Cardboard Décor: Trendy and Clever

Cardboard boxes are probably something that goes in and out of our houses on a daily basis.  And if not on a daily basis, than multiple times a week.  Everything comes in cardboard!  Our cereal, our office supplies, our who knows what else that we deal with at work, our Amazon purchases, and fifty percent of everything else that we purchase.  So it goes without saying that figuring out what to do with all of those leftover cardboard boxes is kind of a daunting task.

We are tempted just to throw it all out, but some of us recycle our cardboard or use it for bonfires if we have that luxury.  How about DIY home projects?  Because cardboard actually makes some pretty awesome and intriguing home décor!  Here are ten ideas to get you started:

Bookshelves

One of the easiest ways to get rid of a large amount of the cardboard is by making a cardboard bookshelf.  You can cut out an shape, like a cloud.  Cut out the design on multiple pieces of cardboard and glue them together being sure to leave the square in the middle for the books.

Book

Wall Caddy

If you’re going to make something you want it to be useful, right?  Making a wall caddy out of cardboard boxes is another way to use up a lot of cardboard, all while releasing some of those creative juices and causing your friends to be jealous.  More or less, you cut out geometric shapes and overlap them, but don’t take my word for it.  There are templates online that you are going to want to follow.

Caddy

Tube Artwork

How many toilet paper and paper towel rolls do you think you go through in a week?  I’m guessing a lot, because my own family of four really racks them up.  Start saving those tubes, and in no time you will have enough to make some tube artwork.  Cut the tube into rings and give the rings a bend so that they begin to take on a leaf shape.  Arrange them on the wall in the shape of a tree.

 

Square Artwork-

My favorite piece of cardboard artwork is a collage.  Cut random sizes of squares and begin to lay them out and glue them on top of each other.  Make the piece as big as you can.  We have a very narrow hallway, and this piece of artwork is perfect for that space.  Even a regular picture winds up sticking out too far and making the hallway seem confined.  This is perfect for a transient person to make, because you can throw them away when you are done with them and make a new one when you get somewhere new.  They also make great, homemade gifts!!

 

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