Reuse cardboard box

Upcycling cardboard boxes is fun. These throw away boxes can cater your daily needs. An organizer box can keep your home tidy and clean.So its time to bring the piled up boxes to be a part of your home decor.
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Being an online shopping freak…lot of boxes pile up every month.So here is an idea to convert boxes into adorable ones.

TRY IT OUT:

All you need is square sized boxes,around 2 mtr Fabric cloth of your choice, fabric glue ( i used Fevicry No stitch fabric glue ) and thread.

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Cut the upper portion of the box completely…even if the cut is not even don’t worry 🙂

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Now its time to cover the box with thread, choose a starting point at the base of the box and continue wrapping it. For this i used normal fevicol glue.

 

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Keep covering the box evenly, the thread spool should be long enough to cover the entire box..because if new thread will be used in middle it wont give a good look.

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Leave around 2 cm space uncovered at the top.

Its time to glue the fabric to the box.

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The fabric should be glued to the bottom of the box and 2-3 cm around the top cover.

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Once fabric is glued leave the box to dry for an hour.
And after an hour the box is ready to be filled with knick knacks.

 

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These cardboard boxes easy to make and beautiful.

Cute cups

Love cannot be expressed in words, its the form which expresses it. To give expression to your words here is two love cups.A message that skips just as your heartbeat

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Aren’t they cute??

Try it out:

To make this all you need is two earthen cups of any shape and size. These earthen items always have an uneven surface. Take a sandpaper and smooth-en out the surface. Once done soak the cups overnight in water. Dry them in hot sun.

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Once dry, use acrylic colors to paint the base. After its dry, draw the image on the cup with the help of permanent marker.

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What are you waiting for, make one yourself and gift it 🙂

Colored pot for table

Two small earthen pots painted using acrylic colors, these vibrant colors adds a new life to the pot.

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Decorated with easy to make patterns.

TRY IT OUT :

In order to make this at home, you need two pots small in size.Acrylic colors and sand paper.
These pots usually have an uneven surface, all you need to do is even out the surface by rubbing with sand paper.
Soak the pot overnight in water, next day let them dry in sun.
The pots are ready to be painted.

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After coloring don’t forget to let them dry out completely.

cute photo album gift

I just wanted to gift something different on this valentine, all I could think of a cute photo album, handcrafted with love.

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An idea which can be easily put to work, all you need to do is collect some beautiful pictures from past memories and bundle them up into lovable album.

TRY IT OUT:

Collect few snaps, as you can see I took photos, created a collage using picasa and took printouts using the laserjet printer at my home.

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As I wanted to create a small horizontal album with some messages, I chose this format, you can create collages in any format of your choice.

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Cut the single photos in horizontal direction.

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Once you are done with paper cut-out, all u need to do is arrange them together.

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Jot down beautiful words and your past experiences.

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Now once all the pages have been arranged, its time to make the cover. I have used corrugated paper(red), punched hole and tied all the pages together with barn thread.

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Glued this lil elephant…

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You are ready to package it in a beautiful envelope, and wait for happiness to unravel…good luck!!!

Fold able storage box

Here is a fold-able storage box, can be varied in size and design.A box which can be used to store books and many more things.

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This box looks beautiful and can be easily carried when you want to shift it to new place as its fold-able 🙂
One day I saw a box at my friends place and I found it very beautiful..and one thing that intrigued it more was that it was fold able.I thought about it for someday, googled a lot but couldn’t find any tutorial explaining this. And finally after thinking I came up with this.

TRY IT OUT:

Take long sized cardboard sheets, colorful fabric, scissor, glue to stick fabric to cardboard

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Cut 4 equal size square from the cardboard sheet. I had cut squares of 20cm each.

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Once the cardboard has been equally cut, its time to cut two sides of the square in equal halves again.as shown below.

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Now altogether you will be having 6 cardboard sheets. Spread the fabric on the floor. Glue all the sheets to the fabric. Keep in mind to place 20cm board first, then two 10cm board, again 20 cm board then finally two 10cm board. Once its glued fold the fabric and complete the box. Leave a bit of gap between two 10cm sheet so that they can be folded inwards.

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Once the box is complete its time to make the cover. Again take the cardboard sheet. Cut a square board equal in size as the base of the box, along with it cut four rectangular small sheet in order to make the cover.

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Use colorful paper to cover the rim of the lid. Once you have glued it, take another sheet to cover the cardboard.

