First on my list today was to stop at a nearby club store to grab some of their discarded boxes. Usually I pick up the cardboard sheets that go in between pallets. But, today they had piles of brightly colored boxes that I just could not resist!
Do you see those reds, blues and greens! Yes, this is the exact fodder I need for my holiday gift wrapping and crafting.
Also notice the black shiny box in front. These boxes are designed to display products for sale, therefore they’re perfect for displaying your books, photos and knick knacks.
Here are some fun and practical reuses of cardboard boxes that I’ve found around the web:
1. Child’s play area:
3. Toy Mailbox:
|I love this idea for a kid’s Christmas party where the kids can mail their letter to Santa.|
|I’m pretty sure I’m going to do this because it’s so awesome!|
|This is so adorable and giftable!|
6. Laptop Stand: I made two of the cross supports in mine, a slight modification from the tutorial link.
|I made this with the blue box from the 1st picture!|
As we gear up for the holidays, keep an eye out for great boxes that can be reused to enhance gifts, make gifts and wrap gifts. They’re everywhere – and free!
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