Sunday, September 26, 2010

Treat Bags & Boxes- Part 1

I honestly believe that the most simple way to brighten a person's day is by giving them a little note or gift.  Over the next week or so I'm going to share some of my ideas for treat bags and boxes.  For me little tiny boxes and bags are my favorite hybrid projects.  I am a person that likes to "collect" packaging and then upcycle them into little gifts and projects. 

Today I used Lliella Design's adorable Boo kit to create two different treat boxes using recycled acrylic boxes.  The first box started life as packaging for a 4-pack of tape that my daughter got on clearance at Michael's. 

I added a paper band, flanked by some punched edge strips of orange paper.  I topped that with a pumpkin that I raised with a pop-dot.  The top of the box had a little fap that was used to hang the tape from a display hook.  I simple covered that with a larger piece of white cardstock and then a simple wrap around that says sweet treats.  I filled the back of the box withe some white tissue and then put the Tootsie Rolls in the front so I didn't have to use so many to fill the box. 

My next project is a recycled party favor box.

 I used the same Boo kit but this time chose a black damask paper and a cute little owl.  I created a rounded text box in Elements and then stroked the outside with a hot pink.  I used Darcy's Coffeeshopped Buzzed font in different colors to type "Save the Hooters".   Inside are "red" Starburst as a little "pink" reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it's time to "check your hooters"! 

Check back in with me tomorrow for some other kinds of little treat bags and boxes sure to put a smile on your face (and someone elses).


Cris said...

Love them!

subbu raj said...

Good treat boxes.

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