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KnitClickChick
03-20-2008, 08:56 PM
I need to send a baby gift to my friend, and I have an old unused gift box that I was planning on sending it in --but it has the name of a store that is now out of business printed all over it. Should I get a new box, or do you think I can use the one I have without it being totally tacky?

mwhite
03-20-2008, 08:59 PM
You can spruce it up like a collage. Cut out pretty flowers or baby scenes and glue all over the boxtop with elmer's. When you have the top covered, spread a thin layer of the glue over the pictures, let dry and WHALA! You won't even need a bow!

GinnyG
03-20-2008, 09:07 PM
I reuse boxes ALL the time!

KnitClickChick
03-20-2008, 09:11 PM
You can spruce it up like a collage. Cut out pretty flowers or baby scenes and glue all over the boxtop with elmer's. When you have the top covered, spread a thin layer of the glue over the pictures, let dry and WHALA! You won't even need a bow!

What an awesome idea!! That's what I'll do. Thanks!!

vaknitter
03-20-2008, 09:18 PM
Use the box !! I save and re-use boxes (and gift bags) all the time. I have Disney Store boxes that I have saved for years. It's really not Christmas in my family unless someone gets the Disney box.

cristina61
03-20-2008, 09:42 PM
Use the box !! I save and re-use boxes (and gift bags) all the time. I have Disney Store boxes that I have saved for years. It's really not Christmas in my family unless someone gets the Disney box.
I soon learned that my MIL likes to recycle her boxes and use them for wrapping her Christmas gifts. It's become sort of a running joke every Christmas Eve when we open our presents. DH opens his present -- and for a moment thinks she bought us a new toaster oven . . . nope, it's actually just socks and underwear. :teehee:

KnitClickChick
03-20-2008, 10:30 PM
:rofl:

kellyh57
03-20-2008, 11:39 PM
Use the box !! I save and re-use boxes (and gift bags) all the time. I have Disney Store boxes that I have saved for years. It's really not Christmas in my family unless someone gets the Disney box.

HA! In our family, it's the Lorraine box! My grandma used to work in a ladies' clothing store and they had a ton of these Lorraine boxes (lingerie) and she used them one Christmas. The guys got a huge kick out of getting this "naked" lady box!

I see no problem with reusing boxes and bags. It's the re-gifting that's tacky (especially when you give it back to the person who gave it to you!)

Kelly

evona
03-21-2008, 12:06 AM
I soon learned that my MIL likes to recycle her boxes and use them for wrapping her Christmas gifts. It's become sort of a running joke every Christmas Eve when we open our presents. DH opens his present -- and for a moment thinks she bought us a new toaster oven . . . nope, it's actually just socks and underwear. :teehee:

:rofl: :rofl: This last Christmas I began unwrapping a gift from my MIL who usually recycles boxes for gifts all the time. I took off some of the wrapping paper and saw the words "Toast R Oven" or something like that and I said with a wink and nudge "It looks like I got a Toaster Oven". One look at her face and I realized it WAS a toaster oven. Ohhhhhh I felt so bad and was falling over myself to let her know that I did appreciate the gift. I did too!!!! My toaster was on the blink . . . hence the present.
:roflhard:

annomalley
03-21-2008, 01:01 PM
I say use the box. I don't think it's tacky to re-use a box. Think of it as being environmentally responsible. :)

snowbear
03-21-2008, 01:51 PM
My mother was the queen of reusing boxes. She even moved empty boxes, lol.

When she passed from this world, My brother & I gathered up the empty boxes. The amount of the empty boxes would have filled a washing machine box.

We donated all of them to a day care and they made stuff out of them for their summer projects.

I know she would have loved seeing all those boxes used.

We did keep a few of the boxes just for sentimental sake. One box was over 35 yrs old. She truly reused items, lol

dustinac
03-21-2008, 02:29 PM
I re-use gift boxes all the time...and giftbags...after Christmas I claim them back up even...mom knows to save me her giftbags :rofl: ...I do buy new tissue paper but really haven't bought a new gift bag/box in a very long time :aww:

jdee
03-21-2008, 06:27 PM
I reuse boxes, bags, ribbon...you name it. They shouldn't tell us to recycle if they don't mean it, right? :teehee:

Knitting_Guy
03-21-2008, 06:34 PM
I don't think it would be tacky unless you spilled maple syrup on it.

KnitClickChick
03-21-2008, 07:55 PM
I don't think it would be tacky unless you spilled maple syrup on it.

:teehee: you're always good for a laugh, Mason!

evona
03-21-2008, 07:58 PM
I say use the box. I don't think it's tacky to re-use a box. Think of it as being environmentally responsible. :)


I second this!! :)