My daughter and I become very attached to some of our wrapping paper. We dole it out slowly to make it last for as many Christmases as possible. When I pulled out our favorite gold wrapping paper, I realized that there was only enough to wrap one more package. I thought about wrapping one of my daughter's presents in it, but then I found a very sturdy box and wrapped the box instead so we can continue to enjoy this paper for years to come.
How to Make a Reusable Gift Box
Items needed to make a reusable gift box:
- a sturdy, non-collapsible box
- enough wrapping paper to cover the box and lid and fold over the edges.
Directions for making a reusable gift box:
1. Measure the paper, leaving enough to fold over the box.
2. Finger press the paper around the box.
3. Tape the paper down inside the box.
4.Repeat the process for the lid. The box will fit a little tighter when you put the lid on.
Additional Tips to extend the life of your reusable gift box:
Use ribbon to tie the box up, so little eyes cannot peek. Using tape to close the box or stick on bows will shorten the life of the package.
Be sure to attach the name tag to the ribbon. You will shorten the life of the gift wrap if you tape a tag to it.
More Frugal and Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas:
Have you ever become attached to a certain wrapping paper?