DIY Cardboard Box Ideas

If there’s one thing you always seem to have a plethora of, it’s cardboard boxes. Normally, you’ll just fold them up and either burn them or recycle them. But, what if we told you that you’re missing out on opportunities to transform them into some pretty cool DIY projects. In this article we will share with you some ideas of converting cardboard boxes into functional and useful items you didn’t even know you wanted or needed.

Cardboard Playhouse

if you have a little girl, more than likely at some point she’ll be asking you for a playhouse. Unfortunately, playhouse‚Äôs can get expensive. So, create a playhouse by coming up your cardboard box into different pieces and taping them together in the shape of a house. This is easy and inexpensive to make, plus it folds up easily making storage a breeze.

Cardboard Tray

You can create cute and functional trays by taking the lid from a cardboard box and either gluing fabric or scrapbook paper onto its surface. This is a quick, cheap, and easy way to make cute trays that will leave your guests wondering where they can get one, themselves.

Cardboard Cathouse

Help make your feline friend happy by creating a cardboard cathouse. All you have to do is take a couple different cardboard boxes and stack them on top of each other. The, glue the surfaces together and cut out doors and little windows. Also, so they can climb through, cut out holes on the inside of where you glued the boxes together. Then, if you want to make it aesthetically appealing you can glue on fabric or scrapbook paper to help create a finished and sophisticated look.

Picture Frame

You can make adorable picture frames by simply using some cutout cardboard in the shape of the frame. You then can glue onto its surface any fabric or scrapbook paper of your choice. Or, you can paint the cardboard add a design to make it the especially unique. Then, fill it in with your most treasured memories.

Cardboard Clock

This project perhaps will take a little bit of extra time, but you could create a unique & fun cardboard clock simply by taking a cardboard box and cutting out a large circle. Then, attach on its surface a fabric color of your choice. Once that is completed you can then attach matching numbers. To help give the clock a more finished look, glue rope around the edges to hide any cardboard that may be showing. Then, drill a small hole in the center and attach the batter operated clock unit.

Gift Tags

You can always use gift tags, but you don’t have to pay ridiculous prices to get them. All you have to do is cut out different shapes from cardboard, and then take each piece and punch out a small hole at the top. Then, put in a rope or string of your choice to help tie them to any present or package.

There are literally dozens of different projects that you can make from cardboard boxes. The trick is to get creative and utilize things you already have to create interesting, fun and useful items that you can incorporate into your home. These projects are great to do on a rainy day, or you can even involve your kids to make it a family affair. Whatever you decide to do, we wish you happy creating!