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How to Upcycle a Box Half

Make use of that random extra  half of a shirt box with this easy trick on how to upcycle a box half into a smaller box.  It happens every time you go to wrap something! (if you are me!) You can only find ONE side of a gift box!  Gah!  This easy trick will show you how to use those random left overs you have and also create smaller boxes for smaller gifts!

Upcycle a Box Half into a Complete Box with Top & Bottom

This fun little Tuesday Tip & Trick will solve two problems for you.  1.  It will make use of those annoying boxes that have no top to them and 2.  It allows you to make some of your own smaller boxes for smaller gifts!  It  never fails you need to wrap something and run into either of these two dilemmas!  Well at least for me it does because I am just that lucky!

How to Upcycle a Box Half into a Smaller Box:

To start off take your lonesome box half and turn it so the wrong side is up facing you.

Single SIde of Gift Box

Fold one side of the box over and up to the lip of the box.

DIY Small Gift Box

Open up and turn around and repeat with the other side.  You have now formed your new side of your box!

How to use a Single Side of a Gift Box

Using a pair of scissors, cut along the fold lines, just for the lip of the box on both sides

How to Easily Make a Gift Box

Then fold those two cut pieces inward and then fold one half of the box over the other!

Make your own Gift box

Make use of those single sides of gift boxes

You have now used up your single box half and upcycled it into a smaller box!  Easy right?!

Upcyle a Lone Half of a Shirt Box-9

Some other popular tips and tricks are How to Easily Remove Labels from jars and my Easy Way to Store Cutting Boards.

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2 Comments

  1. Seriously needed this last night. I was wrapping the last bit of the Christmas presents, and my roommates cat decided to sit in the box (as they love to do). I thought nothing of it until she squatted!! Needless to say, I was down a box half. Doing this as soon as I get home today to salvage the last box half! You ROCK, Cheryl.

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