Gift Box Idea - Empty Chocolate Boxes

I usually get these boxes of chocolates on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and my birthday. Needless to say, they are empty when I do the re-decorating.

I re-cover the outside top of the box with any paper. My choice is usually plain white paper, then I cut out pretty pictures from greeting cards, arrange and glue them on the top.


I use only the single layer boxes. The inside compartment, I glue down to inside bottom part of box to keep it from slipping or tipping out. The individual compartments are just right for small objects of your choice.

I made several of these, for my jewelry crafting friends. They thought it was a great way to sort and keep their small beads, sequins, googly eyes for dolls, animals, and so on.

Replace the top and cushioning paper from inside. You have a safe storage place.

I also cut a nice saying from a greeting card, or one of my own sentiments and glue it to inside top. That way, every time they open it, they are reminded of our friendship.

By Gladys Hill

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October 31, 20040 found this helpful

I've taken up rubber stamping & this is a great idea!

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August 18, 20090 found this helpful

For the longest time, my mom used a Whitman's box to store spools and bobbins. I have such a box right now, and I'm trying to figure what to do with it.


It's too nice to put in the recycling bin.

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