White Elephant Trash to Treasure

I'm sure that sometime during this Christmas season you have been to a White Elephant party. We have been to one and are going to another one this weekend. 75% of the time you go home with something you don't want. This summer at our family reunion we did a similar gift exchange and my hubby got this lovely box:

I didn't feel like we got the total short end of the stick because I felt like I could do something with it. So it got thrown in a box when we moved and as I was going through and organizing my craft stuff I came across it again and thought it would be a great gift box.

I Mod Podged wrapping paper around the bottom half and painted the lid white. I glued the ribbon onto the sides and top. To help with lining it all up I drew lightly on the sides with pencil and I'm so happy with how it turned out. 

For the huge flower from the top I can totally make that into a hairbow for PB. Bigger the bow, better the momma, right?!

Do you have any bad experiences with White Elephant? A couple weekends ago we went home with an ENEMA. I am not joking. 


Just Jaime said...

Cute! Love the color new scheme

Laura said...

That is a transformation! So elegant! I haven't gotten too many out there White Elephant gifts (a lot of scarves really), but one of my co-workers (male) got a pink Princess stocking at an exchange. Poor guy.

Kristen said...

Very cute transformation. The box actually looks usable now :)

Jordan McCollum said...


The worst White Elephant I've ever seen was a teenage boy who ended up with a tampon. At a church (teen) Christmas party. (Hilarious, 17-year-old girl who brought it. :| ) He actually CHOSE it because the person who opened it was ridiculously embarrassed. I doubt he remembers that, but I respect the heck out of it.

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