From Oatmeal Containers To Gift Boxes: A Repurposing Craft

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Our family eats a lot of oatmeal.  I mean a lot of oatmeal.  We go through roughly 1 to 1 1/2 containers per week, which means a lot of leftover oatmeal containers.

I absolutely hate throwing out the containers when I am done with it because it just seems so wasteful.  So the kids and I looked through some ideas on what to do and we decided to repurpose our containers as gift boxes for the baked goods and treats that we make for family and friends during the Christmas season.

This project was so simple that my 6 year old was able to do it with minimal supervision.

All you need for this project is these five things:

  • Empty Oatmeal Containers
  • Wrapping paper (we spent $1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft/stick glue

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Depending on what type of lid your oatmeal has, you may need to cut a circular piece of wrapping paper and glue it to the top, otherwise if you have a clear plastic lid you can skip this step.