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Use bright and colorful sheet so that your box gets a vibrant look.

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Its time to decorate the top portion of the lid and the sides of the box. Now this is were you can play with your creativity. you can glue anything of your choice. As I was about to gift this box to my friend who just like a cute lil doll I chose this.

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I know its bit confusing, but still give it a try… I am there to help and make it easy for you 🙂 🙂

Pen stand

This pen stand has been up-cycled using a charger box which came along with one plus one phone, Here is small and compact organizer.

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Once the phone is in use, we have to make space for all the cover boxes that came along with it. With time we tend to throw them away. I have used the charger box and up-cycled it.

TRY IT OUT:

Take the charger box and remove all the stickers attached to it(like price tags etc)

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Take colorful papers, stick the craft paper of your choice to the box.I have used yellow and brown paper and have kept the base uncovered (original red base gives a vibrant look the box).
Use small soft wood sticks to cover one end.These help to increase the overall height of the holder.

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Upper portion is over.Now its time to attach the base.Use glue to stick both portion together.

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Once both the parts are glued together all you need to do is cut out few cartoon characters or images of your choice and stick to the front portion of the holder. I made this pen holder for my friends son so I used a cool kid image cut out.

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So try this idea yourself and don’t forget to share your experience with me 🙂 🙂

Egg shell surprise gift

A beautifull way of conveying message to your loved ones.Its also a perfect idea to show new baby is born.

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Egg shell art is well known.I tried making a surprise gift using an egg shell.This gift idea is best one for all those who want to express their love in a beautiful way. Beautifully adorned egg shell can be priceless gift this valentine. All u need is some acrylic color and a fully cleaned egg.

 

Try it out:

Take an egg.Drill a small hole one side with help of any sharp instrument.To clean the egg completely drill a small hole on the other edge too..This helps to remove egg yolk completely as its viscous.Once everything is removed, clean the egg with running water.Keep it aside to dry.

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Use beautiful acrylic colors to paint it.The hole which has been drilled should be smaller.

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color the egg shell with design of your choice.I here wrote short words which gives it a beautiful look.Insert a message note through the hole.

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Keep the message note small, as it should fit inside.

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The beautiful gift is complete.Take a small gift box of your choice.Place the egg shell inside the box and wrap it up.And you are done.

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When the gift gets opened,all your love protrudes out flawlessly.

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Waiting to listen the perfect reaction you got when the gift was opened. 🙂 🙂

Buddha statue

Hand painted Buddha statue and used for home decor.Bright colors adds a new charisma to the statue.

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You would have always hovered over from shop to shop to get something which you can keep on your living room shelf.Only thing that refrains you is the overly prized decor items. So here is idea to color an earthen Buddha statue and make it as beautiful as is your imagination.

 

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Holder box

Easily crafted using a mobile phone box,cut and glued minion which looks perfect on a black background.

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One of my favorite among other craft ideas is up cycling cardboard boxes. Here is yet another idea where I have used a mobile phone box and created a holder box with it.

TRY IT OUT:

Take any rectangular box.As its a cardboard box all you need to do is take craft papers of your choice and glue it all over the box.Here I have used simple black color paper,it gives it a clean and authentic look.

While making the holder I wanted to keep it simple. I took few printouts of smileys and cut it into perfect shape.

Glued the cut outs on opposite of the box.Yellow color emoticons look beautiful when glued to the black outer cover.

Now its time to take printout of minion and stick it to the front portion of the box.

In order to decorate the box all you need to do is write a beautiful message which would energize you whenever you happen to take a glance at the holder box 🙂 🙂

Organizer box

I got a chocolate box,thought to up-cycle into an organizer box,useful for stationary and cutlery items.

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There are so many cardboard boxes which gets accumulated with time.I love use boxes of different sizes and shapes to up-cycle it and use it various other purposes.

TRY IT OUT:

Take a square box.For making this organizer all you need is colored soft wood sticks(available in market),yarn,glue, a Popsicle stick and ribbon.

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Use glue to stick the yarn to the box. Cover the whole box with yarn. Set it aside for sometime to dry.

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Now its time to glue the soft wood sticks to box. Make sure you use bright colored ribbon to stick to the base.

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Once the glue is dried.Its time to write some message onto the Popsicle stick and glue it to the front part. Once done the box is complete.

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When you create this do share your experience and the outcome 🙂 🙂