I don't buy Victoria's Secret or any other name brand very often. When I do, I always keep the packaging because it's so pretty. I recently made a trip to VS with my sisters. My big purchase for the day was one of my favorite perfumes. I got home, took the bottle out of the box and set it on my dressing table where it will live. With the pink box still in my hand I thought, "I can't throw this away." I brainstormed some ideas and settled on this one.
Cut the top flaps off your box.
Fill the box 1/2 full of uncooked rice (for stabilization).
Use tape or glue to permanently shut the bottom (so rice doesn't fall out).
Add makeup or artists brushes.
*FYI: I spray my one and only perfume on my clothes, NOT on my skin. I think everyone knows by now that most skin topicals have, like, a million chemicals. Spray that shit on your clothes instead of your skin!
SIDE NOTE: Fair-trade is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards. -Wikipedia
In 2007, Victoria's Secret began marketing underwear made from organic, fair-trade cotton. In 2011, Bloomberg News investigated the fair-trade cotton program in Burkina Faso, West Africa where Victoria's Secret sources cotton. What they found is apparently common in fair-trade practices, child labor. Children are malnourished, held from school, and forced to plant and pick cotton. "If I get tired and I slow down, he comes to beat me." Clarisse Kambire gave Bloomberg an inside look at her life as an organic fair-trade cotton worker.
I scoured the internet for updated information on this topic. I found nothing. I am curious if Victoria's Secret has made necessary changes as they denied knowing anything about child labor. According to them, they believed they were helping the region by sourcing their cotton from Burkina Faso.
Regardless, it's something to think about next time you pull up your granny panties.
Here I have my brush box set up with a few of my other projects (links below). That's a dollar store wine glass behind my brush box filled with sponges! How easy?!
Don't waste all your money on expensive makeup brushes! Some of my brushes are really paint brushes! There it is, my money saving tip of the day! You're welcome. Bank that dough ladies.
Thank you for checking out this super easy DIY project! What else could be made from a box like this? Leave me a comment.
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