Sunday, January 27, 2013

Trash to Treasure....Repurposed Yo-Yo Boxes

Happy Sunday everyone! I wanted to share my yo-yo boxes with you today! These bad boys are literally a trash to treasure  project! My school had the yo-yo guy from the Ned Show come in and perform his motivational show with our student body. He leaves boxes of yo-yos for sale for a week or so after the show. Anywho, I was in the office checking my box for mail when I spotted these sticking out of the garbage can! I immediately went and dug them out of the trash and luckily they were unharmed. They are really large...bigger that a large pizza box. I think they held like 40 something yo-yos. They are nice and sturdy and the type of boxes you can unfold and lay out flat. I decided to unfold them and cover them with pretty wrapping paper. All it took was some spray adhesive and a lot of patience...:)

Here is the box in it's original state....

After it was unfolded.....

And here they are all done....:) Pretty huh?

The green and yellow wrapping papers are from TJ Maxx and very nice quality. The other two I picked up at the Dollar General for $1 each. They are really pretty but the paper is much thinner. I think it will hold up fairly well though!

Here is a picture showing the insert that was in each box. I am keeping them in there for now because I might end up making something small like hair bows or ornaments that I can store in them for my ETSY shop (if I ever get it started).

Now I know you probably don't have any spare yo-yo boxes laying around, but I shared this to show you how you can take trash and turn it into something worthwhile. You could cover any type of box....shoe boxes, clean pizza boxes, boot boxes, etc. I especially like the type of boxes that you can unfold and lay out a pizza box. What trash have you turned to treasure lately? 



  1. Hi Vicky.. good save on the boxes, and you're right, they'd be good storage for Etsy inventory. I also wanted to thank you for your sweet note on my blog. It's always nice to find other people who are enjoying mobile home living and I'll be sure and watch for updates on your remodel. Excited to find you!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the follow....I love visitors!I'll definitely keep in touch and look forward to your visits...:)



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