Tuesday, October 19, 2010

$1 Michaels Recipe Boxes turned into Gifts...

Hello Everyone,

So during my Birthday Bash Week I asked everyone to tell me what they wanted to see more of and about 95% said Christmas Gift Ideas. So here is the first of many projects!!!

So this box started off as a simple recipe box straight out of the $1 bin at Michaels. I made one for myself as a photo box and the one I made on video will hold a set of monogrammed note cards and I will give it as a gift to a friend of mine.

There are so many things you can do with this. You can put some different occasion cards, family recipes, mini album, and even use it as just a gift box. It is so inexpensive since the box is only a $1 and most of us already have paper, adhesive, and ribbon in our craft stash. Hope you enjoy the video on how to cover it up and stay tuned tomorrow for another Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peek!


51 comments:

Lauren said...

So super cute!! What a fabulous idea!! Thanks for sharing!

HappyExpressions said...

This is a super cute idea! I am going to Michael's tomorrow and purchase a few of them. TFS!

scrappy critters said...

love THESE!! And they would be great for holding cards!! SOOO adorable! ♥Tammy

Carrie K said...

Super cute!! I am definitely scraplifting this one!!

Jamie said...

CUTE!!! I got one of these the other day for $.10 it was in the clearance and i donno what im gonna do with it yet lol just couldnt pass up the deal! tfs these look great!
-jamie

HappyPlaceJen said...

Love these boxes, Momo! You make the best videos, too. :)

Glora said...

Super idea. I love it! I also love that you used the Gypsy font for Photos. Doesn't it weld beautifully? I hope you are LOVING your Gypsy! I know I do.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Great idea and inexpensive for a gift!!! Love the idea for the pictures:) Thanks for that great idea Momo.

Abby said...

What an awesome IDEA!!!!! TFS my dear amiga!!!!

Linda Kirsch said...

Loved this one Momo! Already thinking of different ways to use this for gifts for others and also for myself. Thanks a bunch!

Linda

Amanda C said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sandi's creative touch said...

I hope our Michael's have these boxes!!! What a wonderful video of how to personalize little boxes to match the gift inside!!! Thanks for great idea!!!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

These are so pretty. Thanks for the inexpensive idea.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

super cute idea! tfs

Amanda Villarreal said...

Youre right! I have looked at these a million times and never bought one. Thanks for this idea!

Trisha said...

MOMO,
You truely are so creative! I would of never guessed to do something like this with the box. I havent seen them in our Michael's but in Jersey, they have a TON of these!! Might have to ask my mom to ship me some if i cant find them....this would be great for an xmas gift! Thanks dear!
xoxox, Trish

Pinke said...

Very cool Momo, I use them to store my cuttlebug embossing folders in and never thought about this one, Thanks so much will be off to Micheals now lol!!

DORCAS said...

This is so pretty! Love this idea. Will definitely do! I will have to head out there to Michaels before they are all gone.

~besos

Craft Junkie Too said...

How stinkin' adorable is this??? Great job, my friend! :)

♥Tracy

Miranda said...

So adorable! Such a great idea! TFS

The Archiving Angel said...

As always, just wonderful!
TFS!!!
Hugs,
Sonia

liz said...

really cute! I hope my M's doesn't run out of them before I can get there!
liz :o)

CraftyTipster said...

Wow! These are Bea-U-Ti-Ful!! Thanks for the awesome ideas!! I think a trip to Michael's may be in order this evening :O))

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great project and great gift idea! These boxes are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Momo, one question. Do you think the cuttlebug embossing cards would fit in this recipe box? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely adorable Momo. I have a couple of those boxes, now I know what I'm going to do with them!!! LOL
Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. Your blog is definately my favorite!
Diane
msdiane90@yahoo.com

Scrappy Mel said...

What great projects!! You are so creative!! I LOVE it!! :)

girlia said...

How cute is this photo box. I love it.

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

love it super cool
http://tanyaisiscreations.blogspot.com

Kirsten Schmid said...

So beautiful Momo! You are so creative. I can't wait to try this out. My grandma is turning 70 in November and this would be cute to put pictures of my girls in for her.

GlendaLea said...

Momo< I LOVE this. way super cute! Thanks for the WONDERFUL ideas!
glendalea.blogspot.com

MICKEY said...

Momo...love this idea. especially with the economy lots of people are struggling but now everyone on your list can get a gift.

tks
mickey

The Scrapping Seahorse said...

What a great idea, you can use this box for lots of things and make it to match anyone's decor.

Alex said...

awesome idea :) TSF :)

Crafty Teacher said...

Great idea Momo! I always pick those up, look at them and think what can I do too. I love the idea of putting cards in them.. or have a friend that does a lot of scrapbook gatherings and this would be a cute way for her to store a few photo's instead of a big photo box to travel with.
TFS!
:)Khrista

Miss Adri said...

Omg! This is awesome! I just purchased a card from your Etsy shop and saw that you live in Pines. I live in Hialeah! ha ha! I'm assuming you went to the Michaels in Pines Blvd??? I'll be there this weekend for sure to get these boxes! Woot!

Thank you so much for this video!

-Adri
macheriecreations.com

DEBBIE ORR said...

What a great idea Momo I have one of these boxes but I haven't done anything with it yet until now!
Now I want to get more I hope my Michaels still has them

Donna Brady said...

Momo...those boxes are adorable. I will be heading back to Michael's tomorrow to grab a few of them. What a great gift idea!

HailEmNat said...

Momo that was so creative, love the idea. Super cute, I will need to try that out.

Thank, Liset

Felicia said...

what a neat idea. Michael's is like my second home away from home. I'm inspired to utilize this idea. Thanks for sharing...Smooches.

Amy said...

Wonderful project, yet again. I am loving this idea.

Picassobebe said...

This is a grrreat idea!!!! LOVE IT as always Momo ur sooo creative. xoxo thks for ur talent & time. What an inspiration.

Zyelyn said...

This a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I came across your blog one day after seeing one of your youtube videos. You have great energy and a kind heart.

Thanks again!
Zyelyn
http://openwithasmiletoday.blogspot.com

Card Creations by C said...

Loved this video...can't wait to try one myself!

Jae said...

you did such a wonderful job, i'm so inspired now. thanks!

Love Is In The Details said...

I was standing by these for awhile today and finally put them back, I really like how you did this, but I have so many gotta do projects (mostly ideas from you)that I had to put them down and walk away :) Thanks for the constant inspiration!! Andrea

DebbyP said...

Momo-You must have read my mind. I was trying to come up with a fun way to put monogram cards I make and give to my friends for their bdays. I love these and can't wait to go to Michaels and buy a bunch. Thank you...thank you for this idea.
TTFN
Debby in California

~Olga said...

Great idea, I Love it! TFS...

Giselle said...

this is a great project, I bought 4 boxes today at Michaels lol I have big plans for them :) Hope they come out as pretty as yours. Your the best. Hugs.

Kim. said...

Cute boxes and a great video tutorial, thanks for sharing.
Kim xXx

Miss Adri said...

Thank you for this tutorial!

I bought a box and altered it :)

I posted about it here:

http://www.macheriecreations.com/2010/11/altered-recipe-box.html

Let me know what you think!

-Adri
www.macheriecreations.com