Crest sponsored this DIY Birthday Gift Boxes From A Toothpaste Box post.
I’m a huge fan of upcycling. I don’t ever want to throw anything out because I want to make everything into something else. I don’t always know what right away, though, so I’ll save things for a little while.
Like the birthday confetti my friend Michelle put in my birthday card a few weeks ago. It was so much confetti and just made my birthday so much more fun. So I wanted to spread that joy to people by putting together DIY Birthday Gift Boxes.
The confetti isn’t the only thing I’m reusing in these, though. I actually made them from a Crest Pro Health toothpaste box. I like the Crest Pro-Health box for this because it’s a little bit longer than the other Crest boxes, so you can get bigger gift boxes out of it.
You’ll also love the Crest toothpaste because Crest Pro-Health toothpaste is the only toothpaste accepted by the American Dental Association to treat all seven attributes (plaque, gingivitis, cavities, sensitivity, tartar, whitening, and it freshens breath). It also helps you advance to healthier gums and stronger teeth with benefits that help protect against areas dentists check most.
Even better, you can save $2 on Crest Pro-Health toothpaste with the coupon in the newspaper from Sunday, November 25.
Pair that with this week’s CVS sale. Through December 1, Crest Pro-Health is on sale for $2.99 with your Extra Care Card (which is free to get at the register). After the coupon, you’re only paying $.99 a box.
DIY Birthday Gift Boxes From A Toothpaste Box
What You’ll Need:
- Crest Pro-Health toothpaste
- Paper plate
- “Happy Birthday” Confetti
- White paint
- Pink paint
- 1-inch paint brush
What You’ll Do:
Carefully cut the toothpaste box into two. You can cut it exactly in half, but it’s more fun if you cut it into two non-matching sizes.
Be careful so you don’t puncture the toothpaste.
Paint a layer of paint onto the box. I always put the paint on a paper plate and paint over it, so I can just toss it later.
Let the layer dry completely, then paint another layer (or two). The pink paint was good after three layers. The white needed four to cover all the writing.
When the paint is completely dry, start gluing the confetti to the box. I wanted it to be an ombre-ish look with more confetti at the bottom and more white space near the top.
I actually really liked how it looked with a little bit of the confetti hanging off the sides. It added a bit more texture.
Fill the box with decorative shred and the gift.
Would you make these DIY Birthday Gift Boxes?