This is Brendans' gift. It is huge- 38x28. I used kraft paper and twine from an estate sale, ribbon and bird flashcards from the thrift store, and packing tape that was free because it wasn't selling from a job I had. So for the most part, I recycled everything.
I wrapped the lid in kraft paper first then applied the packing tape (just in case he had to return it, I didn't want to damage the box top) then I added the green ribbon. The top of the box just slides off so I tied it with twine.
Mmmm! It turned out better than I had planned. I usually make a card but the package is my card this year.