Trash to treasure, I think not. I would never consider anything to do with chocolate trash. We seem to get a lot of chocolate at our house. This is the first time I kept the empty box . I covered it with paper, my daughter designed the bird cut out. I added a few paper crafts inside the box for her. A few little note cards and a few dresses to tack on her bulletin board. I like the way it turned out. Now I save all the leftover boxes.