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How to Recycle Your Box for the Holidays

November 10, 2016

Reduce, reuse, recycle!

The conversation about climate change and stewardship has only just begun, but in the spirit of National Recycling Week, we’re giving you and your family three different ways to use our signature Boll & Branch white box—just in time for the holidays! Don’t have a signature white box yet? Good thing we have our Wrapped and Ready collection in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide! All of those gifts come packaged in our box, so it’s the perfect gift with minimal effort—ideal for those who want to skip the wrapping paper!

We’re sure you and your family will love filling these boxes with all sorts of goodies. Here are some of our favorite suggestions:

1. The Shadow Box

Head to the craft store to pick up items like glittery paper, mini trees, cotton balls and figurines. These will be the props you use to decorate the inside of your shadow box. Begin by cutting the lid and ribbons off your box, and use scissors or an X-ACTO knife to cut holes into the sides and back of the box. The holes should be just large enough for Christmas lights to poke through. Using a marker, trace pine trees and stars on the glittery paper, and cut out the shapes. Glue the shapes onto the bottom of the box, placing them wherever you see fit. Use a hot glue gun to fix the figurines and mini trees onto the base of your shadow box. Glue the cotton balls on the base of the box to create a “snow” effect. Poke the Christmas lights through the holes you cut earlier, and plug them in. Enjoy the view!

Recycle a Box for a Holiday Shadow Box

2. The Cookie Box

These days it seems like every family has their own particular sugar cookie recipe and decorating techniques. You can use our box to help bring cookies to grandma’s house, or pack them up to pass them out to your neighbors! Mix and match with colorful icing and fun holiday cookie cutters.

Holiday Cookies in the Boll & Branch Signature Box

3. The Ornament Box

No more searching around the house for your ornaments and holiday decorations! Keep all your shimmering silver and gold neat by placing them in our box. You can even wrap the box with colorful wrapping paper and bedazzle it with ribbon, glitter or any other fanciful decoration.

Recycle a Box for Christmas and Holiday Ornaments and Decorations 

We'd love to see how you use our signature white box for the holidays! Share your ideas by using the hashtag #BollandBranchBox for a chance to be featured on our Instagram account @bollandbranch!

Holiday Christmas Cookie Box from Boll & Branch