I got boxes and I decorated them with tissue paper and also with mosaic pieces. We recycled the boxes by decorating them. I got my boxes from all kinds of things. The 2 containers were Hershey's cocoa containers. But my parents also gave me coffee containers and water flavoring containers. So once we had used all the coffee or the water flavoring, my parents would give me the boxes.
It doesn't matter if your boxes are big or small. But if you do a big box it will take you much longer. It took me about 2 hours to make the mosaic and the tissue paper boxes and mine were not that big. They look easy and they are easy but they take a lot of time. So if you don't like to be patient or to take your time, this may not be the craft for you. But I do hope that you will try to make the craft because it looks really cool when it's done. To make the mosaic box, all you have to get is..... some different colored pieces of paper. Then you glue the pieces of paper all around the box. You will let the box dry for a while and that's how you make the mosaic boxes.
The tissue paper box was a little easier then the mosaic box. the first step is too wrap around about 5 to 10 piece of tissue paper. You will glue all the pieces all around the box. If you have a cuter paper hanging off the edges of paper you can just cut it off. This will take you a while to do. Then you can cut abut 4 to 6 pieces of tissue paper. You can cut the pieces of paper in any size and shape. you do not want to use to much glue on the paper. If you do use too much glue the paper will tear in to pieces of tissue paper and that's all the steps it takes to make a tissue paper box.