Friday, February 5, 2021


Don't throw away those cereal or cracker boxes!  Today I'm sharing the cutest "Made With Love" Caddy using a recycled cracker box and the newest collection from Doodlebug Design:

To get started I used a cracker box that measures 2"X8"X8" and gently deconstructing the box so that it was completely flat.  Next, I traced a 3" circle into a 4 circle grid onto one of the 8X8 panels.  I used a craft knife to carefully cut out the circles. 

I used one of the patterned papers from the "Made With Love" Collection Kit and adhered it to the side with the circles. Again, I carefully cut out the circles, from the patterned paper.  For the remainder of the box, I used the lighter red cardstock to cover the remaining sides (back 8X8 panel and the four sides).  After trimming away the excess red cardstock around the box, I reassembled by gluing the sides back together. 

The cardstock didn't quite cover the entire box, so I used some of the yellow Paper Frills along the edge!  I also made a handle by piecing two pieces of 1.25"X12" strips of patterned paper together.  To make the handles extra-sturdy, I first cut the two strips of paper to 3"X12" and then scored into two sections and then folding.  

I decorated the front of the caddy with one of the large die-cuts that I laminated to protect from bending.  I also hot-glued on a couple of Boutique Buttons and one of the small flower die-cuts.  

I inserted these premade paper cups (found in the Target Dollar Spot) into the four holes, but you could also use paper cups, mini jars, or even large muffins or cupcakes! To the inside of the cups I added all sorts of goodies for crafting.  I used binder rings to hold packages of Doodle Pops and Sprinkles together.  I embellished the rings with laminated die-cuts, stickers, and a bow.

I also cut the 6X6 Paper Pad tag papers in half and they fit neatly into the paper cup.

I love the idea of using the caddy for giving craft supplies, but also think about using it for baked goods, a cupcake kit (sprinkles, cupcake liners and gift tags) or a cosmetics/manicure gift!

Thanks for joining!

Doodlebug Design Product:
Made With Love Collection 
Doodle Pops
Washi Tape
Boutique Buttons
Lady Bug Chunky Twine
Bumblebee Paper Frills


  1. Very creative! Boy some lucky Valentine is going to be very happy with this cute basket and all those crafty Doodlebug goodies!

  2. This is totally amazing!!!! I'm inspired!!!!

  3. Absolutely adorable, and so clever!

  4. This is amazing!! And super you need my address so you can send this to me?? LOL Absolutely love this! You certainly deserve to be on the design team.

  5. I’m always amazed at your projects!! So clever!


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