Repurposed Aluminum Foil Box
I thought I would share some of my reuse projects to show how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and also my favoriteâ€¦Repurpose. As many of you may already know about my style is that I love to repurpose items to incorporate into my designs. I love to reuse and recreate things normally discarded into something useful and unexpected. I think that is the charm of a project made with reused items is that it invites you to take a second look and makes you think about how it was created. This design I created from an aluminum foil box and added ocean elements to give it a nautical, earthy look. This project uses the same technique as my Plastic Wrap Gift BoxÂ design.
I will be posting more of my repurposed designs all summer. Â If you have any you would like to share, please send me some pictures and I will post them on my blog.
- Foil or Plastic Wrap Box
- Duct Tape
- Sea Glass
- Natural Twine
- Craft Glue
Step 2:Â Wrap pieces of duct tape around the box. Cover entire top, sides and bottom. This will made the box very sturdy so it can be reused to hold keepsakes.
Step 3:Â Trim the side pieces of duct tape to match the shape of the box. It is easier to do this once the tape is already on the box.
Step 4:Â Cut a piece of the map the size to fit around the entire box. Cover the box with the the piece of map and attach with craft glue.
Step 5: Cut four pieces of twine the length of the top of the box. Put two pieces of twine together and tie knots on each side of the twine about 1/2 inch from the ends. Repeat with the other two pieces.
Step 6: Attach the knotted twine on the top of the box with craft glue. Position the shells on top of the twine and glue.
Step 7: GlueÂ the sea glass on the front Â of the box to simulate a latch. Let dry.
This box is perfect for holding odd and ends or placed on a desk for writing instruments. It can be a great gift box and then reused as a functional yet decorative box. I donâ€™t think anyone would know it originally held plastic wrap or aluminum foil.