How to Repurpose a Food Package into a Pretty Container

We have a new addition to the family – a sweet beagle named Pokey. We had his treats stored in a coffee can but that coffee can just didn’t blend into the decor.

Pokey’s treats needed to be stored in something much nicer. A little scrapbooking paper, twine, and a letter P turned the Pioneer baking mix container I’d been holding on to into stylish storage for treats! By the way, the letter P is for “Pokey” not “Pioneer”… just sayin’!



  • Assorted sheets of scrapbooking paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Twine
  • Initial or other decoration

I started by rinsing out the container. I trimmed the main scrapbooking paper to fit the length of the box.



I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the box and applied the paper.



I cut a couple of strips from coordinating scrapbook papers and applied them to the box. I tied a length of twine around the strips and added the initial.


Do you think he likes the box? Probably not, but he definitely likes the treats!

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