While said projects can be done with tissue or household boxes, I admittedly splurge on these 100% recycled gift boxes from Nashville Wraps (the “economy matte white” ones are shown above). Why? Oh, let me count the ways:
- They’re packed flat, which makes them super easy to store (and since my storage is limited, this is a huge plus).
- They offer a blank template to begin with (instead of having to cover a tissue box with white paper, for example).
- They hold up really well to marker, crayon, tape, white glue, glue sticks, and hot glue.
- These dandy boxes also come in brown, which I’ve used to make this adorable little produce stand, this fantastic boat hat, and this splendid garden.
- They’re 100% recycled! And I love me some recycling.
So, how much of a splurge are these boxes? Well, if you want to buy a case of the white 4 ½” X 4 ½” x 9” size (which I use pretty often – see this project, this project, this project, and this project), you can buy a case of 100 for $26.50. That’s .27 cents a box. Pretty good!
Shipping can add some cost. The good news, however, is that Nashville Wraps offers flat rate or free shipping (plus a small handling fee) when your order reaches certain levels. I take advantage of this by estimating what I need for a year and placing one BIG order to get a break on shipping. The cases of boxes easily stack in a closet or under a table. Nice!