Brownie box recycle
Seems now that I don’t throw away any boxes and collect as many as I can – I try to find more and more uses for them.
This one is so easy – take a normal brownie box (of course after you make the brownies with white chocolate chips in them and your family tells you that you are the best brownie maker in the world).
There is a side where the manufacturer glues the box together and you just slide your finger down that side (be careful not to get a paper cut – been there done that) to open it. You then have your brownie box fully opened up. Where you slid your finger down there will be a narrow glue tab all the way down – cut that tab off. Then cut the back and one side off the front and one side. Cut all the tabs off the back side (the top and bottom of the box tabs) and the tabs off the top of the front side (leave the bottom tabs – you need those). Tape it all together – the left and right sides get taped to the inside of your envelope and the bottom tab gets taped to the inside of your envelope. The tape holds it all together. I used tape on the inside as well as tape on the outside. I also used clear shipping tape – nice and strong.
This is what you have as an envelope/folder afterwards.
Ignore the black line – that is a support piece to our laptop riser – I wanted to stand the folder up for illustrative purposes and that was the only thing I could think of to do that.
If you can further allow your imagination to wander – you could leave the top tabs on the front of the box and use this cardboard envelope as a cardboard mailer and tape down the top tab as the closing portion of the cardboard mailer. Just put a label on it and it is ready to go. Don’t waste money on a cardboard mailer when you have the items readily available to you already.