My favourite reason for reusing pretty packaging or printed materials for repackaging is that the nice prints make the (repurposing) transition effortless to achieve.
Take this tissue box for instance. With its classic silhouettes designs (love the swing) I hoped to highlight them and decided to crop them as gift tags.
There was enough for me to make some of the tags double sided as well, primarily to cover glue or torn marks behind. The faux eyelets were made by sticking dot stickers in place before hole punching.
Love this nifty idea!
I would make tags too. Yours are lovely.
Found your link on Ingenious Inkling. I have saved several tissue boxes because the graphics are so great, and I knew I would eventually use them on a card or paper craft project. This design on this box, which I’ve never before seen, is wonderful. How grand that you got such lovely tags out of it! Way to recycle! :)
this is just wonderful !
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