Going Green Blog Tour Day 1

Yummy, yummy!

Welcome to day one of the Going Green Blog Tour!  Do you like Lindor Truffles?  I do!  They’re so very yummy and sometimes they come in these lovely boxes!  It’s just too nice of a box, I have to be “green” and reuse it!  Check out the change!

Kind & Caring Thoughts Hostess Set

What do you think?  Did it change a little bit?!  It is possible to make these easel card boxes without having a chocolate box (in fact, I’ll be offering a class on this in the next couple months as some of you have requested) but I’ve found if I have one of these truffle boxes around it sure is easy!

Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die

I covered the box with pieces of Almost Amethyst on which I embossed in white with the Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set which is available as a level 3 hostess set in the Idea Book & Catalog.  Because the box already has a nice gold border around it, I decided to leave some of the gold showing.

I love the fact that the truffle box already has a built in drawer to it!  I simply added one of our jumbo brads for a little handle and it works great!  I used those same jumbo brads to keep the “easel” in place.

Lined drawer

I dressed the inside of the drawer up just a little by placing a square of Almost Amethyst inside instead of just leaving it white at the bottom.

Handstamped Post It Note

The drawer could be used to hold numerous items like candy (I already ate the truffles though!!!) or jewelry or simple stationary items.  I thought it would be fun to put in this handstamped Post It note pad.  Yes, I did go through and stamp every page, it really doesn’t take that long!

Trash to Treasure

So, there’s my treasure made from my trash!

Totally Tess Stamp Set

Here’s another transformed truffle box that I made about a month ago for my secret sister (hope she’s not looking!)  I used the Totally Tess, Whimsical Words and Warm Words stamp sets along with the Bella Bleu DSP and Night of Navy cardstock for this project.

Inside the drawer

Inside this box I divided the drawer into sections for various stationary pieces and then I gave her a place for her secret stash of goodies!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my “green” projects that have absolutely no green on them!  I look forward to any comments you might leave – I always love to read them!  Oh and if you have any truffles, uhhh . . . boxes you want to send my way . . . !

I’m sorry, the tour is over so links have been removed.


Comments

  1. Those are terrific ideas, Becky! I especially like the truffle box! Gives me a legit reason to buy some chocolate and reuse it! (That’s how this works, right?!). Great ways to reuse and make some lovely things! I am going to enjoy this blog tour, I can tell already!

  2. Great project idea and eating chocolate so you can use the box is an added benefit!!!

  3. Becky – cute cute truffle box – great job on the recycling.

  4. Beck, I love the way you re-purpose containers! This is a blog tour designed just for you, I believe!!!

  5. Your project is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. great job altering this. perfect for an office desk.

  7. Oh, this is my favorite! I adore the friends box, and the little cubbies in the drawer are perfect. I am definitely going to make this, and soon. Excellent going green project. 😀

  8. Wow! These are so cool! Fantastic job!

  9. this is a great idea! turned out lovely TFS!

    – Miss Imagination

  10. What a great idea!! tfs

Share Your Thoughts

*