Yes, Easter is now in the rear-view mirror but I simply thought this was too cute ( and super easy ) not to share. And, maybe it will inspire you to do something similar for May Day, a birthday gift, Mother's Day or an end-of-the-year gift for a teacher (that your child could probably make...with a little help from you.)
For years I have been admiring the pretty pattern on the inside of this sturdy tea box, but, instead of tossing it in the recycling bin, I finally saved it and did something creative for Easter. Basically, with a glue tape runner, I rebuilt the box using the existing folds and flaps but in the opposite direction. Since I wanted to use this as a basket, I cut off the top flap; however, if you plan to use it as a gift box, that flap remains intact and there is no need for a handle. Next I punched a hole in two sides and braided three pipe cleaners to create the handle.
Next I embellished the sides with scrap paper and stickers that I already had. Feel free to add whatever you'd like or just leave it as -- your choice!