Monday, June 20, 2011

Makeover Monday - Nori Containers

I'll eat sushi, it's OK. But, I LOVE Musubis!That's why I wish okazuyas were open for dinner, too. But, for me, the next best thing is the seasoned nori, or as some people call it, Korean nori.

Break open a pack, grab a pinch of rice in a sheet of nori and you have the means to make mini mouthfuls of musubi!

So, I was looking at the containers they come in, really sturdy stuff, such a waste to throw away! I thought, hmmm, why not fill it with more rice stuff, like arare!Or party mix or some other kind of snack!

So, I made a little box from cardstock, 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" and 1 3/4" tall.

Looked a little plain, so I added a strip of this cute ladybug print. You could add more embellishments to match your theme.

Really simple idea that you can fill with packaged treats to make as a favor or just use as a fancy "nut cup".

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Have a great week and go eat some musubis!


  1. OMG, how cool is that to recycle the container.
    That nori is one of my favorite snacks just to eat by itself. Some of my GCs love to eat it plain too.
    I'll have to try decorating the empty container for the kids and put some snacks in it too. TFS and hugs to you.

  2. Wow, my favorite "nori". What a clever idea Joy!

  3. Wow that's a great idea. My son loves this Nori too. Yummy! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Tuesday!

  4. Cute idea Joy! I throw so many of those containers away and never thought to make something with it.

  5. Fabulous recyclable project! i would have never thought of re-using except for glue or paint, but now i have a whole new view... hmm, might have to start saving those too... kids blow through them like water... LOL!

  6. Great recycling idea! I love that brand of nori,too. Combined it with BROWN rice and you have a HEALTHY snack. I recycle the plastic containers for soapmaking. It's nice to give a large slab of homemade soap. I usually take my soap out of the plastic 'mold' but now I think I'll just decorate it as you did. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. So clever Joy! We luv MUSUBI's in our house too! :) Thanks for the tutorial and sharing the measurments.

  8. Got tons of those containers in my house! What a wonderful project! thx for giving me an idea to jack! :)

  9. Oh that's so cute! I never would have thought of that.

  10. These are my favorite nori! Great idea to repurpose these containers for a snack/treat and I love the idea you came up with. Very clever, Joy!


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