10 creative ways to reuse old cardboard boxes

Recycling is an important part of preserving our planets resources. Many of us have old cardboard boxes laying around the garage. Here are some basic ideas for recycling cardboard boxes. 

  1. Decorative Bathroom Storage Bins:

         o Transform cardboard boxes into stylish organizers for toiletries, toilet                      paper, or washcloths.         

         o Cut off the flaps, cover the outside with contact or wrapping paper, and                  add a fabric lining.

  1. Fantasy-Style Storage Box:

         o  Create decorative storage bins that match your personal style.

         o  Apply layers of papier-mâché to the box, add texture with cold porcelain                 or air-dry clay, and finish with paint.

  1. Shelf Storage Boxes with Handles:

         o   Make cube-style storage inserts for shelving units.

          o  Use cardboard boxes and customize them to fit your needs.

  1. Lightweight Beach Furniture:

         o             Build beach furniture using cardboard boxes.

         o  Add bright patterns and stencils for a fun look.

  1. French-Style Storage with Stencils:

       o  Paint cardboard boxes white and add delicate stencils for chic storage                   solutions.

  1. Pet Bed:

        o  Create a cozy bed for your furry friend using cardboard boxes.

        o  Cut and shape the box, add padding, and cover with fabric.

  1. Fabric-Covered Room Decor:

        o  Wrap cardboard boxes in fabric to make beautiful and functional decor.

        o  Use them as storage or display pieces.

  1. Texas Star Wall Decor:

        o  Craft a Texas star from cardboard and paint it for interesting wall art.

        o Hang it up to add a rustic touch to your space.

  1. Cardboard Playhouse:

        o  Build a playhouse for kids using large cardboard boxes.

        o  Cut out windows and doors, decorate, and let their imagination run wild.

  1. DIY Organizers:

        o  Cut and fold cardboard boxes to create custom organizers for drawers,                 shelves, or closets.

        o  Label them for easy sorting and decluttering.

Feel free to get creative with these ideas, and happy crafting!