Serving Trays from Cardboard Boxes

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“A trip to to Costco to purchase party supplies led straight to these empty boxes and a lightbulb moment,” reveals Susan at Organized 31. She was preparing for her daughter’s graduation party at the time, when she realized that shelling out money for expensive serving trays wasn’t necessary.

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Stenciled Cardboard Storage

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Over at Stowand TellU, Amy is on a mission to create more storage in her home for less. One of her latest discoveries is that cardboard, when painted, can be decorative storage. She even figured out how to make her own lidded storage boxes!

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Look What Came Out of a Cereal Box!

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Remember when it was fun to be the one to finish off a box of cereal, because that meant you got to collect the prize? Well, cereal boxes these days don’t have prizes in them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get something from them. Case in point: what Karen from Flimsy Pi created from a couple cereal boxes pulled from her neighbor’s recycling bin.

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From Storage to Style: Cardboard Furniture

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Here’s a rescue project that impressed the heck out of me. Ananada from A Piece of Rainbow figured out how to make some pretty good looking furniture pieces…..out of cardboard boxes!

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Greetings From Your Junk Mail

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If you have a mailbox, then chances are pretty high that you get junk mail. Left unchecked, all that junk mail can quickly stack up to an Everest-sized mountain. So it’s with great pleasure that I announce to you that Heather at Happy Chippy Junk has a fun craft project that will help you get through the rest of the year.

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The Gift That Gives Even More Than Twice

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At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Emily’s son received a present inside a cute polka dotted gift box. It was too cute to just throw away, so Emily decided to think of something to make using the box.

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Dressing Up Plain Magazine Holders

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At View From the Fridge, Katie has been giving her office a makeover.  One of the projects towards this goal was giving some plain cardboard magazine holders a more graphic look.

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From Cold Drinks to Picnic Things

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“A couple of weeks ago when the granddaughters were at the house for the day…we made a fast food run,”  says Kathy at Petticoat Junktion.  “I thought at the time that I would do something fun with the drink tote.”

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