20 brilliant ways to use cardboard boxes around the house

If you think that the only way you can get rid of those cardboard boxes at home is to take them to the recycling center- think again.

Believe it or not, there are tons of ways to up cycle cardboard boxes. You can turn them into toys or handy items at home, such as organizers and extra storage spaces. You can even turn them into creative pieces of furniture.

If you don’t think that’s possible, then check out these clever tips on how to recycle cardboard boxes at home.

1. Marker caddy.

If you are into arts and crafts, you can turn your old cardboard box into a marker caddy. Just add a few empty tissue rolls to keep your pens upright.

2. Play stove.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to buy your kids new toys. You can take a cardboard box and turn it into a play stove. It’s cheap, fun to make, and entertaining to play with.

3. Cardboard city.

Making a cardboard city could be as fun for your kids as it is for you. Simply take a few empty cardboard boxes and assemble them into buildings. Let your kids decorate add the doors and windows. You can also add dolls and toy cars to make it more realistic.

4. Dog house.

This one’s a pretty clever way of up cycling an old cardboard box. It’s perfect for if you often have puppy parties at home.

5. Rustic Christmas decorations.

If you don’t have a theme yet for this year’s Christmas tree, why not go rustic? You can easily achieve that by cutting out tree patterns from your cardboard box. Take a foam brush and dip it into your paint of choice. Dab it all over your tree and allow to dry before hanging.


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