Inspired by Family Fun Magazine, Flickr member Urban Woodswalker turns old drink containers into gift boxes. Not recyclable in their area, this re-purposing idea gives the materials a new use. Maybe they were even able to send them to a recipient who could recycle them!
Using scraps of industrial strength adhesive backed velcro for the closure, the boxes are study enough for shipping or just handing off at the holiday party.
Check out more photos and instructions here.