Repurpose a Food Package into a Pretty Container

Originally posted 2012-10-25 08:00:11.

Beautiful Storage Made from a Recycled Food 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. I chose to repurpose a food package with a little scrapbooking paper, twine, and a letter P to turn the Pioneer baking mix container I’d been holding onto 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 (<– affiliate link!)
  • 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! here is another food container turned into pretty storage… Have questions about how to repurpose a food package? Leave a comment below!

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