Beer on the Brain: Recyled Beer Box

March 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm 2 comments

Did you spy some cute recycling in our favors?

Yep, the tag and mason jar top are made from recycled beer boxes.  Somewhere on the interwebs I stumbled across a bride who used cardboard from food boxes to make her save the dates.  This sparked an idea with Mr Pretzel so we started saving boxes from six packs and have amassed quite the collection.  We weren’t sure what we were going to do with them but once we bought a mason jar to put our beer bread mix in I had a brainstorm.  I picked up a large circle paper punch and started playing with our beer boxes.

Disassemble the beer box and begin punching.  I quickly discovered that on the cardboard box the circle punch would punch an incomplete circle leaving 3/4 of an inch uncut (it cuts thinner paper perfectly though).  I used this “defect” to my advantage, creating a double circle that can be folded into a card.

Pretty cool!  Out of this one beer box I was able to make 5 cards and 6 tops.

The tops fit perfectly under the jar collar and the cards make nice tags with cooking instructions.

Mr Pretzel is quite pleased with our recycled tags and can’t wait to make more from the wide array of colorful beer boxes that we’ve been collecting.

Are you using recycled materials in your wedding?


Entry filed under: DIY.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah  |  March 5, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Hi 🙂 I wonder if maybe you could/should add more to the side of the note that says “Thank You”–maybe “Thank you for sharing our day with us”, or something that elaborates on “Thank You”? We can brainstorm later if you want, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out 🙂

  • 2. Theresa  |  January 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Great idea! I was thinking about making these. What size mason jars did you buy? Also, how did you print the recipe on the tags? Thanks!


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