You’ve just finished serving up a nice spread for your friends and family. You baked, broiled, and mixed up enough food to feed four families. Now there’s not enough room in your fridge for what’s left.
Hosting BBQs, parties, and potlucks often means sending your guests home with leftovers. You just slap some aluminum foil on top of a plate and call it a day. Some of you are so sweet that you part with your own stash of storage containers, risking never seeing them again.
If you’re fancy, then you’re sending people packing with purchased takeaways. Nice. But maybe it’s about time for a different option. With this idea from DaveHax, you can dole out small portions in their own to-go boxes. Cheap and easy to make, these portable packs are made from paper plates!
Paper Plate Food Box
Fold the Plate
Fold in two opposite edges of a paper plate to the point that they almost touch.
Open the sides back up where you folded.
On one folded side, cut two slits about 2 inches apart to the fold line. Repeat on the other side.
Fold it Again
Turn the plate around to fold the unfolded sides of the plate so they’re in line with the cut marks.
Flip and Shape It
Flip up your cut tabs and bend up the sides to form the shape of a “gift box.”
Tape the sides in place.
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