box bag

Everybody loves finding a gift bag with their name on it underneath the Christmas tree.  There’s just something magical about being able to peek inside without leaving any trace of mischief.  You know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t deny it.


cardboard box
paint (optional)


① Cut the upper folds off of an empty cardboard box.
② Peel the paper off to expose the original cardboard.
③ (Optional) Colorblock the front of the box with paint.
④ Use a pencil to mark 1″ from the edges along the entire box.
⑤ Glue the rope/twine along the pencil mark, starting at the bottom of the box, and leaving slack for the handles.  The rope should start and finish at the same point.

It’s a lovely balance of recycled goods and natural, clean lines.

Reduce.  Reuse.  Wrap.


I linked up here >>

Posted in recycled gift wrap.


  1. This is beyond awesome! I can’t wait to see the rest. I am soooooo doing this! Thank you for sharing because I have committed to a handmade Christmas this year and this will make it extra special!

  2. Love, love this—really unique and you always have a box in the pantry that you can use!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.