Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pimp Yo' Presents Tip #7: think outside the box

You've got 'em, why not play with them?
Empty boxes, that is.

Dr Pepper box into gift topper

If you pretend you're making a newspaper poof but use cardboard instead, it'll look like this. 
A leftover strip gets wrapped around the middle instead of ribbon, and defines her waist.
This ain't no diet soda.

Dr pepper gift topper

Okay, so maybe you aren't a soda drinker, but are you cuckoo for cocoa puffs?
Loopy paper bows look merry and bright using a cereal box. 
Heaven knows our recycle bin has a least five empty containers tossed in every week, which is certainly enough for Christmas AND a year's worth of birthdays.

gift topper out of a cereal box

Doing a (frozen) pizza night? Then you've got the supplies for the cheesiest gift topper ever.

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No - literally. The cheesiest. Same technique as the paper poinsettia, minus the creasing.

pizza box ---> gift topper

If you don't want to SEE the graphics and print {which I think is part of the fun}, you can take the modest is hottest route and cover it all up. 
Print out a letter to use as a template, cut it out of your box...

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and wrap it with some yarn or twine, hot gluing down the ends.

yarn wrapped cardboard letters for gifts

Happy Gifting.

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15 comments:

  1. Off to go bin-diving - those look great!

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  2. Love them! I'm sure I can find some boxes around to make these. I'm thinking a silver diet coke box would be pretty. I think my great nieces and nephews would get a kick out of something like this too.
    I took pics of the gifts I gave at our party yesterday and will be posting them on my blog, so pop over later this week and check them out.

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  3. you are such a peach...and a talented one too...oh my goodness these are terrific. you must write a book....hear me...write one. your grasp of how to make chicken salad from chicken poop is epic. i am loving these christmas ideas. i am on a spending diet next year so keep 'em coming....maybe some posts of gifts to go IN the great packaging in 2013!

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  4. ps...can you tell me where you got the font for those giant letters? i cannot find one.

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  5. love this idea! I think I have some cereal boxes laying around... perfect!

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  6. These are really cool! The top one actually looks like SF 49ers wrapping - my in-laws would LOVE this ;)

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  7. I love those! They look great and won't flatten like bows when another gift is stacked on top. Wonderful!

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  8. This may be a conversation of mine in the future: "Honey, we're getting this frozen pizza for dinner." ('But the kids don't like sausage...') "I know, but the box is amazing!"

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  9. Check out my blog and this post to see what I've done with your inspiration. http://www.kristiekreates.blogspot.com/2012/12/wrapping-fun.html

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  11. Can you re-visit using Sunday comics and children's drawings for wrapping paper with an updated look? I love using the comics. Bet you can make it exciting.

    Thanks~

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  12. Char-

    I did a post last year that had some more newspaper/comic ideas. Here's the link:

    http://www.olderandwisor.com/2011/10/way-9-black-and-white-and-read-all-over.html

    Hope that helps!

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