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happy birthday gift mail surprise

Now that I’m about six months into my Birchbox subscription, the cute little boxes that I receive each month are starting to pile up. The boxes are very sturdy and are the perfect size for a small gift, so I haven’t thrown them away and have a nice little collection going.

reuse birchbox to mail present

I was so excited to finally test out my reuse idea for my MOH’s birthday earlier this month. Putting together this little package was incredibly simple, yet turned out perfect and added a sweet DIY touch to her gift (which was a Kate Spade tennis coin purse – they’re not on the website anymore or I’d link to it).

DIY birthday wrapping paper box

All I did was cut a sheet of wrapping paper to fit the top of the box – this pretty paper is from Paper Source. You could also use scrapbook paper. I also cut out a flower for the card, which I made from coordinating yellow scrapbook paper cut to fit inside the box. I cut equal-size squares of the same scrapbook paper and used a Gelly Roll pen (remember those?) for the letters. That was it!

how to pack present to mail cross country

To mail it, I packed the decorative box into a normal shipping box and stuffed it with tissue paper and some bubble wrap. It wasn’t a breakable item so I wasn’t too concerned with this part, but the pink tissue paper added some nice color and made sure it didn’t get tossed around in the shipping process.

This would also be a nice way to package a gift for a child – if you just put his or her name on top, they could further reuse the box to store little treasures.

Do you find a reuse for your Birchboxes?


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