Creative Ways To Reuse Your Cardboard Boxes

Of the dozens and dozens of packages you receive every month, along with them normally comes some form of cardboard box.
 
 
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INDIANAPOLIS - Jan. 29, 2017 - PRLog -- Of the dozens and dozens of packages you receive every month, along with them normally comes some form of cardboard box. And since we've seen a spike in online shopping over the past several years, the amount of cardboard boxes has increased exponentially in homes across America. Normally, all you'll do is break the cardboard box down and either burn it or put it in recycle. However, what if we told you that your missing out on a lot of opportunities to turn those cardboard boxes into some really cool things? In this article, will share with you a few different ways how to take that cardboard box and make it into something special.

Re-Gifting

What better way to use the cardboard box that held the gift that was sent to you, then to turn it into a handwritten thank you card and send it back to the person who gave you the gift. By creating a little design on the cardboard, and writing a sweet note on the back, where you glued on some pretty scrapbook paper, you can create a beautiful card that shows your friend your creative side. Plus, cardboard can be sent as is. So there's no envelope need.

Dinner Circles

If you have a cardboard tube you can cut out circles to turn them into napkin rings. All you have to do is pick out some fabric that you love, and use fabric glue or double-sided tape to secure the cloth to the inside of each cardboard coil.

Eco-Friendly Garden Boxes

You can create an eco-friendly garden box by simply dressing up your cardboard box with a few embellishments, and then line it with plastic. Just make sure you poke a few holes in the plastic so the water can drain. You can then plants either flowers or herbs and use the box as a natural home for your plants.

Child's Play

This is another eco-friendly idea. You can create little shape-sorter toys for your children out of your cardboard box. Just cut the box into different shapes, add some color and then drill a hole in the cardboard and insert some fluted dowel pins to make it easy to guide the colorful shapes into place.

Stylish Storage

Make pretty storage totes out of your old cardboard boxes by using gold screw bolts and spray adhesive to hold fabric covers in place. You can also use an old bell as a carrying strap. This is a great way to repurpose your boxes, while giving you extra storage.


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Cat Scratch Roll

Keep your lovable feline away from your furniture and create a scratchpad from corrugated cardboard boxes. Then, paint the outside to add some color to match the décor of your home.

Make An A-Maze-Ing Toy

This is perfect for a rainy day. If you happen to have large cardboard boxes, from let's say large appliances, you can make a cardboard maze that will entertain your children for hours. All you have to do is join the boxes together with sturdy plastic clips, and cut a doorway or two into each box. And if you really need a babysitter for the day, maybe don't give them an exit door. But shhh, you didn't hear that from us.

Bird Feeder

Yet another eco-friendly projects that helps two different sides of nature. You can use a cardboard toilet paper roll as your base, cover it with peanut butter, and then roll it in birdseed. Then, slip a string or ribbon through it and hang it from a tree close to your window. This is a great way to repurpose old cardboard, while letting you enjoy the beauty of nature.

These are just a few of many ways you can repurpose your old cardboard boxes. All you have to do is gather a few crafting supplies, get creative, and enjoy the fruits of labor!  https://www.buzzfeed.com/lorettaleonard/how-to-choose-the...

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