In the past, I've made some fun book covers out of cereal and cake boxes, and I've seen people make magazine organizers out of cereal boxes, as well!
This project (above) was a gift to my best friend for Christmas one year. She and I both love New Orleans, so this beignet box had a special significance. I actually included some pictures inside, and envelopes for her to put mementos in, if that's what she wanted. I figured the box book could be used as a journal, or even a recipe keeper. It's a blank book, so it has many uses!
|I lined the inside with hand-marbled paper|
Another idea is to reuse oatmeal containers and the like by painting them and/or decoupaging them with images from magazines or photos, wrapping paper or wallpaper bits. I've had these around for ages! I love the size of oatmeal containers for keeping rulers, pens, pencils, paint brushes, loose crayons and markers, pretty much anything that you want to keep together! I've lost the lid to mine, but if you keep it, it makes for very nice unspillable storage!
|An old oatmeal container|
|This was inside a roll of photo paper|
One last thing: if anyone is interested in a tutorial, I would be happy to try to put one together on any of my projects. Please just let me know! I hope you liked this week's items! This catches me up on my weekly projects until next Wednesday, thereafter I shall do one every Wednesday!