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Gift Box Ornaments Thanks to Starbucks

These recycled gift box ornaments were made using cake pop boxes I got from Starbucks. Just add a little paint, Mod Podge and washi tape!

Skills Required: None. I’m using Mod Podge to seal down washi tape in this project. You’ll be painting, cutting washi tape, and attaching ribbon. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these ornament gift boxes.

Recycled Gift Box Ornaments

It wasn’t so very long ago that I bought two cake pops at Starbucks, and each of them came in a fancy box. The boxes were sturdy and had amazing sliding action, so at the time I thought that I should keep them.

I just knew they would come in handy, and sure enough, I made some recycled gift box ornaments out of them. These are perfect for those little tricks – you know, when the gifts are all opened but you still have something small to give.

Tell them to pick up that Christmas ornament on the tree and look inside!

These recycled gift box ornaments were made using cake pop boxes I got from Starbucks. Just add a little paint, Mod Podge and washi tape!

Of course, the gift would have to be small, but there is more room than you think. And I’m sure you noticed the washi tape. Now it’s time to show you how they were made.

Gift Box Ornaments

Gather These Supplies

  • Small cardboard boxes – you can make them out of a cereal box if you don’t have fancy Starbucks boxes
  • Mod Podge Satin
  • Martha Stewart Decorative Paint – Wedding Cake
  • Washi tape
  • Ribbon to hang
  • Red buttons
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
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Here are the boxes. I like the green (the perfect shade), but not so much the brown.

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So I painted them white. It took several coats.

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I started applying the washi tape on the diagonal on one box, allowing Roxie to inspect the process (she’s head of the QC department).

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One box was all on the diagonal, and I changed it up for the second box. Trim with scissors when done.

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Mod Podge the washi tape to the box. Give a few coats and let dry.

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I glued the ribbon into the handy-dandy slit at the top of each box.

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Glue any buttons on and let dry. Assemble and you’re ready to hang.

These recycled gift box ornaments were made using cake pop boxes I got from Starbucks. Just add a little paint, Mod Podge and washi tape!

I’m quite pleased at my surprise boxes.

These recycled gift box ornaments were made using cake pop boxes I got from Starbucks. Just add a little paint, Mod Podge and washi tape!

Now, who will I surprise? I think I’m going to hang these with candy in them. Hopefully I don’t eat it all since I know where it is . . .


Did you enjoy these Christmas ornaments? I’d love for you to check out these other ideas:

NJ

Tuesday 29th of January 2013

I love these gift box ornaments. I'll try something similar with my little girls - this would make perfect party favor box as well.

Thanks for sharing.

www.twopinkcanaries.com

NJ

TidyMom

Thursday 22nd of December 2011

Genius! Love this Amy!

Happy Holidays!

Jane Wetzel

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

great box! I have also saved one and now I know why lol Esp love Roxie...I have a "Patty"... :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

I love these, Amy! I probably would have kept them, too. Love the way you decorated them.

CREATIVE MIND

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

p.s Roxie is also enjoying your Crafts :)