We made this gift box for a friend's birthday party the other day. It is made from a cereal box. I have seen this done using gift wrap to cover a box. We covered ours with white contact paper and decorated it with permanent markers.
Poke two holes on the top, both sides, for handles. We fastened a pipe cleaner handle to each side.
We tied tulle and ribbon to the handles to make it fancier, then Hollin drew birthday designs on each side with permanent markers.
We added the gift, which was a lovely assortment of art supplies, some tissue paper and a little card.
So sweet and personal. We gave new life to an old box, and saved $ on a gift bag.