As an EBay seller I have often used my empty cereal boxes for shipping items but I recently found a much funner use for those empty boxes. I got the idea from Green Craft Magazine. I made a few of my own modifications but the basics are the same.
To make my cereal boxes into gift bags I glued two boxes together put a light coat of paint on the outside and decorated the outside. The items shown here were for my mom and my niece so I tried to decorate the boxes accordingly. I used a lot of magazine pages as well as scraps of ribbon, old buttons, an old CD, a wire hanger and even an old dryer sheet!
Also check out these great projects made from empty cereal boxes.