I had one of those moments this morning. Nothing to use for the gift! So I had to think fast.
I had planned to take my friend some chocolate oatmeal and peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies, I made them and they cooled and I went to the storage tub and there was not one gift bag left! Okay I was thinking I will just do the paper plate with the foil on top, Out of paper plates!
I stood in the kitchen and I seen the gift container developing in my head. Those two empty oatmeal containers, I knew how to transform them for a quick and easy fix.
I tapped out any oatmeal dust that was left behind. I grabbed the Christmas wrapping paper, scissors, tape and the ink pen.
I laid the container in its side and measured the wrapping paper, I marked it with the pen. I then cut out the square, positioned the container so there was plenty of over hang on both ends. I taped it in place.
Next I neatly folded the bottom and taped it in place.
For the top I just folded it over into the container.
Now for the lid :
I laid the lid on the wrapping paper and cut out a square.
Using the ink pen I drew around the lid making a circle, I cut that out with the scissors.
I took the wrapping paper circle and put it on the lid, there is a small lip to hold it in place.
Next fill them with the goodies.
That was my quick fix homemade gift container, It saved the day.
I usually recycle all the cardboard containers, including the oatmeal canisters but this is one day I reused the item instead of tossing it in the recycle box.
By Andria Perry
Photos By Andria Perry