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Jingle Bells Take-Out Box

Dress up your party favors (or leftovers) in these cheery jingle bell boxes! You'll surely be on Santa's nice list if you pack his favorite cookies into one of these festive boxes.

Readily available at dollar stores, craft stores or even from your local Chinese take-out spot, these take-out boxes are easy to dress up, super inexpensive and an unexpected surprise for your recipient to receive.


Green, red or white take-out box (available at many craft stores)
Mini jingle bells with a metal loop or hook on top (available at many craft stores)
Red and green beads
Holiday design paper
Decorative edge scissors
Double-stick tape
Red ribbon


Step 1: Open the take-out box and unbend the metal wire inside that keeps the box together at the end of the handle. (Tip: Use needle nose pliers).

Step 2: Thread mini jingle bells and red and green beads in a alternating pattern on to the wire handle.

Step 3: Reassemble the box and put the metal wire back into the holes on the side of the box, bending it to secure it back in place.

Step 4: Cut holiday design paper to fit over the top of the closed box; use decorative edges scissors to give the paper a festive edge.

Step 5: Use double-stick tape to adhere the holiday paper to the box and accent it with a little red bow and a jingle bell on the front.

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