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Savannah, Georgia, US
2007
Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box
because it's what Jesus Would Do

This was inspired by me not wanting to pay for little fancy boxes to ship jewelry in, that were probably going to just be thrown away, anyway. These are recycled and fabulous, and surprisingly easy to make!



Instructions

  • How to make packaging. Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather these here supplies. I used cardboard from the bottom of our bottled water 24-pack (which I'm fully aware is bad for the environment.. I'm trying here.)

  • How to make packaging. Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Print the template located <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/robinlynne/2228945850/in/set-72157603814971970/">here</a>

    Or draw out the general shape any size you want, just make sure all the sides match :)

  • How to make packaging. Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    CUT along the solid lines of the printed template and trace the outline onto your cardboard.

    (Draw the template on what you want to be the OUTSIDE of the box. You'll be scoring the lines, they won't show up unless you use a huge marker or something.)

    Move your template over and draw the SCORE lines (the dashed lines) accordingly OR measure appropriately and draw thusly.

    Once all drawing has been accomplished...

  • How to make packaging. Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Move your template out of the way so you don't hurt it..

    and CUT along the SOLID lines on your cardboard, using the scissors (or you're handy with a knife.. go for it)

  • How to make packaging. Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Proceed to SCORE on the DASHED lines.

    For those of you who don't understand scoring, PIERCE the cardboard, but DO NOT CUT all the way through; that'd defeat the purpose :)

  • How to make packaging. Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the scored areas inward, thusly forming a box. The top isn't supposed to stick inside the box, it's merely a "ceiling" or "cover".

  • How to make packaging. Eco Friendly Up & Recycled Shipping Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put whatever things you're gonna ship/give/etc into the box (fill it with tissue paper, toilet paper, whatever for security, if you like.)

    Use ribbon, raffia, yarn, whatever, to tie up the sides. This is what makes the box.. a box. You're done!

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ɐɯlɐ!
ɐɯlɐ! · 1 project
those are so frickin' cute!
great idea:
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Baba Boop
Baba Boop · Bunker Hill, West Virginia, US
i like to sell jewelry and this is a good way to send them home to the buyer rather then the little baggies that i gove them that i rather keep to myself lol
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Baba Boop
Baba Boop · Bunker Hill, West Virginia, US
You know how you se boxes with little holes that help them fold well you could take a needle and poke them or even better take a sewing machine without thread and saw along the dotted line that needs to be folded.
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Tylo
Tylo
Make them with old christmas cards, kept from the previous year, try to centre any pattern and it makes a nice xmas box. You can do the same for birthdays, easter, etc.

very eco friendly too!
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Robin Lynne
Robin Lynne · Savannah, Georgia, US · 1 project
It's for sticking inside the bubble mailer (or larger box filled with newspaper, toilet paper...?? etc) of your choice.

The box is for holding trinkets and or jewelry so it has a shelter Happy
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katie t.
katie t.
I'm a little confused. Can you write the address on that box and send it or does it have to go in an envelope?
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tarrah.
tarrah. · California, California, US · 8 projects
love it!
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Alessandra S.
Alessandra S. · New York, New York, US
two words: mod podge. another two words: tissue. paper.

^^; perfect idea!
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
WOW I had been wondering how to be eco about shipping presents Happy
Great idea and they look very cute too
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Very smart! I ♥ it when people come up with simple yet genius ideas like the stencil guide,etc
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