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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Recycled Box Becomes Valentine Basket

Dear Friends,
As I was putting the trash in the recycle bin I had a paper heart laying near a box and the inspiration for this craft just took hold. I could use the corner of a box, the 90 degree angle as the point of a heart and make a heart basket.

I started by using this TV dinner box, but a cereal box or jello box, any size really would work. To the left of the box is a piece of junk mail. I just needed a scrap piece of paper again for the 90 degree angle as I needed the corner of it.

Fold the piece of scrap paper diagonally to make now a 45 degree angle.

Cut a semi circle along the top of it. When opened it now makes a heart shape.

Open the heart shape paper and place on the box. Trace around the heart on both the front and back of the box.

See I did that here and I connected the front heart to the back heart with a short line across the side of the box.

Cut along the lines you've drawn and it should look like this.

Cover box front, back and sides with pretty paper and embellish as desired. I punched holes at the top to attach ribbon and make a handle.
What a fun way to recycle something that would have gone in the trash.
Happy Valentine's Day!
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Carmen C. said...

Wow Nancy~ what a great recycling idea and how cute! Happy valentine's day sweetie!!!!

S.W said...

It is beautiful to recycle things are making new stuffs from old ones, I would happy if you visit me on my blog

J.R. said...

Awesome! This is so neat, and thrifty to boot! HVD!!

Barkley's Mommy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Great idea, Nancy!

TidyMom said...

What a cute clever idea!!
Happy Valentines Day!

4smartmonkeys said...

How cute!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Jen said...

Oh that is soooo cute!! If I ever go back to having my own class again I'll definitely use this for my class valentine exchange!!

Thanks for Joining in my exchange!! Hope you have a Happy Valentine's day!

Low Expectations said...

Stopping by from Jen's blog. That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!

Amy said...

stopping by from Jen's place. What a great idea.. Happy Valentine's day..

Sandy said...

Stopping by for Jen's Valentine Exchange. This is very creative! Thank you for sharint! Happy Valentine's Day!

Miller Racing Family said...

I am coming over from Jen's. I am amazed with what you can do with a tv dinner box. you did a wonderful job. I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's day!

LuckyStarErin said...

I would never guess that darling little thing started as a frozen dinnner box! Thanks for sharing.

Sugar Mommy said...

Super fun! What a great recycling idea for Valentine's Day for kids and grown-ups, alike!

Veronica said...

This is too cute.

Nessimonster said...

This is seriously COOL! I love ways that reuse things we throw away every day. Thanks for sharing this GREAT idea! I'm definitely going to ad it to projects for next year!

fawnda said...

This such a FUN idea! I love recycling! Great job!

Sandy said...

I'm always looking at cardboard boxes and thinking, "there must be something I can do with it".. your idea is wonderful


LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

What a great idea! Love it!!!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

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