Monday, June 14, 2010

How To Turn Dollar Store Items and a Recycled Cereal box into Gift for a Teenager

Hi Friends,
I was presented with a Dollar store craft challenge and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I began with inspiration from HERE which was just paper folded into a box to look something similar to this. 

I wanted more strength so my project began with an old cereal box.

I cut a window out of the front of the cereal box.


Then I covered the outside of the box with pretty scrapbooking paper.



Next came some paper embellishments.


Add to this more paper embellishments and some Dollar Store Stationery.


Take a look at the finished cereal box.  Total cost $5 for the different Dollar Store items.  I already had the scrapbooking paper and rick-rack on hand and no cost of the empty cereal box.  What a fun gift to give a teenage girl!

27 comments:

Grannys Attic said...

That is so cute. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

JHill said...

This is a great idea. I always stop and look at the stationary at the DT, but I never know what to do with it!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Annabelle said...

So, so cool! Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is such a super idea! So clever and creative! Nice job! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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C.R.A.F.T. said...

impressive! thank you for linking up to MMM :) please come back next Monday!

Crystal said...

VERY nice! Followig from Tuesday blog hops

Erin - Kynera's Jewels said...

Very sweet idea! I'm following you from the Tuesday Tag Along www.kynerasjewels.blogspot.com

Infarrantly Creative said...

Now that is cool. The presentation is everything isn't it?

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Cute idea!!! You are the 2nd person today I've seen use a cereal box for their project. And both were Go Lean cereal. In my household it would be Apple Jacks or Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is really cute! I think a girl of any age would love this!

Aly said...

Adorable. What a great idea!

Staci J said...

That is adorable!! Great job!! Visiting from 733!
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Leslie said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for linking it up to Hoo's got talent!

Julie said...

I love this! What a great idea! If you have a little time this is perfect for a teenager.

Cheryl said...

Love how lovely this looks & love the price! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Great idea!! Looks fabulous! The price is even more fabulous!

Mayje said...

It's so pretty!

Lanie Ree said...

Cute! This is so pretty. Nice job!

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great gift, I think for anyone! Great job! We like the Kashi Heart to Heart Blueberry clusters! :)

Tere said...

Loving the upscaled cereal box! Very creative of you! Thanks for sharing and linking up at PonyTails&FishScales!

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Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

What a great idea, I love making something beautiful out of nothing like this project. I have cereal boxes galore because there's just so much you can do with the cardboard.

Jane said...

Very cute! Thanks four sharing. I'm sure she loved it. :)

Sachiko said...

Amazing! Very cute and resourceful. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Its A Blog Party said...

Great idea! It looks awesome!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Craft Envy said...

What an eye you have! I would never have thought of that, but it came out adorable! Thanks for linking up.

Vanessa @ Craft Envy

Naturally Me Creations said...

So cute. I love recycling ideas. :)

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