Last year I spent the month of September looking ahead to the holidays and trying to get prepared.  Here are some links from the archives that are good anytime of the year.

I love boxes and fun ways to wrap gifts.  This year I am going to make more of an effort to use recycled items. I think my pillow box template would be cute made from colorful cereal boxes.  These boxes are great when you are in a pinch and need something quick. You can always print the template out on printed card-stock.

I am excited to do more Furoshiki.


Make your gift over the top with these cool fabric baskets

more ideas for  cereal gift boxes

These darling printed cone boxes double as ornaments for your tree

Recycled greeting card box

Classy gift box —actually made from a recycled cereal box

A little girl or your girlfriends would love something special package in this cute purse box

boxes made from inside out cereal boxes

Wouldn’t these cute Elf Shoes make a cute container for a small gift?

…and so that all of your handmade gifts are tied up with the prettiest tags, Cassi of Bella Dia has made it easy with the Free Gift Tag Round-Up!

Some of my favorite gift tags are from Sugarloop

You might also be interested in using these for your holiday packaging:

Oil Cloth Bags

Oven Mitt

Santa Bottle Bag

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  1. You have some of the coolest, amazing and original ideas! Since stumbling upon your site I’ve made a ton of teachers happy and I continue to add to my “projects” list. Thanks for your awesome ideas and instructions!

  2. I love ideas like this and am firmly convinced that lovely packaging will improve any gift, especiall if it is thrifted (cough*used*cough*). I linked to this on my weekly roundup – post is under my name. Thanks!

  3. I can’t believe the holidays are almost upon us. I love your fabric box. I can see where this would be great to help organize things throughout the house. Thanks!

  4. I am so happy that you are inspirering us now…but Cindy just think how happy you would make everyone if you came up with a couple of different sized patterns for the fabric boxes. Fabric and grommets – that alone should get you inspired! pretty please!

  5. Cuuuute!!! I’m a firm believer that the packaging is everything for a gift. Cute wrapping and bows are a gift in themselves!

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