I took a couple of ordinary envelope boxes that would have been thrown away, and simply covered the top with a cross between contact paper and cloth - it made for a nice little storage box.
I like the Gray box color
I didn't want to cover-up the word envelope on the box; I thought that would make it that much more interesting to know I simply created it from a box that once had envelopes in it.
I used a hole puncher to make a hole on the top cover and the box bottom; I took a ribbon looped it through on one side of the box - this way It becomes a flip top with a decorative bow.
I never have to un-tie the bow - just flip-it from the other side.