I am always on the lookout for cute, fun, or unique gift packaging — and using something super inexpensive or recycled is always an added bonus!   I am also a sucker for little boxes.  I squirrel away all sorts of little boxes or tins to keep my tiny goodies in — everything from my micro machine collection to sewing and craft notions.

Today I am sharing this very sweet little round gift box.  The box itself is recycled, and I used ALL materials I had on hand to pretty it up as a gift box.  Can you guess my box source?

Project Estimate:

  • empty cheese box, on hand
  • 1/2 sheet scrapbook paper, on hand
  • organza ribbon or twine, on hand (originally from the dollar store!!)
  • scrap of fleece, on hand
  • glue stick

Total:  FREE and up!

The original box was a nice, white, lightweight cardboard, with sticker labels.  I love the shape and the way it fits together — and the size is so perfect for all kinds of little trinkets or gifts.

After a quick peel away of the labels on the top, bottom and sides (all stickers, so it was easy!) I simply traced the shapes I needed and used a glue stick to adhere them in place.

Here’s a more manly version, using map-themed scrapbook paper.  I admit, I like this one better than the pink one!

All that’s left is to add a circle of fleece or batting  inside for padding (if desired), add your little gift, and tie a bow!  Done!


Caroline Sanchez (Care) has been sewing since her mom taught her the basics at around six years old.  She has always been driven to CREATE, even from a very young age.  She is mommy to two little boys and one little girl, and almost every spare moment she has is spent in her sewing room or working on her blog, Obsessively Stitching.