Boxes Upcycled to Drawer Organizers

Thinking Closet drawer dividers before

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Here’s a project that’s green in more than one way.  Lauren blogs at The Thinking Closet, and decided it was time to reorganize her craft drawers.  Her budget was tight, so she had to use what she had to optimize her storage and organization.

Thinking Closet drawer dividers before

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DIY Overhead Projector from a Cardboard Box

Amazon box

At Cleverly Inspired, Tracie needed an overhead projector for one of her projects.  Instead of trying to find one to buy, she repurposed a cardboard box and sheet protector to become an overhead projector.

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Birchbox Boxes Repurposed

Eat Sleep Make birchbox before

At Eat.Sleep.Make., Shannon shares a great little upcycling project.  She and her husband get monthly samples from Birchbox, and they arrive in these great little boxes.  Something as cute as that couldn’t just get tossed, so Shannon’s been saving them until inspiration struck.

Eat Sleep Make birchbox before

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Fabric Wrapped Boxes

cardboard box

If you are quick to send your cardboard boxes packing, Emily from Namely Original shows just how much potential lies in those plain brown boxes. They may not be much to look at now…

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Recycled Tuna Box

Organized 31 before 2

Susan came across this empty box on the shelves at her local grocery store.  She felt a little silly admitting it, but there was something about the size and shape that really appealed to her, so she brought it home along with her groceries and set about finding a good use for it.  It took Susan–who blogs at Organized 31–a few months, but she finally realized that it could be used for holding CD’s and DVD’s.

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Cardboard Box Bookmarks and ID Tags

angry-birds-cheese-nips

When Jen from 100 directions saw an Angry Bird Cheese Nips box while out grocery shopping, she knew that cardboard box packed more than yummy cheddar snack crackers. With school starting up, Jen had the fabulous idea to turn the characters from the box into bookmarks and id tags for her son. Yummy cheese crackers {…Read More…}

Cardboard Catch-All

cardboard catch all materials

To say there’s been a time or two that I’ve misplaced the keys would be an understatement. And let’s not even talk about my phone… This cardboard catchall from Design for Mankind contributor Laura will save you the time (and sanity) spent looking for those frequently lost items.  What I also love about this project {…Read More…}

Cereal Box Notepads

cereal boxes

Last year at Infarrantly Creative I did a week-long series featuring different ideas for upcycling cereal boxes. We are one cereal-loving family so there is never a shortage of those colorful cardboard boxes around here. It is a simple process to turn them into cute little notepads. Basically, it just comes down to some cutting {…Read More…}