How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch

How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch
After enjoying those boxes of chocolates that you’ve got last Valentine’s and White Day, what did you do to the empty boxes?

I think most of you have discarded it weeks ago.

Or some of you have just kept it for no reason, just waiting for a chance to pop in your head.

And if you still keep them, lucky you!


To celebrate this year's Earth Day, here's another DIY tutorial just for you!


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


After reading my DIY post, you’ll never throw your empty chocolate boxes again!


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


 empty chocolate box of Hershey's Kisses
I’ve got this empty transparent plastic container of chocolates from a friend (I’ve noticed that this empty box was just lying around unattended so I asked her if I could keep it, gladly she said yes!).


And raising her right brow with a bubble thought saying “What the hell is she doing with that trash?!”

LOL Seriously, am used to those bubble thoughts and reactions.

Anyway here are the materials I’ve used:


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


1). Empty plastic chocolate box - am using the empty chocolate box of Hershey's Kisses.
2). Old magazines
3). Small hinges (I’ve got it from a hardware store)
4). Adhesive and mod podge
5). Pair of scissors
6). Assorted blings


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


Using the old back label of the box, use it to trace on the designed magazine sheet. If you find don’t have magazine sheet, you can use any colored gift wrapping papers. There is no limits!


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


Cut two of those sheet and then apply an adhesive or mod podge to the surface of the traced sheet.


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


Then paste it on both inner side of the transparent box. I’ve chose these photos from the old Italian fashion brochures because I find it that the designs suits my personality and taste – classic and feminine.


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch

How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


Then using a strong adhesive that you can bought from a hardware strong, attached the hinges on the box. Let it try for 30-minutes. Be careful on using strong adhesive because it truly sticks AF.
So it will look like this!


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch

How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


The design looks sleek and classy and simple. Hhmmm I find it very ordinary.

So I gathered all my available blings and started to attach it to my box clutch.


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


I added this faux orchid because I love florals and it suits this summer, and some studded beads for some little sparkles.


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


And Voila! Now I have my DIY Box Clutch.

And of course I did some few OOTD shots.


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch

How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch
Look at these Ferrero Rocher Chocolates! Hhhhmm YUM! But I see a potential here!


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch
Correction: I think it should be CLUTCH! lol


How to Recycle your Empty Chocolate Box into a Chic Clutch


There are many things that you can do with empty boxes. You can make it as your makeup organizer, or your lipstick storage, etc. You don’t need to buy new storage or clutch bag. And also you will practice the sustainable lifestyle!



Always remember that the only limits is your imagination 


What do you think of my tutorial?




xoxo, Blair



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46 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Lovely DIY post! I've never thought about making a clutch myself. But this idea is great. It looks awesome. And it's fun to make it yourself.

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  3. OMG! I am a huge fan of diy and this is the first time I am seeing such an incredible way to make a clutch. It is definitely worth a try!

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    1. Thank you dear! I will be making many DIY soon! Support eco-friendly lifestyle :D

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  4. Waaah creative. This is my first time see the DIY beg. Definately love to try this out

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    1. Yeah you should try to make your own. Its cheap and will save you money :)

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  5. Great idea. I want to recycle my chocolate box too.

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    1. Thanks Jane! More reason to keep all those empty chocolates boxes :)

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  6. wow, that was super amazing, never ever had such an idea! & yes it looked elegant the way u've carried.

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    1. Thank you! Am planning to bring this to a craft-related event :)

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  7. What a great DIY post! I love that Chic Clutch. Now I have an idea.

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  8. Reason to use up chocolate boxes or a reason to purchase a lot more chocolate!?! Great idea I'm sure somebody will use I myself prefer slouchy clutches.

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    1. Hello Nicole!

      You don't need to buy more chocolates. Just ask your friends for empty boxes!

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  9. This is such a wonderful idea! I go through A LOT of chocolate so I'll keep this in mind for sure.

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    1. Thanks dear! It is also a nice crafty activity with your daughter and with your friends :)

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  10. You're so creative, I just go as far as using the box for jewelry but you've taken it another level which is epic. I love it

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    1. Thank you Anosa! I have many ideas for this kind of box so stay tuned :)

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  11. This is such a good idea! You're so creative and savvy! I will need to give this a try sometime!

    ~Crissy
    www.whimsicalfawn.com

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    1. Thank you Crissy! This is the perks of eagerly not spending bucks. But I do spend luxury for my overseas travel and experience :)

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  12. Great tutorial! You did a wonderful job. I can't wait to give this DIY a try.

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    1. Thank you Tasheena! Keep on exploring my blog for more DIY projects :)

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  13. Woah, this is crazy (good crazy)! What a transformation! I guess I need to keep all of those empty chocolate boxes. ;)

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    1. Crazy right! Well I saw one curated boutique here and they are selling similar purse for a $250.

      and that's crazy!

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  14. That is such a cute idea. My daughter would love it. Although I'd have to find a nice chocolate box like that. It's pretty ornate for a chocolate box.

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    1. Hello David! You can use the empty Ferrero Rocher chocolate box, or any boxes available :) Be creative together with your daughter!

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    1. Thank you Valerie! Sending love from Manila :)

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  16. This. Is. GENIUS. Definitely the best diy i have ever seen. Verry fun and stylish!

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  17. Oh my goodness! This is so creative. I absolutely love this idea. Makes a great craft project. Nice job!

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  18. Did I tell you ,you are super talented.Ferrari rocha shold hire yout .They caN add this fUn element to their brand .Love this.

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  19. I love your DIY post...I can now see the usefulness of a chocolate box

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    1. Thank you Kemi! Never throw your chocolate boxes.

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  20. The box is so beautiful now thanks to you! If I were to recycle it, I am not sure if it would be fit enough to leave the house!!

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  21. Great idea! I was thinking of the small Ferrero boxes as a cute clutch too! Thank you for sharing~

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    1. Yes Relyn, a cute Ferrero box will do. It fits well it your iPhone :)

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  22. Gosh, this is lovely. Have saved this as a holiday project for my daughter to make it for me.

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    1. That's a great idea! You can also make this as a gift for your friends :)

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  23. I absolutely love this idea! It came out looking so chic! I might just have to go out and buy a box a chocolate just to make this!

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    1. Hello Alicia,

      Don't forget to share your chocolates first!

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