How To Turn a Birchbox Into a Picture Frame!


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Do you a collection of super cute Birchboxes like I do? (The designs are too lovely to not keep in my opinion!) I decided to think of other ways to use these boxes – and turning them into picture frames worked out so well!

To do this project, I used scissors, paper, a pen, a craft knife, washi tape, and a craft cutting board.

Step 1: Cut out the shape you want for your frame. For this frame, I decided to do a heart shape. I folded the paper in half and cut to get a symmetrical shape.

Step 2: Trace the shape on the side of the lid:

Step 3: Cut the shape out with a craft knife:

Step 4: Tape the photo to the inside of the lid with washi tape. (This way it’s easy to swap pics out in the future!)

And you can keep other photos in the box to change out whenever you like!

Step 5: Add two pieces of tape to keep the lid attached to the box. And you’re done!

What do you think of this quick DIY tutorial for how to re-use Birchbox boxes?

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in DIY Projects with Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| 21 comments

21 Comments

  1. I haven’t been subscribed to birchbox for a ages but I still have a lot of the boxes. Such a cool DIY, LIz!! any ideas what we can do with the old red allure boxes? I’m open to suggestions.

  2. AMAZING idea6, I’ve seen that one before however I forgot about it lol!! Now what other ways can you use them?? I have a bunch of boxes so I need more ideas lol!! ☺💯💕

  3. Thanks Liz! This is such a cute idea! I’m actually going to try to make one now…

  4. Cute idea! I use them inside desk and dresser drawers to keep things organized .

    • Was just thinking this because I have been Kondo-tidying. Now would be the time I wish I had saved any of mine! Allure boxes work well also though! You wouldn’t believe how nice my office supply and kitchen utensil drawers are looking these days…

  5. Does anyone else have any other suggestions? I have been using it for gifts, but of course you are limited by the size of the box. Also, for traveling–they are a good size for my underwear or for kids’ undies or accessories, bows, etc. Would love to hear it all! Or, Liz, maybe you can make a post with all suggestions for these boxes 😉 LOL, I have about 60 boxes…

    • I store craft supplies in them, and just label the boxes with a label maker on the top and the side that shows. Buttons, coloring pencils, fabric scraps. Kids’ small play and crafting items. Items from sub boxes that you won’t keep but are saving to give to friends. I actually use the Allure and Glossybox boxes to store my cosmetics stash sorted by category: “Shampoo/conditioner samples”, “Lip balms”, “Moisturizers/anti-aging”, “Serums”, “Dental floss and picks”, “Sheet masks”, “Cleansers and scrubs”, etc. This way I just reach for a new one when I’ve used up the one in the bathroom.

    • I use cardboard as a divider and use them as cute drawer organizers for swimsuits, underwear and socks!

      • Oooh, great idea!!

  6. They also make great gift boxes (depending on occasion and design) with just a pretty bow added and a label over the “Birchbox”

  7. Great idea! Now, what do you put inside the box to add weight to it? Unless you hang it on the wall, it will fall over.

  8. Great idea, I think I’ll try this with my patterned Target boxes! Thank you for sharing!

    • Yay!

  9. Fantastic idea!!! A great little project for adults and kids (depending on age obviously) and a wonderful way to repurpose for environmental reasons. I have so many of those boxes from Birchbox mainly, but also from a few other subs. Thanks Liz!

    • Glad you like it! Thanks, Dani!

  10. I always wonder what to do with all those gorgeous boxes… this is brilliant! Thank you Liz!

    • You’re welcome! Birchbox has such pretty designs too – lots of potential beautiful frames! 🙂

  11. Love

  12. Super cute!

  13. Such a cute idea! 🙂

    • Thanks, Luna! 🙂

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