over the box and press the top edge inward.
Cover the inside of the box to hide the edges and cover the box flaps that are now the bottom of the box.
Decorate the outside of the box to finish it off.
Coming up in my repertoire of ideas is a trip to the hardware store to purchase a roll of metal duct tape. I’m going to be using the tape on some dies for a couple of winter themed cards.