Behind The Scenes : Mandarin Orange Tray

Upcycled Mooncake Box // Mono + Co

For this upcycling project, let’s go back to the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mooncake boxes come with motifs and designs that are pretty close to Chinese New Year’s theme.  I have kept this box made out of chip wood for a few years in my craft drawer for embellishments and tools.  Very sturdy and still look brand new.

Upcycled Mooncake Box // Mono + Co

I remove the label on the cover and flip the base over.

Upcycled Mooncake Box // Mono + Co

Slip the cover underneath the base and found that it fits perfectly. I do this so that I need not find another place to store the cover.  However, on hindsight, I believe that this was designed on purpose so that the cover does not take up extra space on the table when serving the mooncakes. Brilliant!

Flip the box over again and fill it with mandarin oranges.

Of course, not every mooncake box is designed to be reused the same way.  Play around with it, flip over, deconstruct if you need to,  you might just find a new purpose for that mooncake box that is too pretty to be thrown away.

Upcycled Mooncake Box // Mono + Co

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