How to Make a Recycled Ice Cream Box into a Giftbox

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Decoupage colorful clippings from a magazine or catalog onto a recycled ice cream box. Voilà you have created a unique gift box.


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It's summer time which means our freezers probably have some ice cream. If you do, save your ice cream packaging to reuse as gift boxes!

I bought this Ben & Jerry's pint slice ice cream for .99 cents after coupons and paired with a sale. The box is perfect for smaller gifts.

Another gift option, reuse store bags as gift bag:

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • Modpodge
  • brush
  • magazines
  • scissors
  • ice cream box


  1. Search for images that you want your gift box to be decorated with. My theme I went with was floral, flowers, and nature.
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  3. I hand ripped some of the images to give the box a more handmade look with character. Glue them down with a thin layer of mod podge, allow to dry and then apply another layer of mod podge.
  4. For the accent (top) I cut a collage of flowers. Mod podge it down and then I ripped the centerpiece for the box into a heart shape of flowers and put it over the collage and applied another layer of mod podge.
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