Monday, 7 November 2011

Recycling with Relish!

This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Recycle/Upcycle". I'm making a lot of my gifts this holiday season, so I've been scavenging for boxes I can recycle as gift packaging.  This one started out as the box that my mobile phone came in, you can see it in the pic below!


I've been making caramelised onion marmalade and corn and pepper relish, and this box is perfectly sized to hold 3 of the jars.  I wish I had more than just this one!  I used a sheet of Tim Holtz's seasonal cardstock to cover the outer sleeve and then made a kraft tag to go with it using the Santa and holly from the Holiday Wishes stamp set.  Throw in a few baubles, some holly leaves and a bit of gingham and string and we're all done! :)


Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

16 comments :

Sid said...

Great idea for recycling Dan !

misteejay said...

Fabulous looking gift - great bit of re-cycling Dan.

Toni xx

Gabby said...

Super use of your recycled box. It is so nicely deocrated! The relish looks good. If I find a recycle box that works for whatever I am packaging, and I need multiples to package more of the same, I've been known to take it apart and use it as a pattern to make as many as I need. I bought LARGE sheets of reasonably heavy weight chipboard at a full-service art shop and that's what I use to make the boxes that need more support, than say heavy weight cardstock. Is that BAD, or what? :)

Candy C said...

Dan...this is genius! I love the gift packaging you made out of a recycled cell phone box! And the "goodies" inside....yumm!!!!!!!! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a fabulous piece of recycling and a great transformation and you made the gift inside too, very talented. The recipient will be very pleased. Tracy x x

Ali said...

Lucky someone - your jar looks delicious and so does the box :)

sixofone said...

That's a great recycling idea, and the relish sounds yum

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

your gift box looks fabulous and so does the gift! TFS.

biskit said...

OK - hungry now! I love the sounds of your relish and marmalade. Box is nice too x

Sue said...

Love recycling ! The relish looks yummm too :)

Claireliz said...

Fab idea Dan
C
xx

Gillian .... said...

Great project Dan, cool way to recycle, I've heard all about this yummy relish:)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh!! What a fun project, Dan! This is a perfect box and wrapping for a holiday gift!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Michelle said...

OMG Dan you are the perfect man, you craft and you cook! WIsh you were mine!!!!

Sarah said...

just fabulous Dan - love the box and adore the Pickles....what a man of makes you are... makes a really personal and wonderful gift...great stuff!

Glen said...

I relish the thought Dan! *Ü* LOL. Great use of the phone box and professional job recycling. I hope you are going to post the recipes for the relish. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

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