Freaky Freecycle Friday!!

Hey there peeps!!

Today I’m doing a blog-swap with the sooooooooooooo talented Stephanie over at Somewhat Simple.

So, check me out over there……and I will leave you in her very capable hands here!


She’s even doing a “Freecycle Friday” craft (I need to try this one)!!


Here she is……….

Every time I check to see what Emily is up to on this site, my “Craft To-Do List” grows and grows! So many fun things here, I am honored to be a small part of it!

My name is Stephanie and I am happily typing this post right now from my home in Arizona! I am a wife to my best friend, mom to 3 fantastic kids, and creator of the site somewhat simple. Like Emily, I too LOVE to share creative ideas, easy tutorials and yummy recipes on my very own blog.
Today, in sticking with Emily’s “Freecycle Friday” theme, I decided to share a cute idea that uses items you will find in every home! I call them Cereal Box Totes, and they are so easy you just might want to grab your kids and make these together- I did!
Here is a step by step tutorial, just click on the images to enlarge them:
*or you can use ribbons for straps like my son chose to do with his. see picture below*
(not sure why this uploaded to the side- sorry about that!)
*** Disclaimer!!! Don’t judge me on how these look! I told you my kids did these and I mean it! I tried helping them “make them cute” but you know how it is talking a kid into listening to your ideas!!! They have a vision in their head and nothing you can say (or suggest) will change their minds. With that said, I think they turned out pretty good for a 3 and 6 year old! And the kids love them, so I am proud of them!***
And you can try all different sizes too- the small red one is from box of granola bars. I made a cute almost square one from from a waffle mix box that I gave away to the lady I visit taught years ago. Just have fun with this idea! I am going to see how these work as church bags- they fit a coloring book, some crayons and a bag of fruit snacks very nicely!
 Anyway, I would love for you to come check out the other fun things I have going on at somewhat simple. Each day I post something new: giveaways, monthly challenges, crafts, recipes, and more crafts! Consider yourself personally invited to join in on the fun!
Thanks Emily for letting me take over here today! I love your non-idle hands and I love your blog- keep the ideas coming!
Have a great weekend everyone!
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. Great idea!

  2. These are really cute and FREE! You’d never know they were cereal and granola bar boxes.

  3. this just proves that the CRAFT options out there are endless… I swear I don’t look at anything as ordinary anymore… HMMM’ CEREAL BOX.. nah’ PURSE BOX! how clever!


    Love all the stuff on your blog, especially all the fun holiday treats!

  5. So cute and practical. Thank you for a great idea!

  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! I am so impressed. How do people come up with these great ideas? I am always saving jars and cardboard this and that and tin cans — never can figure out what to do with everything fast enough. I hate wasting — so this is such a great idea for gift totes, since I also love giving gifts for no reason at all. And the mason jar jack-o-lanterns are absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to give those a try! Great ideas! So glad I blogged my way here. :)

  7. I know this is an old post from last year, but I just found it. :) Linking up at

    Up in the mountains on vacation with limited supplies and this came in so handy for making a gift bag. Thanks. :D

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