Home Recycled Home: Making Mother’s Day Personal

HRHMaking Mothers Day Personal

HRH_photoThere are so many ways that Mom has showed us her love over the years. Mother’s Day (May 10) is one of the best opportunities to say thank you and making Mom a very special personalized gift is the perfect way to do it! Let’s reuse those monthly make-up delivery boxes (fabfitfun, Birchbox, Glossybox, etc.) and make some fun gifts!


  • Cardboard box with lid
  • Paint and/or scrapbook paper
  • Craft wire
  • Scissor
  • Miniature clothespins
  • Two of your favorite photos


Step 1: Start by painting or decorating one or two of your make-up delivery boxes with either your favorite color craft paint or a few sheets of scrapbook paper. Keep the print light so the focus is on your photos. Allow paint/glue to dry.

Step 2: Carefully thread the craft wire through the short side and tie a knot. Connect the wire through the other side of the box, again knotting the end to secure the wire.

Step 3: Attach one or two of your favorite photos to the craft wire with tiny clothespins. You can hang the box on any wall using double-sided tape or artfully display it in Mom’s space.

Note: There are hundreds of re-use ideas for these wonderful boxes online. Share your Home Recycled Home photos with us Facebook!

Do you have an item (or a collection of items) that you are looking to recycle? Send a picture of your products over and I just might use them in a future project! Pictures should be emailed to awanamaker@townandcountrygazette.com. Please be sure to include your name and contact info.


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