all boxed up

Ready for some more cardboard? Upcycling never looked so good.

The latest Lessology challenge is up and it is to create a trinket box using an upcycled box. In my house there always seems to be an endless stream of cardboard cereal boxes headed for the recycling box. A cereal box seems a little large for a trinket box challenge until you decide to cut it down a little.

I cut my cereal box down to a single panel and then die cut it using a pillow box die. Flip the outer printed side of the box to the inside and you are left with a pretty cardboard colored box. To pretty it up a little, it’s been stamped with the Sweet Lace background stamp from Market Street Stamps. Market Street is sponsoring this latest challenge and have some beautiful stamps to giveaway so make sure you play along!


Supplies: cereal box, Pillow Box Bigz Die by Sizzix, white pigment ink by Clearsnap, Sweet Lace Background Stamp and Autumn Greetings Stamp Set by Market Street Stamps twine, hem tape, Strawberry Shortcake Chalkboard Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Pearl Trinket Pin by Maya Road

Have a beautiful day!

24 responses to “all boxed up

  1. How absolutely beautiful and precious this is, Julia! Absolutely love that you die cut this pillow box from an old cereal box. What a stunning transformation! LOVE that MSS background lace stamp and love the pretty pink bow. the sentiment flag is just fabulous, too. Thanks for inspiring us all with great ideas for our LESSology Challenge #2!

  2. gosh, julia…you are everywhere! wonderful up-cycle project. i hope to enter something into less-ology, too. i have a few ideas. as always…thank you for sharing.

  3. swoon…who would have ever thought that your gorgeous project started off as a cereal box? WOWZA

  4. this is sooooo pretty! Its a fabulous example of upcycling!!

  5. So, so pretty! Love the ribbon and the flower.

  6. How awesome to upcycle a cereal box. Fabulous idea Julia. The sentiment flag is adorable. Thank you so much for playing & supporting our challenges over at LESSology. Hugs!!!

  7. This is beautiful, Julia! Such a clever idea – LOVE THIS. 🙂

  8. What a beautiful box indeed…I recycle all my cereal boxes with various die cuts…they look great after a little ink. I love the kraft look. Now to check out that stamp.

  9. so pretty, you would never know this use to be a cereal box, like your little sentiment on the banner

  10. Just beautiful!! 🙂

  11. So feminine and pretty, Julia!

  12. Ahhh..gorgeous work Julia! Love how you turned a cereal box into something so pretty! Love the background stamp and the little flag action! And you finished it off beautifully with the bloom and ribbon! 🙂

    Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology! 🙂

  13. wow this is super duper awesome … love it to bits and the soft pink is delicious …such an inspiring piece of art …. hugz x

  14. Gorgeous! What a great idea to use up card board boxes! I will find time to play this week. I just ran out of time last week!

  15. You are certainly making a good argument for eating cereal every morning! This little gift box is so pretty. Lovin’ the lace! And then to finish it off with that sugary rose and pretty ribbon plus the twine and pennant…makes it almost sweet enough to eat it again! 😀
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring! 🙂

  16. Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

  17. Ohhhh WOW! THis is simply STUNNING!!! Imagine a cerial box could turn into that beauty!

  18. Lovely lovely box! The rose and ribbon goes so well together, this will make a perfect wedding favor box 🙂

  19. Julia this is so pretty! I love upcycling cereal boxes as well. It’s fun to find clever ways to disguise them! Your project has inspired me to create tonight. 🙂 Thanks!

  20. This is just stunning love this project. Thanks for sharing with us.

  21. Oh my…. this is simply breathtaking!!!

  22. This is absolutely perfect!!

  23. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I have to try this! Perfect for a little gift for someone!

  24. This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the flower! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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