Do you have a stack of old greeting cards lying around? Or would you like to reuse Christmas cards from last year that are so hard to throw away? This is one of my favorite ways to reuse them. Upcycled Card Boxes!! We just love giving old things new life!
So if you are a crafter sometimes you might feel a little bit like a borderline hoarder. I tend to hold onto things that I ‘might’ use ‘someday’ down the road. So I keep random things that I have no room for, in a semi-organized fashion. One of the things I have a hard time throwing away is cards. Birthday cards, Christmas cards, baby shower cards, you name it I have some lying around. These reused card boxes are really great way to upcycle greeting cards into something new!
What you Need for your own Card Box:
- A greeting card
- A paper cutter (optional)
- ….wait that’s it!
Watch the process step by step below! Includes tips for picking the perfect cards for your boxes!
How to create your Greeting Card Boxes
We will start with the bottom of the box.
All pen lines represent well-creased folds.Fold all points to center and crease well.Fold all four corners across to the new crease.Unfold. Cut out the two triangles on each side.Cut along the crease, do not cut both sides of the same square.This is what it should look like now.Time to assemble the card box.The bottom is complete.
Now for the Top of our Paper Box
How will you use your greeting card boxes?
It was made from the invitation to her birthday party.
Another fun idea is to use old Christmas Cards and place them as decorations around the house. They make great tooth fairy boxes too.
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Pin it so you don’t forget! These remind me of grandma! I bet Little Miss would love to use them as little jewelry boxes.