Repurposed Santa Treat Box
- Red Plastic Container – The fried onion container is perfect.
- Red and White Card Stock Paper – A great project for using up paper scraps.
- Greeting Rubber Stamp and Ink – You could write a message by hand, if you prefer.
- Paper Cutter or Scissors
- Decorative Scalloped Scissors
- Decoupage Glue
- Rubber Bands
I briefly tried to remove the label, but it was going to be more difficult than I had the patience for today. Next time I’m going to work longer on removing the label, but for today, I simply covered the labels with red paper and Mod Podge. Because the container is curved use rubber bands to hold the paper in place while the Mod Podge dries.
While the red paper was drying, I cut a strip of white paper with decorative scissors for the trim on the coat. I also cut strip of black paper for the belt and a piece of silver paper for the belt buckle.
The top of the lid has the logo that I wanted to cover. I simply cut a piece of white paper and rounded the corners so it would fit the lid. I stamped the paper with a greeting and left space to write a personal note.
The entire process took less than an hour and cost nothing since I used a plastic container that would have gone into the recycling bin and scraps of paper that I already had. Now I only have to wait until after the green bean casserole at Thanksgiving so I can make another repurposed Santa treat box.
Check out the snowman treat box I made from another repurposed box.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.