I am always picking up vintage games, but usually only interested in the pieces inside. The result are stacks of empty game boxes (many that are falling apart due to age) sitting around that I have no idea what to do with, but don't have the heart to throw away. You see, I don't like to throw away anything that has potential and these definitely have potential. I still have a few tucked away for the next big idea, but here's what I did with some of the others.
Step #1: Gather your boxes (even better if they're falling apart already) and scissors.
Step #2: Pick out initials of friends of family (or yourself) and cut them out.
Step #3: Use an office clip or clothing pin to attach your initials to a special gift. This one was for my mom's birthday (first name Nina). Feel free to write a little message on the back of the initial. Another secret: The "wrapping paper" I used was actually the crinkled up paper you find inside a newly purchased purse. I love the almost kraft color with the red baker's twine. Plus it's free and one less thing to make it to your trashcan.
That's it! Easy as 1-2-3. Want a peak inside my mom's birthday gift? I already gave her the gift so it's safe!
Two little antique (early 1900's!) ledger books. I loved them.