Eco-Christmas Blog Hop

Hey, everyone! Thanks for stopping by my end of cyber space today. I'm playing along with Danielle and a few other crafty friends in the Eco-Christmas Blog Hop. If you stopped by here first, you can get back to the beginning by clicking here!

I love to reuse, recycle and re-purpose trash into treasure, and, boy, did this trash become a treasure!! It took about 10 minutes to complete, and the outcome was completely worth the minimal effort!

(please excuse the stove top turned photo area! 
Nighttime lighting in my house is the pits, and not conducive to picture taking!)

For this project, I used the following supplies:
  • Aluminum foil container
  • 1 piece of 12x12 scrapbooking paper (My Mind's Eye - Lush 2 - Navy)
  • 1/8" ribbon (Stampin' Up! Old Olive)
  • 1" ribbon (scraps left in my ribbon drawer)
  • Snowflake button (from my stash; optional)
  • Double sided adhesive (Glue Lines by Glue Dots)

I started by applying adhesive to one side of the box at a time, beginning at the front, and adhering the paper to the box with Glue Lines as I went along. I trimmed off the excess paper once I ended up at the front flap, and had enough scrap left to cover the ends of the box, as well.
I applied Glue Lines to the length of the 1/8" ribbon and covered the side and front edges of the box, which also covered any areas where the paper didn't quite reach.
The fuchsia ribbons was used to keep the 'lid' flap of the box closed. You could also use any sort of Velcro tabs (I couldn't find mine anywhere!). The snowflake button was adhered for decoration.

I love the color combination and the overall look of this re-purposed box! I filled mine with a co-workers favorite cookies and it made quiet the statement at our Secret Santa gift exchange yesterday!

Merry Christmas, Megan!

Here's the list of where you've already been, and where to hop to next! 

Merry Christmas, crafty friends!!

Erin: Deeply Rooted Life (you are here)
Leslie: Momma Harvey (finish up the hop here!)