Make a Box Tops Container!

Get fired up about giving back by creating a personalized container for storing clipped Box Tops.

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About Box Tops for Education®

Box Tops for Education® gives families a way to take action on their passion for better education. Since its inception in 1996, Box Tops for Education® has helped America’s schools earn more than $475 million. You can earn cash for your child’s schools by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. For more information, visit

New Tradition:Make a Box Tops Bin! 

Blogger Bree Hester ( and her kids show how easy it is to craft your very own Box Tops holder.

supplies laid out on a table

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

  • Empty canister (an old oatmeal can works great)
  • Tape + fabric tape
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Decorative scrapbook paper, letters, sparkles, anything you like
container with scrap paper on it with stapler and scissors next to it

Step 2:

Measure the height of your oatmeal container. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to the same height as the container; staple to the container. Cut a slit in the top of the container to make a hole for your Box Tops.

cut out box tops

Step 3:

Decorate with stickers, fabric tape and whatever else you’d like to make your container uniquely yours.

girl putting a box top in completed container

Step 4:

Cut out your Box Tops and add to your container. Fill regularly, and get cash for your participating school!

For more Box Top container ideas, visit and click on Collection Projects.
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