Online shopping is one of the biggest movements since the invention of the internet, and do you know what that means? A huge amount of cardboard boxes are being mailed out daily! Before you throw them in the trash, read about some eco-friendly ways to reuse them to create brilliant projects.
These DIY tutorials give cardboard boxes another purpose -- we're talking about storage boxes, kids' play houses, organization stations and more.
1. Make a fabric covered storage bin
This fabric-covered storage box is a quick and easy tutorial for any maker! All you need is a cardboard box and fabric of your choice. Check out the simple tutorial here.
2. Make a pinboard from cardboard
A gorgeous pinboard makes a wonderful addition to any home office space, especially if you're the kind of person who loves to keep things organized. There's nothing better than having a convenient place to stick memos, business cards and notes. Get the full tutorial here.
3. Create wall art
Add a pop of color to your room by creating abstract wall art made of cardboard. We are in love with this look. Check out this tutorial by Design Improvised to recreate it.
4. Make a wall clock
How adorable is this wall clock? We love the shabby chic design, but you can customize it to any design you want. Here is the easy DIY tutorial by Hearth and Made.
5. Make burlap storage boxes
Storage boxes make a huge difference in your life. Stay clutter-free with these burlap storage boxes made from cardboard boxes. Here is the tutorial by A Piece of Rainbow to get you on the road to a clutter-free life.
6. Create a chic serving tray
This tray is perfect for your living room. Keep a picture frame, TV remote and a vase of blooms on this tray to give your home a cozy look. You can also serve your favorite snacks on it. Check out the full tutorial here.
7. DIY cardboard pendant lights
If you are looking for a DIY to impress, this is it. Guests will never know that your lights are made out of recycled cardboard! The tutorial by Sugar and Cloth gives you the full walkthrough. Just add some Edison-style light bulbs, and you are good to go!
8. Make a headboard
This simple headboard makes your room feel more homier, as it's customizable to your tastes and inexpensive to make. Check out the easy DIY tutorial here.
9. Create a jewelry tray
Keep your jewelry organized with these pretty trays made from cardboard boxes. These trays look lovely on your dressing table. Here is the DIY tutorial.
10. Make cardboard letters
If you want a cute new decor piece for your home that doesn't cost a ton of money, these DIY cardboard letters are what you need. They can be hung on the wall, placed on a shelf,or lined up on the fireplace mantle, adding a whimsical note to your decor. Get the full tutorial here.
11. Make indoor hopscotch
This kid-friendly project by Happy Hooligans is also perfect for playtime fun. This game can also be brought outdoors. Make sure to hold down the squares with some rocks.
12. Make drawer dividers
Organize your drawers with these cardboard dividers. You won't be opening a messy drawer again! Check out the tutorial here to get started.
13. Hanging shoe organizer
Nothing is worse than getting ready to head out the door to an important meeting or appointment only to find that your shoes have gone missing. When you're ready to leave this stress behind, don't buy a pricey shoe rack. Instead, create one out of cardboard. Get the full tutorial here.
14. Create cardboard guitars
If you have kids or grandkids, this is a perfect DIY project to make for them. Make their playtime an ounce more fun with this cardboard guitar set, and get ready to rock to your favorite tunes. Get the full tutorial by Make It & Love It.