After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially. Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY shelves!
This idea is perfect for kids rooms, craft rooms, or any small space that needs a little oomph and extra storage. The creative minds behind Danish magazine Bolig Living share their process for creating these DIY shelves right here. Continue Reading
Sometimes temporary is just what the doctor ordered, but that doesn’t mean this line of cardboard furniture from KARTON isn’t sturdy and durable. Lightweight? Yes. Easy to assemble? You bet. Poor quality? No such luck.
Typography in home decor has been a big trend for a while now, but those over-sized zinc letters you see tend to be pretty dang expensive. Thankfully, we spotted this great tutorial for making your own realistic looking (and cheap) DIY version.
This simple project comes from Sugar and Charm, a blog that shares fabulous recipes and crafts that’ll make your heart go pitter-patter. It’s easy, inexpensive, and on-trend, so let’s get crafting!
This project from Growing Up Creative was written as a craft for kids, but calling it a ‘kid craft’ sort of suggests that it’s on par with gluing pasta onto paper, which it is not. I mean, I guess it could be, but in the right hands, the outcome is a lovely and sophisticated-looking art installation. To make your own toilet-paper-roll-flower wall art, you’ll need this stuff:
toilet paper rolls (I’m guessing paper towel rolls would work too)
paint & brushes
glitter (for the kid version)
(I’m thinking shooting the assembled shape with acrylic spray paint might provide a nice finish)
At first glance, The Agua Table by Brazilian designer Domingos Tótora seems to be a take on the Noguchi coffee table using some perfectly round stones to balance the glass top. But, check out the process photos to see how this base was created from recycled cardboard and glue.
One contractor grade cardboard tube + a bit of time = nearly instant bookshelf.
From Kootoyoo: “I had originally purchased only 1 tube to make a toy box for the smallest…it kicked around the floor of the craft room for a while & I’d done nothing with it.All the while I’d been enjoying posts from this tumblr. http://bookshelves.tumblr.com/
…then I got to thinking how they’d be wonderful as a bookshelf & that’s what I’ve done. Continue Reading
Clever reuse of the all-purpose Altoids tin is a rite of passage for any DIYster, but turning something else entirely INTO an Altoids tin? Well, that’s just plain fun.
“Whether you’re off to school or work, you need something to pack your lunch or snack. Just like the Flintstones, don’t forget your lunch pail. There is a mini-Altoids lunch box but that will not do if you have a hero, grinder, po’boy or submarine sandwich. Make a custom giant Altoids “tin” lunchbox from cardboard to fit anything you want.”
The design is a simple cardboard box covered in duct tape with a hinged lid. Continue Reading