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How To Recycle A Cylinder Container Into A Beautiful Christmas Present Box

Updated on December 26, 2016
What Was Once A Laughing Cheese Container
What Was Once A Laughing Cheese Container | Source
Laughing Cow Cheese Containers
Laughing Cow Cheese Containers | Source
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Recycling Is A Beautiful Goal!

I am glad to hear that the students in school learn about the three basic concepts to a better tomorrow "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle." Around Christmas time, I think twice about throwing away containers that can easily turn into Christmas present boxes. Here is a project involving Laughing Cow cheese boxes. Don't worry about it being a cylindrical box. This article will show you how to decorate this box into a presentable jewelry box or gift box for a small, flat item.

Here are the Supplies You Need:


Glue or Glue Stick

Wrapping Paper

Tissue Paper



Here are the Steps To Making A Decorated Gift Box With An Ordinary Cylindrical Box:

Step #1: Remove as much of the label as possible. This step is required if you are going to cover the container with thin wrapping paper or tissue paper. If your wrapping paper is thick, then skip this step. (Photo #3)

Step #2. Place your the bottom of your container onto your wrapping paper, and have an idea to cut and leave enough paper so that it could be glued up the side. The reason why I am not so precise with the measurement is that sometimes when you try to cut it apart from the container, you may measure incorrectly and waste time and paper. What you end up is a piece of wrapping paper that can fit your bottom and has a bit of excess around it, even beyond the exposed side of the container when the box is closed. The excess will be trimmed off.

Step #3: Glue the paper onto the lid and smooth the liquid throughout the box surface. You can also use a gluestick. Do the same for the bottom.

Step #4: Start cutting the paper to the length of the side, but if it is a little over the side, that's fine.

Step #5: Cut into the wrapping paper circle up to the point where the paper is already glued to the top surface. Then, spread glue on the side and individually glue each flap of paper. (Photo #7)

Step #6: You can see if the edge of the wrapping paper exceeds the exterior part of the box. If so, put a crease delineating the edge of the exterior side and the interior side, and trim accordingly.

Step #7: Do the same for the top, except the wrapping paper for the lid should be longer than the side so that the paper can wrap onto the inner side of the box. Then glue the wrapping paper onto the inside of the box lid. (Photo #9)

Step #8: To make it more festive, using the same technique, glue the tissue paper inside the lid and trip.

Step #9: Place tissue paper on the bottom. This does not have to be glued down. And voila, you have a beautiful box for your Christmas present. This box is especially nice for necklaces, and other flat gifts, such as gift cards. Plus, it is a box that can be recycled again if you don't write on it. The recipient of your gift can possibly use it for another present giving occasion. So, next time, you need a gift box, look in your kitchen and see if you can recycle a box.

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Pearl, Crystal, and Seed Bead Necklace with All Sterling Silver Findings
Pearl, Crystal, and Seed Bead Necklace with All Sterling Silver Findings | Source


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    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      RTalloni, thanks for your compliment. I love gift wrapping of all kind. I will be sure to check your hub for new ideas.

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      6 years ago from the short journey

      Very nice (and smart) project. Your recycled container make the beautiful necklace and bracelet even more special! Linking to mine on creative gift wrap right now.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, Alocsin. And the best part is that the next person can use this box again for next gift.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This is an excellent recycling piece that just happens to produce a nice gift box as well. Like the step-by-step photos. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, Jlikjulie.

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      7 years ago from Atlanta

      Beautiful! Thanks.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, RedElf.

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      7 years ago from Canada

      Well done! Some of the nicest crafts can be made by recycling!

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, Desertlab,for your comments.

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      7 years ago

      I usually buy gift boxes, I haven't think of this idea...This is great! Nice hub.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, Natures47friend. Why spend money on buying gift boxes from China? And we are reusing them rather than recycling them. Thanks for visiting.

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      7 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

      Loved this idea! I am into recycling..we do a lot in our household.


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