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« on: December 12, 2011 08:28:33 PM »

This is the first time I am posting a project, so I hope I am doing it correctly!  Here is a little gift box I made from a cereal box.  After constructing the box top and bottom, I used a sponge to swipe on green craft paint.  For the trunk, I cut a strip of the cereal box, coiled it up, and glued it together.  After the paint and glue were dried, I put the box top upside down in a glass to hold it with the bottom facing up so I could glue the stem in place with white glue.  With the box in this position, I didn't need to find a way to hold the trunk in position while it dried.  (Someone who is less klutzy would probably just use a hot glue gun.) The photos are not very clear, but it is a cute little box that would be good for a small gift like jewelry or a gift card.
  This shows the box top, and the inside of the bottom.  The cereal box was Kashi Island Vanilla.  Yum!


  This shows the coiled trunk.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011 10:05:38 PM »

That's a nice idea for wrapping a Christmas present.  I would guess it is fairly sturdy too so could be used for fragile items or things that might be crushed by conventional wrapping.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011 09:33:49 AM »

Cute idea for a gift box Smiley
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