Re-purposed Giftwrapping

This Christmas, after you’ve bought local, look around you for wrapping waiting to happen.  If you can’t summon the energy yourself, Exhibit have a range of existing packaging re-purposed into small gift boxes.

And if your family and friends are used to putting up with your homegrown attempts to save the planet, making your own gift bags requires only existing packaging, a pair of scissors, a punch and some ribbon from a gift previously given to you.

I made these for teachers at my son’s school – each got a magazine and a gigantic pencil-shaped chocolate… perfect recipe for some well-deserved, indulgent time-out.

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17 Responses to Re-purposed Giftwrapping

  1. Sue says:

    An elderly friend (early 90’s) does essentially the same only she uses the bags that flour or sugar comes in instead of the cereal boxes. If you’re creative, you can paint your own design on the boxes or bags.

    • admin says:

      Hi Sue,

      Apologies for missing your comment!
      I love the bags too – I use basmati rice bags. They are so gorgeous.

  2. Gaby says:


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  4. Andria says:

    I found this via Pinterest, and am looking forward to trying this out for gift bags! Thanks for the idea.

  5. Oh these are just great! They made me smile. I love the cereal box bags; so very clever! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Katri says:

    This is a really nice idea! I’ve made gift bags of magazine pages before, but using cereal boxes (and decorating them a bit) is an even better idea.

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